Will there be a good portrait lens for x system?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by WT21, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. WT21

    WT21 FujiXspot Regular

    Feb 1, 2013
    I mean in the 85-135mm range as would be used on full frame?
  2. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 13, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    The closest on the Fuji X Lens Roadmap is the 56mm f1.4 which is an 84mm equivalent.
  3. Ferosferio

    Ferosferio New to FujiXspot

    Apr 3, 2013
    The 56 should be a great length and adequately fast. However, as portraits are relatively easy to manually focus, there is a ton of cheap and not so cheap old glass around. I have both the Nikon 55 1.2 and Canon 55 1.2. Both about 230-260 on eBay or FM and commonly for sale. Excellent optics for wide open portraits!

    I am considering getting a canon 85 1.2 fd. Yes, big, but that lens is legendary, at least the EF versions are...
  4. drewbot

    drewbot FujiXspot Regular

    Feb 1, 2013
    The upcoming 56mm f/1.4 will yield "basically" an 85 f/2.

    The current 60 macro does just fine for that focal length, although it is a tad slower and bitingly sharp.
  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther FujiXspot Veteran

    Feb 2, 2013
    I've always been tempted to buy a Samsung NX body purely for their 85mm ƒ1.4 lens! :cool:
  6. bobmielke

    bobmielke FujiXspot Regular

    Aug 25, 2013
    Portland, Oregon USA
    60mm on a cropped sensor yields a 90mm focal length. I used to use my Nikkor 60mm F/2.8 Macro for portraits all the time. Here's an example:

  7. mnhoj

    mnhoj FujiXspot Regular

    Aug 25, 2013
    Crispy sharp Bob.
    Well done.

    I've been using a Nikon 100E and the F60 2.4. Both are great but I yearn for something in the middle and a bit faster.
    I think I'm going to give the Samyang 85mm a shot as soon as the budget allows.

    And I wouldn't mind an AF Fujinon 85mm 1.8.
  8. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

    May 15, 2013
    Louisville, KY
    Correction: The portrait lens on the roadmap is a 56/1.2 (not 1.4).
  9. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 13, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    Yes, at the time those responses were posted here the lens on the roadmap was 1.4, but it has since been updated to be 1.2
  10. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles FujiXspot Top Veteran

    May 17, 2013
    back in Crooklyn
    i've got the vivitar brand of the 85mm f1,4, and it's great especially for the price. mine isn't for the x-mount, however.

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