Do I really need prime portrait lens?

Started May 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
JVPhotography
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Re: Do I really need prime portrait lens?
In reply to Tepacca, May 6, 2013

Yes, the 105 DC renders tone, skin, sharpness, bokeh differently than anything else. It's a special lens.

If you can deal with the focus, (+20 af tune ) it will likely be one of those lenses you never sell. I won't sell mine until I can't shoot anymore. The images it renders are so lovely, there is nothing you can buy to trade up but there are a lot of lenses you can buy to trade down.

Tepacca wrote:

I have Nikon 70-200mm f4 VR
Will primes like Nikon 105mm DC or Nikon 85mm 1.4 produce a much better results for portraits? I do not think these would be sharper but will bokeh be that different to justify buyung a new lens?

Thanks

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