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08-26-2018, 04:49 PM   #1
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Which lenses do you use for portraits or do you recommend?

Hi I have k1 ff camera ,I'm doing my research which lenses do you recommend for portraits, close shoots with nice bookeh?
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50mm f1.4, 77mm or 70-200 f2.8

Or maybe some old fast 55mm
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Dfa 50mm 1.4 new one?
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FA 43ltd, 77ltd, A*135.

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I use the FA 77 Limited. It was always one of the best portrait lenses. In certain situations, I love the DA* 200 also.

The new D FA 50 1.4 is proving to be in that category, but a bit wider.
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On FF, the old 135s for head and shoulders from a correct distance. There were many built but the Pentax F2.5 is a great one.
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How much do you want to spend?
How high are your (or your clients) expectations?
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The DFA*50 and FA 77 Ltd are pretty obvious candidates, Kaisas!

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Around 600$ max I guess, my clients are will be basic like baby shower or couple pictures etc

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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
The DFA*50 and FA 77 Ltd are pretty obvious candidates, Kaisas!
Is it quick af on k1 I'm talking about fa 77mm lens?
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Around 600$ max I guess, my clients are will be basic like baby shower or couple pictures etc

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Is it quick af on k1 I'm talking about fa 77mm lens?
The 77 is a screw drive lens, but in my experience, it has never been faster or more certain lock than on the K-1. And I didn’t find the focus of the 77 to ever be a slouch on older cameras.
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I have tamron 70-200mm f2.8 lens I think the auto focus almost the same with fa 77mm.
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From my film days I preferred the A* 85 f1.4, But the F 100 f2.8 Macro and M 100 f2.8 were also quite good. I didn't buy my FA 77 until I moved to apsc digital but it was very commonly used for portraits back in the day. On crop I've shot every focal length from 8-400 for portraits. At your budget I'm thinking FA 77 f1.8, DFA 100 f2.8, F or FA 135 f2.8, or the existing 70-200 you already have.
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From my film days I preferred the A* 85 f1.4, But the F 100 f2.8 Macro and M 100 f2.8 were also quite good. I didn't buy my FA 77 until I moved to apsc digital but it was very commonly used for portraits back in the day. On crop I've shot every focal length from 8-400 for portraits. At your budget I'm thinking FA 77 f1.8, DFA 100 f2.8, F or FA 135 f2.8, or the existing 70-200 you already have.
Actually I was looking for FA 135 f2.8, but I dont know how this lens performs on k1 camera...
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You've got the FF equivalent of a 50-135 with the 70-200. Add the Tamron 28-75/2.8 and you've most of what you need.

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You've got the FF equivalent of a 50-135 with the 70-200. Add the Tamron 28-75/2.8 and you've most of what you need.
Nice pict it looks very sharp,yea tamron 28-75mm I checked the samples pictures online ,I think with full frame camera corners comes out kinda dark like vintage I guess ,
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