Advice for portrait lenses

Started Mar 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
Stacey_K Veteran Member • Posts: 8,747
Re: 80-200 f2.8

Nexu1 wrote:

Stacey_K wrote:

I'm shocked no one mentioned this yet.. I have the two ring version and it does a nice job with portraits. IMHO 85mm is a bit short on FX to me.

I also got the 105mm f2 DC, it's a really amazing portrait lens.

How do you like the bokeh on this 80-200 shot?

Considering the background (sun glistening off the ripples on a lake?), it looks fine. I don't see any dizzy/swirly/double line nonsense like some lenses would have created from that.

Here is a sample of what the 80-200 does to a more normal background, some sun lit bushes. Many lenses, like the 50mm f1.8G, would have rendered this a busy, double line mess, which would destroy the 3D effect.

And since you really can't seem to get over I don't like your "favorite" 50mm f1.8G, does this mean you are going to stalk my every post now?

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