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11-22-2020, 04:29 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Any example of portrait shots taken with the PENTAX 645 80-160MM F4.5 SMC FA?

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First post on the forum, though I have been reading you guys for a long time. I just acquired a Pentax 645N and it was pretty much love at first sight. It came with the 45mm and now I am looking for new lenses. Since I am mainly interested in portraits, I am of course thinking of the 150mm and, with an adapter, the Pentax 67 105mm F2.4. However, I stubbled upon an affordable 80-160MM F4.5 SMC FA and I am tempted to pull the trigger. The thing is, I don't think I have never seen any portrait example, only landscapes. Could anyone please post some of your portrait shots taken with this lense, and your opinion of it for portraiture (mainly natural light/outside portraits)?

Thanks a lot André

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QuoteOriginally posted by andremunro Quote
Hi!

First post on the forum, though I have been reading you guys for a long time. I just acquired a Pentax 645N and it was pretty much love at first sight. It came with the 45mm and now I am looking for new lenses. Since I am mainly interested in portraits, I am of course thinking of the 150mm and, with an adapter, the Pentax 67 105mm F2.4. However, I stubbled upon an affordable 80-160MM F4.5 SMC FA and I am tempted to pull the trigger. The thing is, I don't think I have never seen any portrait example, only landscapes. Could anyone please post some of your portrait shots taken with this lense, and your opinion of it for portraiture (mainly natural light/outside portraits)?

Thanks a lot André
Welcome to the forums and Pentax medium format. I've had the 645 FA 80-160 for about 6 months, but never shot portraits with it. Sorry. It is a good lens and very well built.

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Welcome, André!

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I dragged my wife outside so I could contribute a quick comparison to the 150mm. Both shots at maximum aperture.

150mm 2.8


80-160mm 4.5

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The zoom is 500g heavier - must be more difficult to do a portrait handheld, which is doable with the 150mm.
Biggest difference between the two portraits is the way the sun falls...
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Thank you everyone, including James's wife, these are great!

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I never did "portrait" (faces) with it but the FA 80-160 mm is a great lens for any application, in my opinion.

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"Portrait of the Saint Lawrence River" (just kidding).

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Très beau portrait de notre Saint-Laurent adoré Richard!


Very beautiful portrait of our beloved Saint-Laurent Richard!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jamesvdm Quote
I dragged my wife outside so I could contribute a quick comparison to the 150mm. Both shots at maximum aperture.
She looks happier with the 80-160.
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It is always interesting to sort photos by camera/lens. I am often surprised. I did a family photoshoot where I used the lens. Here is a sample.

I usually shoot portraits with a prime lens. But I thought to myself that with this family, the zoom was the one to use. Shot with the 645D and the FA645 80-160mm.

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Très beau portrait de notre Saint-Laurent adoré Richard!
Merci, André !

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Hi all, I finally bought the zoom, and I am quite happy with it. Sure, I will still get a prime portrait lense at some point, but for now I enjoy the versatility and enjoy the results!
Here are some of my first examples.
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