I’ve begun a new project – a mini-documentary – and couldn’t make up my mind which lens to use for the interview portion: so I took along the Sigma 30mm f/1.4,the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 and the Olympus 75mm f/1.8. The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 has been my go-to lens for portraiture, but I didn’t necessarily need extremely shallow depth of field for this shoot, and I certainly didn’t want to be standing several yards away from my subject. As I’d been meaning to test out the Sigma 60mm since picking it up a couple months ago, I decided to put it to the test. The clip was shot at f/5, and I moved in for a tight shot in the second half of the video. If I were to do it again, I’d have closed some of the shades in the studio and opened the aperture up to f/2.8. Apart from that, I’m pretty happy with the results and I’d have no hesitation recommending this lens for interviews if all you need are shots from the shoulders on up; if you require shots from the waist up, I might suggest using a wider lens, like the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 or Olympus 25mm f/1.2.

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