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08-21-2015, 03:29 PM   #31
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My Sigma 400 AF isn't a quality lens - but I do use it as a portrait lens at times. The softness can be flattering.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
If I had more money available for this, it would be the FA 31 (environmental portraits), the DA*55 and the FA 77 - which I think are the 3 best lenses in the whole Pentax lineup, not just for portraits.
Some of my favorite environmental portraits were shot with the FA 31. I am tempted by the 55 at times...
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
My Sigma 400 AF isn't a quality lens - but I do use it as a portrait lens at times. The softness can be flattering.
So the softness is quality you like, thus it's a quality lens.
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So the softness is quality you like, thus it's a quality lens.
In some ways yes. It lacks contrast which I don't like. It is only when used to shoot portraits that I like the softness. And to be fair portraits is the wrong word. Candids are what I use the lens for as far as shooting people.

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