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06-30-2016, 11:47 AM   #16
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Phil, the FA*85 seems a great compromise between the Sigma 85mm, FA*85 and FA77 being in the middle in size and weight.
I think the FA77 may well be for me then if I go down the compact route.

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Rob - you know I own both the FA*85 and FA77. Gotta be the 77 Ltd if you're finding a 85mm f1.4 to be too large/heavy.
The '77 is still very good indeed.
Thanks chaps for all the help, I would like to still explore if the D-FA100 Macro could do it for me on portraits but I will be taking loads of photos at my brothers wedding in a few weeks with the K-1/Sigma 85mm combo and see how I get on!

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70 Sigma Macro is sharp but not that lightweight vs the Sigma 85/1.4
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hoopsontoast what about the F/FA 135 mm F2.8? That lens would work well for weddings, events and candid portraits on the K-1.
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The FA77/1.8 is a no-brainer. Add the FA135/2.8 and you're set.

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M85/2 is very compact and as short as I'd go for portraits.
M100/2.8 is a tad larger but half the cost.
There's also an A100/2.8 but it's pricey.

IMO 135mm is inconvenient for portraits due to greater working distance required.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
M85/2 is very compact and as short as I'd go for portraits.
M100/2.8 is a tad larger but half the cost.
There's also an A100/2.8 but it's pricey.

IMO 135mm is inconvenient for portraits due to greater working distance required.


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On aps-c, i agree, 135 is a little long. On FF, it is great. People love the 77mm on APS-C for portraits, the 135 is about the same.

Heck, some of the best portrait lenses out there are the CaNikon 200 f2.0.
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IMO.. the Sigma 85mm f1.4 have been an excelent lens for portraits, one of my favorite

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