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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    The 200mm f/2 is amazing...!
    Bro Blue Shadow,

    You referring to this, right ?

    AF-S NIKKOR 200MM F/2G ED VR II

    http://www.nikon.com.sg/en_SG/produc...m-f2g-ed-vr-ii

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    I have just browsed thru all the recommended portrait lens being posted here.

    Please correct me if I am wrong, looks like all prime portrait lens for focal length above 135mm with large aperture (ie no smaller than 2.8) are all manual lens ...

    Isn't there a large aperture auto focus lens above focal length of 135mm ?

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    200 mm f/2

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    Quote Originally Posted by diediealsomustdive View Post
    200 mm f/2
    Thanks diediealsomustdive,

    this 200 F2 is too huge for me already:

    http://www.nikon.com.sg/en_SG/produc...m-f2g-ed-vr-ii

    My apologies, I should have specified 135 to 150, or lens without "that leg support" (not sure what you called it ... )

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    That's a pretty narrow range you've specified and on the longer end of the portraiture range. There are more options in the 85-105mm range.
    On the AF side, the obvious choice would be the 135mm f2 DC Nikkor which is quite old but has a unique design (one of only two DC or defocus control lenses from Nikon).
    There's a Sigma 150mm macro that can double up as a portrait lens but you did ask for the best.
    Nikon's version is a little dated, and Sigma hasn't released an ART version in this focal length. Which leaves just Tokina and Tamron who have reverse engineered Nikon's AF and neither do a fast 135mm portrait as far as I know.

    As the focal length gets longer, so does the actual lens length. The tripod foot moves the pivot point for connecting the tripod closer to the centre of gravity of the camera/lens combo so it balances better. You'll find most larger tele lenses will have a tripod foot.

    You already have a 150mm equiv exceptional portrait lens. The 75/1.8 in your signature. It acts like a 150mm/f3.6 on FF but with the light gathering ability of an f1.8 lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanKhoo View Post
    Thanks diediealsomustdive,

    this 200 F2 is too huge for me already:

    http://www.nikon.com.sg/en_SG/produc...m-f2g-ed-vr-ii

    My apologies, I should have specified 135 to 150, or lens without "that leg support" (not sure what you called it ... )

    Thanks
    You did ask for our favourite FX portrait lens

    Now you're asking us to list out lens that are 135-150 without leg support ?

    Any other requirements ? AF/MF ? Noisy/Quiet ?

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    Maybe not for the bodies you say...but this one is the heavy hitter.
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    Any lens 135mm and longer and f/2 or larger will be very large. It's called physics the smallest lens in that league with AF is the 135mm f/2DC. The only other lens fitting your spec is the 200mm f/2. You have a very exacting requirement. I use 85/1.8, 105/2.5 (manual focus) and 180/2.8. None in your exacting league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfie View Post
    You did ask for our favourite FX portrait lens
    Yes bro, my initial thought was to see what's everyone's favourite portrait lens

    Now you're asking us to list out lens that are 135-150 without leg support ?
    I just realised some of them are too huge for me especially those with legs

    Any other requirements ? AF/MF ? Noisy/Quiet ?
    Yes, preferably AF

    Thank you & apologies for the trouble ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by swifty View Post
    You already have a 150mm equiv exceptional portrait lens. The 75/1.8 in your signature. It acts like a 150mm/f3.6 on FF but with the light gathering ability of an f1.8 lens.
    Yes, the Olympus 75mm F1.8 has superb bokeh ...

    Like you said, it is equivalent to 150mm F3.6 in FF. The bokeh ability is only at F3.6. Thus I was being "greedy", I was hoping I can get an autofocus FF lens at 150mm with a depth of field of F1.8 (or better) ... and that would have been great ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonzen View Post
    Maybe not for the bodies you say...but this one is the heavy hitter.
    Yeah, I will probably get the 85mm F1.8 because it is cheap and value for money

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    Quote Originally Posted by diediealsomustdive View Post
    Any lens 135mm and longer and f/2 or larger will be very large. It's called physics the smallest lens in that league with AF is the 135mm f/2DC.
    I see ... thanks

    So, the closet to my requirement is the 135 F2 then ...

    The only other lens fitting your spec is the 200mm f/2. You have a very exacting requirement. I use 85/1.8, 105/2.5 (manual focus) and 180/2.8. None in your exacting league.
    After reading all the posting here, looks like the 85 F1.8 is a good compromise ...

    Thanks bro
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    One more option. 105 f2 DC, the other Nikkor DC lens.
    Again quite an old design but optically stronger than the 135 f2 DC with similar unique rendering.
    If you value sharpness more, get the 85/1.8. If you value character more (very subjective I know), then get the 105/2 DC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanKhoo View Post
    After reading all the posting here, looks like the 85 F1.8 is a good compromise ...
    Have a look at this one of my favorite old threads on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swifty View Post
    One more option. 105 f2 DC, the other Nikkor DC lens.
    Again quite an old design but optically stronger than the 135 f2 DC with similar unique rendering.
    If you value sharpness more, get the 85/1.8. If you value character more (very subjective I know), then get the 105/2 DC.
    The 105/2DC is also easier to use then the 135/2DC (And cheaper slightly) I've even used it for random street shooting.

    Thread-starter: As much as specs are nice to read (apertures and focal lengths), its more important to actually use the lens and give it a try. Everyone has different styles of shooting. Your best bet is to borrow from friends, or rent it to give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanKhoo View Post
    I see ... thanks

    So, the closet to my requirement is the 135 F2 then ...


    After reading all the posting here, looks like the 85 F1.8 is a good compromise ...

    Thanks bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dfive View Post
    What Nikon Body and Lenses you using now.... your signature is all M4/3 Crop and Non Nikon ???
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    I think he has a lot of other gears too. Probably Nikon and Fuji too, just that he didnt put it in his signature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfie View Post
    The 105/2DC is also easier to use then the 135/2DC (And cheaper slightly) I've even used it for random street shooting.

    Thread-starter: As much as specs are nice to read (apertures and focal lengths), its more important to actually use the lens and give it a try. Everyone has different styles of shooting. Your best bet is to borrow from friends, or rent it to give it a go.
    Thanks bro, I did try some of the lens specified here at the shop.

    But not too many shops carry the 135/F2 DC because they said is old lens liao ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dfive View Post
    What Nikon Body and Lenses you using now.... your signature is all M4/3 Crop and Non Nikon ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by undergrd View Post
    I think he has a lot of other gears too. Probably Nikon and Fuji too, just that he didnt put it in his signature.
    Yes undergrd, you are correct.

    But the reason I didn't put is because I cannot put. There is only a max number of characters allowed in the signature. So the rest I cannot add in because the limit has been reached.

    I even PM one of the moderators to let me have extra characters but was told it was not possible. So I live with it ...

    Anyway, I also just bought the Panasonic GX8 and didn't update this in the signature yet ...

    Thanks
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