Pick "the" 2.8 portrait lens

Started Jun 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Pick "the" 2.8 portrait lens
In reply to JVPhotography, Jun 17, 2013

I like the second one marginally better.

But it's not much of a test either.

Put some lights in the background, like Christmas tree lights or some such, and make sure you have some in the center and some in the corners.   It's difficult for a lot of lenses to keep those blurred lights circular once you get toward the edges.   It can be very visible to non-photographers then.

Here's an example from a 300f4:

Lights at the bottom don't look so good.

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