Wide and Portrait

Started Nov 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Charlie Lab
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Re: Wide and Portrait
In reply to die_kruzen, Nov 15, 2012

I think you will be very happy with the 50 1.2 as a portrait lens.  It's a little shorter than what I like best (85mm), but you have it, it's a great lens, and you can test whether you enjoy working in manual mode before choosing another lens.  It will also give you a chance to see if you like 50mm - if you do, but want AF, I think the Sony 50/1.8 is a very nice lens for the money.

I kept my eye out for a high-quality 85mm prime for several months before I finally found one to buy, so even legacy glass in this range can be tricky to acquire. I'm not sure why, but that fast 85 is a rare beast.

Good luck.

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