Best Portrait Combo?

Started Aug 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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teseg
teseg OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,183
Re: What kind of portrait?

Jim Salvas wrote:

For what it's worth, I'm currently using a 75mm lens on a 2x crop body (150mm equivalent) for portraits. I would prefer a fast and sharp zoom lens covering the entire "portrait" range, from 80mm to about 300mm equivalent. Olympus is due to release one of these soon for my camera and I'm psyched to get it.

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Jim Salvas
"You miss 100% of the shots you never take." - Wayne Gretzky

This is an interesting idea... 80mm - 300mm "portrait lens". My first attempt at portraits with my wife and her girlfriend with a 35mm required me to crop a fair amount. I'm not sure I want some honking huge zoom lens, however.

I'm thinking a 24MP sensor allows for some cropping if necessary + 85mmEFL lens likely meets most of what I am looking for.

Right now I think I'm leaning towards a Nikon D610 + Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Classic Portrait Lens

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