Advice for portrait lenses

Started Mar 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Dodi73
Dodi73 Senior Member • Posts: 1,651
Re: Advice for portrait lenses

sapralot wrote:

Hi Dino,

Yes, that's quite amazing. Although the max setting might be way too much for my taste. BTW: What do you mean by 'dodge in the middle for a milder effect'?

This might be of minor relevance, but if I compare the most interesting images on Flickriver shot with the Nikon 135mm f/2.0 DC lens with those shot with the Nikon 135mm f/2.8 AIS lens there is a safe winner...:

Nikon 135mm f/2.0 DC: http://www.flickriver.com/lenses/nikon/135mmf2dc/
Nikon 135mm f/2.8: http://www.flickriver.com/lenses/nikon/135mmf28ais/

Of course it's possible that the f/2.0 is much more popular than the f/2.8. Or that only the more capable photographers are willing to spend that much money for a lens? ;D

Hi Johannes

with "dodging in the middle" I mean "adjusting at your pleasure" (between the two extremes) and btw this is a pic taken with the 105/2.5 on D700 - It's me and my wife in 2010, @ F/4 - believe me, whatever you choose, you can't go wrong.

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All the best from northern Italy, Dino.
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