Mike West , Jan 28, 1999; 11:33 a.m.
I was forced to use a 35mm lens at a recent portrait job. The clients house was very small and they wanted a group shot of 8 people. I didn't think the results were very flattering both from a standpoint of distortion and backround. You'll be able to control the backround in your studio. But as far as distortion goes, I think you might want to work with high and low angles and try to make the distortion work for you.