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07-15-2019, 02:57 PM   #1
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Which longer prime ?

Hi, I'm new to the 645Z and am basically a landscape shooter, though will occasionally shoot portraits, etc.
The body came with the 55mm 2.8 and I have a 35mm 3.5 coming . As far a portrait/longer nature lens ...which one? I'm reading reviews and am getting dizzy.
Any recommendations on which lens to get to round out my bag? ( I still shoot a Canon 7D2 w/100-400 for wildlife)
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07-15-2019, 04:02 PM   #2
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I'm going to say the 150 2.8 would be good for portraiture and nature.
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Yep, also from experience the 150mm F2.8 a superb lens or for just a slight change the 120mm F4 macro
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So, the 75 winds up being slightly longer on the crop frame 645Z. Longer than that and indeed the 120's or 150's would be good candidates, in both manual and AF versions they are very good, and the 120 is one of the sharpest. I'll add that the new 90 gets great reviews, although it is pricey---but is stabilized. And for the curve-ball, the 135 LS is excellent and very sharp, but needs persistence to find as it's a bit rare. I don't recall about the bokeh, but don't think there was much wrong with it. I think the 150 has the best bokeh of all these options.

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Have to add my recommendation for the 120. It's the sharpest lens I've ever used. That being said, I use my 45-85 for 85 percent of my landscape photography. Image with this post -- if I've uploaded it correctly -- was taken with the 120.
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Unless you're doing portraits for dermatological purposes, any of these lenses on a 645Z is going to be sharper than you need. (In fact, I use a diffusion filter, like a black pro-mist or a pearlescent, much of the time.) If you need a lens for head-shot type portraiture, a 120, 150 or 200 will all be fine from an image perspective point of view. The question that might help you decide is how close do you want to be from the subject from a psychological point of view? A 200 might give me an ideal image perspective, but it often puts me too far away from a communication-with-the-subject point of view and so I switch to a 150, 120 or even 75. If you're thinking about having an evenly spaced lens group, 35, 55, 75 and 120 work well. You could get the 120 first and then fill in with the 75 later. Also, if you can live with manual focus lenses (as I do), then the prices are wonderful.
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The 105mm f/2.4 that was made for the 67 is about the right focal length for portraits for your camera. This lens has a great reputation for portrait work. An adapter is needed for the Z.
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Thanks for all the opinions. I actually will probably use it more for closer landscapes , than portraits. So, I'm leaning on the 120.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tb1956 Quote
Thanks for all the opinions. I actually will probably use it more for closer landscapes , than portraits. So, I'm leaning on the 120.
Good choice, then. Don't be put off by the 120 A's lack of AF. It's still a great lens. The 90 is supposedly better if you can afford it.
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I have the 120mm and 200mm, If the 120mm didn’t do macro, I’d sell this and just keep the 200mm, I find this lens to be brilliant, sharp, and nice background blur.....
The 120mm is also a brilliant lens, just prefer the 200mm focal length

Plus the 200mm can be brought for $200-$300 (AU) from any of the Japanese sellers off eBay.... I got mine for $211 AU..... Love it
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