18-55mm portrait quality at 55mm 4.0

Started Feb 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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StevenScholten Regular Member • Posts: 147
Re: 18-55mm portrait quality at 55mm 4.0

Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

You know what makes a fabulous portrait lens on the X cameras? A Minolta Rokkor MD 50mm F1.4.

Just gorgeous. Not very expensive either and adapters on Ebay are very cheap. Its manual focus though.

Greg.

Tnx for the tip! I have a Fuji Manual focus 55mm lens., but I have some nagative experiences. Hard to focus. Focus ring was hard to turn. and the white manual focus assist doesn't do it for me in some situations. I have to rely on AF.

I thought the quality of the bokah was pretty decent for f4. the 60mm is tempting as well. with the prices going down.

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