Portrait lens – Which One? 21-30

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  1. Fany says:

    Thanks God to born you!I’ll be stronger with your knowledge ^^!

  2. ALL Pre war Uncoated lenses serviced are very Good with sunshades on them, especially Tessar. Also a Coated lens NOT MC, needs a sunshade. MC lenses of course are best. Try a Wollensalk 90/4.5 ser. ll velostigmat m39 for lecia,,, No MC but can you say dam good! Your testing is great, I did all these lenses back in 2009 on m4/3, just never published my work. The 90mmF:2 summicron is great also, but heavy expensive lens. You will find the the Komura 105/2.5 most excellent. regards, Don@eastwestphoto

  3. jaspat3 says:

    Nikkor 85/1.8 G AF-S

    Victor, How is the focus ring in case of manual focusing? Thanks

  4. Hi Jaspat3,

    manual focusing with Nikkor 85/1.8 G AF-S is quite OK, but focus throw is rather short (some 20°), This might affect critical precision (it’s harder to lock the focus with very shallow DOF). For normal usage, such as portrait, I don’t see much problems. Where it might cause some frustration is macro (with tubes).

    Cheers,
    Viktor

  5. Amin Riadh says:

    Hello! A bit disappointed you didn’t make a choice. What would be your top 3 from that list?

    • Hi Amin, I would rather spend my time in picking the right model, lighting, composition, expression and most of all – reason to shot, than picking “favorite” portrait lens.
      It might simply depend on general intention – what I’d like to achieve- swirly bokeh, soft glow, low contrast, strong vignetting. extensive flares etc., which lens I will pick.

      Cheers,
      Viktor

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