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Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by WT21, Feb 14, 2013.
I mean in the 85-135mm range as would be used on full frame?
The closest on the Fuji X Lens Roadmap is the 56mm f1.4 which is an 84mm equivalent.
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...
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.
I've always been tempted to buy a Samsung NX body purely for their 85mm ƒ1.4 lens!
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:
Crispy sharp Bob.
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.
Correction: The portrait lens on the roadmap is a 56/1.2 (not 1.4).
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
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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