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the best lens for nicon d3100 for sensual photoshot

Discussion in 'General Equipment Chat & Advice' started by ElzaNova, Jun 15, 2021.

  1. ElzaNova

    ElzaNova New Member

    Which lens lens will be the best for sensual photoshot?
  2. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I am not sure what you mean but in general a longer focal length will allow the photographer to work from a greater distance and thus have less distortion in the final images. Something like an 85mm or 105mm lens would be appropriate. Nikon make several at each of those focal lengths.
  3. Michal

    Michal Member

    As with other portraits, a good 85mm would probably be a good choice. For example Nikkor 85mm 1.8.

    Is d3100 a cropped sensor? Then maybe even a 50mm lens. These are cheap and good for portraits.
  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Soft porn, possibly?
  5. Michal

    Michal Member

    Haha, not quite. You can google it :)
  6. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I don't know what you mean either but, as Geoff said focal lengths between 85 and 135 mm (full frame equivalent) are the most often used for head and shoulder portraits because they give a flattering perspective while giving the photographer some distance to the subject and avoiding "lens in your face". Traditionally these lenses are available with a wide maximum aperture and give good separation and narrow depth of field. The 135 mm lenses of old also had adjustable soft focus which is useful for not emphasising skin defects as the sharpest lenses can be cruel. In digital image processing retouching skin texture, eliminating spots and the like, is much easier than it used to be.
  7. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    No way.
  8. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    The “” sensual “” theme shots were the reason I stopped buying photo mags and cancelled my AP subscription 30yrs ago. Not bought one since!!

    Don’t even know if photo mags still do that stuff these days.
  9. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I know the sort of porn that turns you lot on...

    :D :D :D
  10. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    They don't tend to. Occasionally you get some artistic nude stuff, but it's as likely to be a male, as a female and won't be of the titillating variety.

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