That 56/1.2 is tempting...

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: That 56/1.2 is tempting...
In reply to taz98spin, Feb 20, 2014

taz98spin wrote:

Yes, for portrait sessions, the 60/2.4 lens is my go to lens.

However, most of the images are too sharp, requiring time & effort to smooth out the model's skin in PP.

That's why I'm excited for this lens!

As long as I can get their eyes in focus, I'll be set!

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So you're expecting the 56/1.2 to be less sharp at the same apertures?

I don't think that'll be the case, and in any case I wouldn't want a one grand lens that smooths out skin because it isn't sharp enough.

Or do you want that special f/1.2 close-up look where only the eyes are in focus and the rest of the face is blurred? I'm personally not so sure about that, I find it a bit 'cliché'.

To me, the main attraction of the 56 would be the ability to shoot hand-held in even darker conditions (jazz clubs, etc.). That, and the ability to separate the subject even more from the background when shooting full body portraits.


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Fujifilm X-E1 Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R
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