Is 35mm or 50mm Better for Portraits? We Take a Look!

This is a pretty classic question. Is 35mm or 50mm better for portraits? Lots of photographers are told these are two of the most versatile focal lengths you can buy. And that’s indeed very true. Portrait photographers can do a lot with these lenses. Years ago, they were made with more distortion and not with the consideration that portraits will be shot with them. Further, only the center area was really best for shooting portraits. But over the years, lens technology has really, really improved. So we’re looking at 35mm and 50mm lenses for portraits across various manufacturers.

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