Focal Length

 

The focal length of your lens has a huge impact on how your photo looks.  Here are some still images that illustrate this.

Focal Lengths of lenses make a difference this is shot on an 18mm lens

Wide Angle shots are very unflattering for portraits. This was shot on an 18mm lens.

 

Focal Lengths of lenses make a difference this is shot on a 50mm lens

A 50mm lens gives better approximation of what the subject really looks like.

 

Focal Lengths of lenses make a difference this is shot on a 135mm lens

A long lens, like a 135mm, is the most flattering for portraits.

 

Focal length affects angle of view. A. 18mm lens. B. 50mm lens. C. 135mm lens.

Focal length affects angle of view. A. 18mm lens. B. 50mm lens. C. 135mm lens.

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