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Oly 45 mm vs 60 mm for Portraits comparasion -- some images

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Bhupinder2002, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi guys .. I shot few portraits with Oly 45 mm and Oly 60 mm 2.8 . I enjoyed both lenses how ever I loved the 60 mm FL for portraits. Both lenses did very well and I used FL600 flash as well . Here are some comparasion shots with OMD . OOC JPEGs. Suggestions n criticism welcome :drinks:

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  2. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Great job.
    The images transcend type of lens altogether.
     
  3. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
    Portugal
    Jaime
    Great portraits!
    Congratulations to the photographer and to the model.

    Have they been shoot both at the same period of the day?
    I ask this because there's a difference between the luminosity of the pictures taken with each lens.
    The ones from 45mm seam to me a bit with to much bright.
    I like much the ones from the 60mm, the colors and bright seams more natural.
    I never shoot with the Oly 45mm but I do have the Oly 60mm and I recognize the details and the color are the same as I got with my copy of that lens.
    But the IQ looks very similar.

    I would like to see a comparison between the bokeh produced by both lenses with the same subject and place.
     
  4. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Thanks for sharing these! I did notice some of the lighting is a bit too harsh, from either your fill flash or the sun. Otherwise she looked like she's having fun! Also using the camera as prop is a nice touch.

    First shot is my favorite. Nice even light and her pose is very good. As for the lenses, they both perform great. However, I would like to see the focal length differences between the two for portraits and bokeh differences with similar framing.

    I wonder if someone would do a Oly 60 vs Sigma 60 portrait shootout? :smile:
     
  5. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    It almost seems you had the flash on manual power, and shooting with the 60, you had to step back, which actually created the right amount of flash. With the 45, the flash was too strong.

    Who is the lady? Model, wife, friend? all three?
     
  6. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks a lot ... Sun was very strong and harsh . I never used external flash before and this was my first experiment with flash .
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Bill .. Flash was on auto mode but Sun was too harsh actually . I loved shooting with flash and will experiment more .She is a friend of mine Bill .
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  8. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks Vin
    Sun wash too harsh actually .
    Cheers
     
  9. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Lighting aside, her personality is shining through, so kudos to both photog and model.
     
  10. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

    776
    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    Nice posing and composition. I, too, would like to see the same shot/pose from comparable distances so her face appears the same size with each lens (and in the same lighting). I wouldn't expect to see much difference between 45 and 60, but I've been surprised before.
     
  11. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I will do it soon . It has to be a studio setup :smile::smile::smile::smile:
    Cheers
     
  12. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    850
    Jan 28, 2011
    USA
    I like the shots with the 60mm better for some reason. I think in general, the skin tones and overall colors are better. Each shot is unique so it may just be these specific shots.
     
  13. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Robert
    The ones from the 60 are much more pleasing to the eye.
     
  14. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  15. Bravin Neff

    Bravin Neff Mu-43 Regular

    192
    Sep 25, 2011
    Detroit
    Bravin Neff
    If that were the only comparison that ever existed, I would say the 60mm is a far better lens.
     
  16. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    I like the 60 set better but I think it's all about lighting, pose, and connection.

    The 45 set is just not as well executed.
     
  17. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia Mu-43 Veteran

    335
    Feb 20, 2010
    It's not the lens, it's all the other variables in both sets of photos.
     
  18. Bravin Neff

    Bravin Neff Mu-43 Regular

    192
    Sep 25, 2011
    Detroit
    Bravin Neff
    It wasn't meant that seriously!
     
  19. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia Mu-43 Veteran

    335
    Feb 20, 2010
    Oh, LOL. No big deal either way of course- ;)

    EDIT- Hey, the grab focus looks pretty cool. A lot of people don't like the silver color of the Oly 45mm anyway. ;)
     
  20. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    Very nice shots. What I like is not the rendition (which is excellent) but the capacity too transmit what you cannot see. In some shots you I'd say you catched her very inner being.