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    Posted: 30 December 2020 at 10:31
Hi!

Happy new year everyone,is this lens good for portrait shooting?


https://pergear.co.jp/collections/7artisans/products/7artisans-35mm-f0-95
 



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That would depend on your artistic intent.
It is similar to a 50/1.4 on full frame which I happen to like
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Originally posted by Jonas A-R Jonas A-R wrote:

That would depend on your artistic intent.
It is similar to a 50/1.4 on full frame which I happen to like. I do prefer autofocus for portraits though.
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And the patience of your model.
I found manual focus on FF 40mm f2 (Nikon dSLR and Voigtlander Ultron) to be super difficult.
I also struggled with the Nikkor 50/1.2 on FF.

I'm super impressed when people get people shots in focus with these extremes.
(other apertures are available of course!)
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As always, it depends. The focallength commonly considered ideal for portraits is 75-135mm (50-90mm on APS-C) and this is wider. But it is a really nice focallength for environmental portraits.

Depending on what you shoot, something like the Sony E 50/1.8 OSS might be better for less money.

This review might help: https://sonyalpha.blog/2020/11/02/7-artisans-35mm-f0-95/
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It looks good. No one here has reviewed it here yet. Here is a Christopher Frost review.

I have a Neewer 35mm F1.2 which has some interesting rendering.

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Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:

And the patience of your model.



Maybe what we need is not 'Eye' AF but 'Eyelash' AF. Select which eyelash you want sharp and the AF will track it as the model moves her head.
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Eyelash AF, hmmm, is that not what Nikon offers?
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Originally posted by Trent Solom Trent Solom wrote:

Hi!

Happy new year everyone,is this lens good for portrait shooting?


https://pergear.co.jp/collections/7artisans/products/7artisans-35mm-f0-95


I'd say it is likely to be quite a specialist lens to use for portraits.
Without knowing your portrait experience I'd say this isn't an immediate 'first' portrait lens. Nor even a 2nd or 3rd choice.

Manual focus is an art in itself. I've personally ruined one of the few decent portraits I shot with a Nikon 50/1.2 (at f2.8 I think?) because I missed focus. An unrepeatable shot with glorious colors and lighting. One day I'll post it here.

If I was an expert portrait shooter (I am not) then I would have gotten that shot right through more experience. As a non-portrait shooter I blame "my poor equipment decision" for the shot I failed to capture properly. The perfect: bad workman blaming his tools situation. But I blame the lens choice not the lens (which is nice when it is in focus!).

While I'm not a portrait shooter I challenge the go-to-85mm zone for portraits. I've seen a lot of shots I really enjoy that are clearly taken on a wide/normal depending on framing, picture shape, and size of the room.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 December 2020 at 21:43
Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:

While I'm not a portrait shooter I challenge the go-to-85mm zone for portraits. I've seen a lot of shots I really enjoy that are clearly taken on a wide/normal depending on framing, picture shape, and size of the room.
For face and upper body photographs, the 85-135mm seem the logical choice, but it surely is not the only option - like you say, it depends on framing, picture shape, and size of the room.
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