Best Portrait Combo?

Started Aug 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
mgatov Senior Member • Posts: 1,133
Re: Best Portrait Combo?

I echo your love of the RX-1.

As for the portrait combo... I'm using the D810 and the 85 f1.8.  So far, it has exceeded my expectations.  But, if I were to choose the best from my years of photography, it would have to be the Contax RTSIII with the 84mm f1.4 Zeiss lens.  Nothing since then has replicated it's dreamy bokeh and microcontrast.

For a walk-around camera, I still love the RX-1.  It is light, capable, and takes wonderful pictures.  When I need more flexibility and am willing the bear the load, the D810 kit (28mm f1.8, 5mm f1.8, and 85mm f1.8) works great for me.  The lenses are quite light and not a big issue to carry around. Since the main goal of the D810, for me, is to get the best possible images, I only want to use prime lenses.  Those 3 primes weigh less than the 24-70mm 2.8 zoom.

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