105 MC ahead of others for portraits?

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Kaj E Forum Pro • Posts: 10,225
Re: 105 MC ahead of others for portraits?

DiscoDale wrote:

Looking to get the new 105 MC to dive in to macro.

Just wondering if I got into portraits if this lens would be the go to for that too?

It has beautiful bokeh.

I rarely shoot at long focal lengths and have the Z 70-20 f/2.8 S for those situations. My most used lenses are the Z 14-24 f/2.8 S and the Z 24-70 f/2.8 S, and I hate bringing the weight and bulk of the 70-200 unless I know I am going to need it.

I am thinking about getting the Z MC 105 f/2.8 VR S as a "go everywhere" fairly lightweight "longer" lens for portraits and otherwise for me longer focal length. The micro capability is a bonus. The sharpness for portraits does not bother me the least, I anyhow post-process it to my liking. If you want to get is softer right from the camera, use a softening filter.

For me, 105 mm is preferable over 85 mm for portraits (more flattering for facial features).

Waiting for the MC 105 to become available.

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