My camera is a Olympus OM-D Mark 10 II.
I need a lens that will take a life size full length portrait that will be used for a reference photo for an oil painting.
I’m having trouble understanding lenses. The photo has to be clear and sharp. I have an Olympus Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 IIR MSC.
I also just purchased an Olympus Digital 45 mm 1:1.8 and it also has 0.5/1.64ft -~ It’s a Portrait lens called Prime and doesn’t move. It works OK for above the waist and the photo is clear enough to do a painting with a life-size face.
I understand to avoid wide angles because they would force me to move too close to the subject and will cause distortions. Telephoto lenses would be more useful.
I will be using a tripod and I will be using camera raw. Also, I understand I need to be eye level and at least 15 feet back. I understand at life-size, I will have a foreshortening problem that Photoshop could correct.
What is the best lens for me?