Does anyone primarily shoot portraits with the 50mm F2? (vs 56mm 1.2)?

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Colin Dutton Regular Member • Posts: 237
Re: Does anyone primarily shoot portraits with the 50mm F2? (vs 56mm 1.2)?
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I tried the 56mm f1.2  and the 50mm f2 and I went with the 50mm.  Apart from it being smaller and quicker to focus (and weather-sealed), I also liked the focal length and found that when stopped down to  f2.8 or f4 it had a smoother bokeh and rounder catchlights than the 56mm stopped down to the same aperture (9 blades compared to 7). The 56mm is a lovely lens, especially when shot wide open, but for me the 50mm made more sense.

I can also throw it in the bag on travel assignments along with my other f2 fujinons. It focuses close enough that I can get by with it for food shots (leaving the 60mm macro at home if I'm travelling light) as well as portraits and general travel. So it's pretty flexible. I really like it.

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