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105 lense 20 dc or 28 Micro

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Guest

Hi, I just bought an F5 used, and am interested in good portrait lense. Which lense should I get, the 2.0 DC or the 2.8 Micro? Thanks
 
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Guest

I would opt for the DC over the micro if you're into portraiture. If AF isn't important, you may also want to look into a 105mm f/2.5 AIS. My favorite portrait lens is a late version of the pre-AI (though mine has been AI'd) 85mm f/1.8.

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Guest

I agree with Bob. I have the AIS 2.0 version of the 85. Great sharp lens, uses 52mm filters. I like the 105 f2.5 as well, but the 85 is much "crisper" IMHO.
 
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Guest

Clark,
I agree with the above & most would find the 105 micro too sharp & end up using some type of defusion filter.....Bill
 
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Guest

I have the 105/2.5 AI and it is my FAVORITE portrait lens...Just excellent. The Micro has an unpleasing Bokeh, or out of focus areas making portraits look harsh. The 105/2 DC is an excellent portraint lens, but it is also costly because of the "DC".
 
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Guest

The 105/2 DC is fast, very sharp and, when needed, you can use the DC as diffusion filter. Using the DC to control the Bokeh needs some practise. I bought mine second hand and never regretted it. If you are not into micro-photography forget the 2.8 micro
 
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phiggy

I am fortunate to own both along with the 105 f2.5 and 85 f1.4.
If its portraits you want it for and you want to ratain AF anf matrix metering i would go for the 105 DC lens every time.
If you have an inyerest in macro though that also works very well and you can always soften with a filter or nylon stocking.
 
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phiggy

Ooops just spotted date.
You have probably already made your choice.
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