When it comes to shorter telephoto primes, 85mm is probably the most common choice, but 135mm is often a popular second option. So, which is the right choice for your work? This fantastic video takes a look at the two focal lengths and shows you some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Coming to you from Jason Vong, this helpful video will show you the pros and cons of 85mm lenses and 135mm lenses. No doubt, an 85mm lens is the classic choice for portraits, and often, a manufacturer's unofficial staple lens is a wide-aperture 85mm model, but 135mm lenses can be a great alternative, and they can often be substantially cheaper while still offering the characteristics that make a lot of photographers drool over the aforementioned 85mm options, such as buttery smooth bokeh. One important thing to consider that often gets overlooked when choosing between the lenses is the working distance. If you are working outdoors, it probably will not be a big issue, but if you normally work in a studio, be sure you can accommodate the increased distance required by a 135mm lens. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Vong.