Portraits with the V1?

Started Jan 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Dolan Halbrook
Dolan Halbrook Senior Member • Posts: 1,212
Portraits with the V1?

I have to say, the V1 is an intriguing camera. I'm looking for something with a bit more RAW headroom than my LX-5, but small, when I don't want to lug around my DSLR, which is more and more often these days.

The paired zooms seem like solidly good lenses, but I'm wondering how anyone can get a shallow enough DoF for portraiture. Are people using the FT1 adapter and a fast APS-C/FF prime? Are there any native fast primes expected (perhaps at CES)?

I'm currently leaning towards m43 for this reason (and a few others), but I tried the V1 in a store and despite a lack of external controls, it seemed like a pretty well thought out, extremely responsive body, and the EVF was very good, so I'm trying to gather as much info as possible before making any decisions, and keeping all options on the table.

 Dolan Halbrook's gear list:Dolan Halbrook's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:1.8 +2 more
Nikon 1 V1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 (Lumix DMC-FT1)
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