Pick "the" 2.8 portrait lens

Started Jun 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Cytokine Contributing Member • Posts: 688
Re: Pick "the" 2.8 portrait lens


I like the second one marginally better.

But it's not much of a test either.

Put some lights in the background, like Christmas tree lights or some such, and make sure you have some in the center and some in the corners. It's difficult for a lot of lenses to keep those blurred lights circular once you get toward the edges. It can be very visible to non-photographers then.

Here's an example from a 300f4:

Lights at the bottom don't look so good.

I think that is the advantage of DX we dont see the edges, I like the photo, the blur circles, can reveal alot about lens type and optical construction. John

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