105 MC ahead of others for portraits?

Started 9 months ago | Discussions thread
dreyko Contributing Member • Posts: 637
Re: 105 MC ahead of others for portraits?

Not sure about the new version, but the old vr model was between 3.3 And 3.5 when you were close enough for head shots. For me that was always an issue and pushed me into the 85mm 105mm 1.4 and 1.8 lenses. 3.5 is dangerously close to an f4 zoom.

However if shallow dof is not your thing then it will be great. 105mm is a awesome focal length for full body down to headshots as long as you are not trying to obliterate the background.

If you use case is mixed, ie: macro, portrait, walkabout then it will be great, if you are a portrait focused photographer id get the 85mm 1.8 at current.

 dreyko's gear list:dreyko's gear list
Nikon D750 Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm F2.8G ED Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR +5 more
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