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« on: January 24, 2013, 10:11:20 PM »
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For those of you shooting Mamiya or Phase 645 bodies...

What is your favorite always go to lens shooting lifestyle portrait type work?

The one lens you would leave on your camera all the time or the one you would own if you could only have one.

Thanks in advance for your input!
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Ian L. Sitren
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 08:00:35 AM »
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Hi Ian,

I like the  Schneider LS 55mm. (on a p40+)  It seems to fit my type of photography, which is environmental portraiture for magazines and commercial.  I tend to shoot at 2.8 to 6.3 f-stop.  It handles backlight well.  The glass works well with off center compositions and landscape. To my eye the image quality looks good no matter where I place the subject.

Good luck and happy snaps.

Jeffery  
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 01:47:16 PM »
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Hello,

My favourite Mamiya 645 lens was the Mamiya AF45mm lens.

Haere ra

Simon
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 08:40:49 AM »
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Favorite lens on my DF is the 150mm f/2.8 D, followed by the 110mm LS and then the 55LS.

150 D is the lens left on the body most times.

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 09:49:03 AM »
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I enjoy the 80mm LS lens and it is always on the camera or in the bag. I don't own it but next on the list would be the 110mm LS because it is closest to the Hasselblad 100mm f/2.2 in feel.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 12:59:01 PM »
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I love my 110mm LS having had an H2 and 100mm 2.2 back in the days of open platform I agree it is similar.

My other 'never sell' lens is my 50mm shift.... It has to be the best value MF lens out there, it's like the 150mm 2.8 or the 120 macro before that.... Don't whatever you do borrow, rent or test one....

 BAM...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's your wallet taking a beating before your very eyes....

 Shocked

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 01:18:14 PM »
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Personally my favorite is the 75-150.  Yes I know it's a zoom but mine is quite sharp and I enjoy the flexibility, and if I could only have one it's the only one that wouldn't limit me so much I would quit shooting.  Of course i've retired from any portrait work and don't ever shoot people anymore but normally tack sharpness maybe isn't the number 1 quality one would look for in a lens when shooting this style.
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 02:30:23 PM »
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Hi,

My way of shooting is to find a point of view and choose lenses in accordance. I often find myself pretty locked in, standing on a cliff (to get elevated view) or just having a few centimetres to move to get around stuff in that would disturb the image. So I find zooms a blessing.

The first day I spent in Grand Teton National Park I used 31 different focal lengths, from 12 to 800 mm. The focal lengths 24, 35, 50 and 55 got most use, those were on DSLR, of course.  But I really feel that zooms have a merit.

Best regards
Erik


Personally my favorite is the 75-150.  Yes I know it's a zoom but mine is quite sharp and I enjoy the flexibility, and if I could only have one it's the only one that wouldn't limit me so much I would quit shooting.  Of course i've retired from any portrait work and don't ever shoot people anymore but normally tack sharpness maybe isn't the number 1 quality one would look for in a lens when shooting this style.
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 02:13:38 PM »
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Concerning skin tones I am very happy with the result I get for ACR.

This Tuesday I am shooting a fashion shoot in my studio with the D800 and I am more than happy to You Send It some raw files with a XMP attached.

Simon

Simon,

Thanks for the kind offer.  I'm a little uncomfortable looking at someone's raw files until the project has cleared embargo and even then kind of feel strange.

I'd love to see them but only after you've hit publication.

Thank you.

BC.

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