Best portrait combo in existence

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NAwlins Contrarian Veteran Member • Posts: 7,379
Yes: head-shots
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Best portrait combo in existence

As per the title. Budget not really a concern luckily. Torn between GFX100S with the 110mm or waiting for the new Hasselblad X2D and lenses.
Is there anything I haven’t thought of? Moving away from Leica and find Sony too clinical and with exasperating menus.

For those who like tight head shots--the type of portrait where with FF (or 35mm) the go-to lens is a 135mm, typically f/2.8 or faster--the question is what lens you'd use on either a GFX 100S or an X1D II / X2D. There are options you can use, but--depending on your taste--arguably none is ideal.

In native GFX lenses, the 250mm is substantially longer, more like the equivalent to a 182mm on FF. The 100-200mm would let you shoot at 185mm for the field of view equivalent to 135mm on FF, but the f/5.6 maximum aperture is slow by the standards of many of those who like the 135mm f/1.8 or f/2 or even f/2.8.

Native Hasselblad X presents a similar issue, maybe the closest option being the 135mm f/2.8 + 1.7x TC combo, but that's somewhat long (equivalent to 167mm on FF) and a little on the slow-side aperture-wise (f/4.8, equivalent to f/3.5).

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