The Best Portrait Lenses?

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
macronordic
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Re: The Best Portrait Lenses?
In reply to Shotcents, Mar 21, 2013

Hi Robert

It seems you don't "really" want to hear other fellows answer. That you have decided to use zooms.

I got 5 of the lenses mentioned in this thread, the 85 1.8 G, 105 2.5 AI, 105 2.5 AIS, 105 2.8 micro VR and 80-200 2.8 AF IF-ED push-pull)

The 2 105 2.5 are identical IQ-wise and mechanical-handlingwise the difference is the longer focus-throw on the ai and perhaps better coating and built-in hood on the ais.

I like the 105 micro and 85 1.8G for AF, subjectively the 85 is sharper, but probably isnt...

The 80-200 has adequate AF and nice bokeh, but is heavy.

Did I mention I bought the 85 1.8G and the two 105 2.5's for bokeh, the 80-200 for 200mm and the 105 2.8 micro for macro. And they have all good bokeh, maybe the 70-200 has better then the 80-200 and maybe the 85 1.4G (85 1.4D) has better than the 85 1.8G. But that is not from first-hand experience, since I don't own those two lenses, only from pictures seen online and other fellows reviews.

But the point is, I can ALLWAYS tell a 105 2.5 pic from the others (if shot wider than f/4.0) it just IS that legendary everybody says.

Get one - it probably will cost less than 200$ - try it. If you don´t like you can probably sell if it for the exact same amount as you paid. And there are plenty of them out there.

Best

Peter, Denmark

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