Favorite Adapted Lens for Portaits

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by demiro, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. demiro

    demiro TalkEmount Regular

    Mar 2, 2012
    The biggest priority for with me my 5N is portraits. Posed and more casual. To that end, I'm wondering what are everyone's favorite portrait lenses? (and why)

    Post pics if you got 'em. Apologies is this has been covered before. I searched and couldn't find anything.

  2. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    I use Pentax 55/1.8 or Tamron 105/2.5.
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Minolta MD 50 f/1.7 for me!!!
    Small, lightweight, excellent quality, produces great images, with lovely colours and a "soft" bokeh
    Always suprises me (in a good way) for my portrait shots ;)
  4. Grisu_HDH

    Grisu_HDH TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 16, 2012
    Southern Germany
    I'll choose my Rokkor 1.4 ;-)
  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    I could have predicted that. ;)
  6. ponyslaystation

    ponyslaystation TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 20, 2012
    Rokinon 85 1.4, such a fun lens with amazing bokeh.
  7. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    Love the 50mm, the rokkor f/1.4 works very good, also the yashinon 50mm f/1.7
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
  9. Nubster

    Nubster TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 5, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    50mm f/1.4 ......ROKKOR of course!

    I will say that the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 does a bang up job too as far as producing great images. If not for how close you need to get, it would be a great portrait lens. If the new 60mm does as well as the old 30mm, it may well make an excellent lens for portraits.

    Sigma 30mm f/2.8
  10. Luiz Curcino

    Luiz Curcino TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 27, 2012
    Uberlandia-MG Brasil
  11. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 4, 2013
    My vote also goes to the Rokkor MD 50mm f1.4

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaiphone/8635535343/" title="DSC02389 by Jai Sbr, on Flickr"> View attachment 33154 "800" height="531" alt="DSC02389"></a>
  12. HabsFan

    HabsFan TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 10, 2013
    Ontario, CAN
    I have the 45mm Rokkor as well. Great little lens. As mentioned, not the greatest for close ups as you have to be a couple of feet away. I'm thinking of getting something in the 85mm range. There are a lot of good 85s but everything seems to be over 200$

    Anyone have any recommendations for a smallish cheaper lens in the 85mm range to start out with?

  13. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Gee, I wonder why that is? :p Great shot. :)
  14. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Heh I haven't had the time to post much lately but need to shout out my two loves: Canon FD 50/1.4 and FL55/1.2 - the 50/1.4 has better wide open and all-round performance but it can't melt things like the 55/1.2 so both make such an excellent portrait pairing.

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