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A Macro Lens For Portrait Photography? This Pro Explains Why It's A Great Choice

When you think of macro lenses, you probably think about using them to photograph small objects like insects or flowers…but they can make a fantastic option when you want to shoot portraits? In this episode of Artisan Advice, portrait photographer and Sony Artisan of Imagery Miguel Quiles gives a quick rundown on using macro lenses for portraiture. “The most common question that I get when it comes to using a macro lens for portrait work, is why would someone choose a macro lens over a conventional lens like say an 85mm prime? While the focal lengths are similar, macro lenses like the Sony 90mm f/2.8 G give you much sharper results.” Watch as Quiles shares more on shooting portraits with macro lenses below. 

Using a Sony 90mm Macro, portrait pro Miguel Quiles explains why an f/2.8 macro is an absolute sleeper for portraits.


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