Lenses: Did they get it right??

Started Jun 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jim King
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Re: Lenses: Did they get it right??
In reply to deednets, Jun 10, 2013

deednets wrote:

Sure, I had been hoping for a medium fast telephoto lens since I take portraits. The 56/1.2 too close to the 60 I currently use, cannot imagining that I would use bot the 60 and the 56 (plus the Zeiss 50/2.8 Macro??).

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But the 56 and the 60 are entirely different lenses in terms of what they will do.  The 60/2.4 is a super-sharp medium speed macro, which although it can be used for portraits is not particularly well suited for this IMO.  The 56/1.2 is two stops faster to give the narrow DOF and low-light capability (and probably slightly lower sharpness) that many desire in a portrait lens.

Horses for courses - I have the 60/2.4 and will undoubtedly get the 56/1.2 eventually as well.  They complement one another.

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