Portrait with 80mm


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Hi Everyone,
I'd like to know what's the minimum distance I should stand from a model without deforming her face using a 80mm Planar.
Tks for ypur help.


About the same distance you usually see people's faces in 'real life - 1 to 1.5 meters.

That means a 80 mm lens is a bit short for 'face shots' (i.e. you get quite a bit more than just the face - field of view about 94 cm at 1.5 meter), but great for wider portraits.