Advice on pick for DX - 60mm Micro or 85 1.8G

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Advice on pick for DX - 60mm Micro or 85 1.8G
In reply to Leonard Shepherd, May 1, 2013

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

The 60mm G was the lens Nikon chose for the portraits in the D3x brochure when 24 MP was the top sensor resolution in 35mm format.

60mm is about right for natural perspective in a portrait using DX.

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Leonard Shepherd
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That says a lot! Found the brochure here:

http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d3x/pdf/d3x_24p.pdf

The portrait designed to look like Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring seems to suggest the difference the 60mm G makes compared to the 'soft/romantic' possibility/tendency of the 85G. It's got detail that not every subject would prefer, but very clear and precise even on a romantically prepared subject (made up and lighted for a studio). I like it.

Thanks Leonard. Appreciate it.

Greg

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