December 4, 2022


Capturing Magic Moments

Why you should use a 100mm macro lens for beauty and portrait photography

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Most photographers drool over 85mm f/1.4 lenses for portraiture, and while these are certainly a lot of fun, they might not be the best choice for you. This fantastic video shows you why you should consider a 100mm macro lens for your work.

This great video tutorial by Kayleigh June shows you why you should consider using a macro lens for portrait and beauty photography. In the age of f/1.4 apertures and forgotten backgrounds, the idea of ​​using a lens with a relatively walkable maximum aperture might seem strange, but there are plenty of benefits to be had. First, a 100mm f/2.8 macro lens is likely to be significantly cheaper than an 85mm f/1.4 with comparable image quality. Second, it will be much lighter and easier to handle. In addition, it will likely focus faster and produce sharper results. And all of this is said without mentioning the increased versatility of the macro capabilities, which allow you to capture detail shots that wouldn’t be possible with a regular 85mm portrait lens. I probably did 90% of my headshots with my 100mm macro lens and it’s been a reliable workhorse that has paid for itself many times over. Check out the video above for the full June rundown.

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