Portrait Lens of Choice?
© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott
Manual focus obviously isn’t for everyone, but if you won’t mind manually focusing and are looking for a 50mm lens with great image quality, it’s hard to not recommend this Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50mm. It has really superb bokeh rendering and great sharpness, too. I’ve done a little dodging and burning here and added some texture to make the background more “portrait” looking, but this natural light portrait at f/2 shows both stunning sharpness and the very nice transition to defocus. Zeiss color is always a treat, too. You can see more images from the Milvus here and watch for my review next week. Should this be your portrait lens of choice?
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One thought on “Portrait Lens of Choice?”
Beautiful picture! Back in “old days” of film, I really liked using my Olympus Zuiko 135mm f3.5 for portraits. I got some great photographs with that lens (paired with an Olympus OMPC camera…new in 1984 or ’85 I think). (I still have both too.) I should try the 135mm on my 40D or 7D as I have a Fotodiox Olympus to EOS adapter…