lens sizes for portraits

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    i read in the wedding photography sticky about what equipment to bring. i'm sure it is very different from portrait photography, but I have always heard that it is best to use a 135 mm lens for portraits (using a 35mm film camera). i'm sure it is also a much tighter space to work with when photographing weddings so you need a wider angled lens to fit the scene, but wouldnt anything below 50mm distort the photo?
     
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    It's a judgement call. Shorter shooting distances will exagerate this, so I reserve using a wider lens (even a 50mm) for full legnth or group photos. Sometimes it just not possible.

    I would use a 105mm for indivduals or couples (groups too if there's room).
     
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    ah, got it. thanks!
     

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