Best Portrait Combo?

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teseg
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Re: Best Portrait Combo?
In reply to cpkuntz, 2 months ago

cpkuntz wrote:

D810 and Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar. That would make a killer combo. For the ultimate, go for a Nikon 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR II and a D810 and a Pano head. Stand about 10 feet from the subject and shoot a pano to get roughly a medium format or even 4x5 format FOV. That will blow some socks off.

2 concerns with the Zeiss proposal... no AF and maybe a bit long to be the single portrait lens in my stable (of 2 lenses on 2 bodies - I hate changing lenses).  Your other proposal just sounds too complex for what I would want to deal with, but I'm sure the result would be outstanding if properly implemented.

Question. For a hobbyist who shoots ~5K pictures a year what does the D810 give me vs. the D610, because I think we're talking almost double the cost?  If I recall, the sensors are extremely comparable in performance.

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