Lens for street portrait

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
sergerez Regular Member • Posts: 221
Re: Lens for street portrait

boardsy wrote:

Frytek wrote:

boardsy wrote:

Frytek wrote:

Hello, once again. My trip is coming and I still don't have good lens for it!
Just to recall: I have Nex-6 with 16-50PZ and takumar 50/1.5. I will aslo have E16+ECU1 (cheap version of wide angle). I still need something long and I think my budget is getting smaller and smaller..

I think I won't have money even for E55210 and I'm considering manual. My 50/1.4 is quite heavy and I think I'm gonna leave it at home. Instead of it I would like to have sth between 85-135mm range (90-110 prefect). It needs to produce nice image, be 3.5 or faster and be small and light. Do you have any suggestions?

Canon FDn 100/2.8 is a nice compromise between size, weight & price - cheaper than the FDn 100/2.0, around the size of the 18-55 or 55-210 and only 270g, so doesn't scream "telephoto!" on the street. Very sharp, though prone to purple fringing (fixable in post processing), good focal length for picking out faces.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59079068@N02/8488827857/

On polish market there is one available - 100euro. I guess it's not a good price. And I see only 6 blades. Maybe sth else?

Same as this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-FDn-100mm-1-2-8-in-extremely-good-condition-/251108131740?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3a7736039c

6 blades is correct - f2 versions of FD lenses have more blades for nicer bokeh, but the FDn 100/2 costs upwards of $450 on Ebay! E100 is a pretty good price, if in good condition! I got mine for slightly less "as is" with a wobbly mount that I screwed tight and is 100% fine now. You can't expect to get a good wide or tele lens for much less these days. This one is going cheap, so far:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-100mm-F-2-8-FD-lens-/181155850114?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item2a2dbae782

As for number of blades for Canon FD 100/2.8, nFD version has 6 blades whereas the older SSC version (breach lock), which I do own, has 8 blades. It's a little heavier, and the filter size is 55mm (nFD is 52mm). Each is a wonderful peace of glass.

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