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Thread started 10 Nov 2011 (Thursday) 01:37
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POLL: "Your number 1 portrait lens?"
85L
114
22.7%
85 f/1.8
71
14.1%
135L
64
12.7%
70-200 F/2.8 IS II
124
24.7%
50L
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4.8%
200 F/2.8 L
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0.6%
300 F/2.8 L
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0.4%
35L
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3.2%
24-70 F/2.8 L
22
4.4%
Other (specify)
62
12.4%

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Ferrari_Alex
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Nov 10, 2011 01:37 |  #1

There is a very interesting discussion going on in this thread: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1112480

Which lens is indeed the one that you use the most for portraits?!
From the thread we figured out that it will be a close fight between 70-200 F/2.8 IS II, 85L and 135L. Other lenses are mentioned too - 200 F/2.8L, 300 F/2.8 as well as 50L and 35L.

Where will your vote go?


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Nov 10, 2011 01:38 |  #2

Depends how much room I have behind me.




  
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Nov 10, 2011 01:42 |  #3

another thread?



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Nov 10, 2011 01:44 |  #4

You'll notice that the OP started that other thread...

C'mon man. The discussion didn't suck up enough bandwidth? :rolleyes:


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Nov 10, 2011 01:44 |  #5

pkim1230 wrote in post #13379626 (external link)
another thread?

Just a poll....link to the thread attached. Sorry for confusion...there was no possibility to add poll to the thread we had.


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Nov 10, 2011 01:45 |  #6

No discussion, just a poll.....
The new generation will appreciate:-)


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Nov 10, 2011 01:54 |  #7
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Hey alex, since you have 70-200mkII already, just add 35L and 85LmkII and you are done?


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Nov 10, 2011 02:12 |  #8

My 85 f/1.4 Carl Zeiss is my portrait lens. It would have been interesting to put other brand in the poll (Sigma 85 f/1.4 seems to be a very good lens, too)

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Nov 10, 2011 08:21 as a reply to  @ titi_67207's post |  #9

try either the 100 macro or the 100L macro.




  
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Nov 10, 2011 08:33 |  #10

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13379618 (external link)
There is a very interesting discussion going on in this thread: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1112480

Which lens is indeed the one that you use the most for portraits?!
From the thread we figured out that it will be a close fight between 70-200 F/2.8 IS II, 85L and 135L. Other lenses are mentioned too - 200 F/2.8L, 300 F/2.8 as well as 50L and 35L.

Where will your vote go?

Alex - this seems to be an obsession of yours lately. Your other thread... and now this. Not trying to a jerk ... but really, what does it matter what portrait lens everyone else uses?

Have you not figured out what works best for you yet?




  
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Nov 10, 2011 08:34 |  #11

No no no, you all have it wrong, the best portrait lens is the fisheye. Fact!

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Nov 10, 2011 08:35 as a reply to  @ m.shalaby's post |  #12

85L for me.


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Nov 10, 2011 09:07 as a reply to  @ bexi20's post |  #13

For me it's 24-105L, but that could be because that is what I own.


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Nov 10, 2011 10:16 |  #14

Tokina 50-135mm f2.8, which probably means I'd dig the 70-200mm f4 or 2.8 if I shot FF.

Honestly, though, anything in the 80-200mm range on FF works pretty nice. I can't see sweating the decision that much because the actual lens is pretty far down on the list of what makes a great portrait. If you had a nice subject in interesting clothes with an interesting background and lighting, you could shoot a professional looking portrait with a $50 Quantaray 80-200mm kit zoom.


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Nov 10, 2011 12:45 |  #15

It also depends on the style of portraiture. I love my Sigma 50 for wider stuff where you aren't shoving the camera in their face.


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