I am getting more and more requests for portraits and since I am utterly hooked on my Alpa tech cameras I do not have any other digital cameras at all. 99% of my photography is covered with what I have and would not change it for the world.
However, the 1% remaining is the occasional headshot, preferbly in available light but also studio shots. I would probably not do this a lot, but it would be nice to be able to do it. Not the least to make some nice images of my two lovely daughters...
I am not looking at starting to build on a new sytem, no, I am talking about 1 body with 1 lens. The perfect portrait lens!
Since my Leaf Aptus II 5 is in Mamiya mount my idea is as follows:
Buy a second hand DF body.
Buy a converting ring for Hasselblad V lenses.
Buy a Hasselblad Planar F 110/2 lens.
The F 110/2 lens is one of my long time favorites and with my 48x36 sensor the bokeh shouldn't be far off a Noctilux on a M9. (for a fraction of the price)
I need advice in that I have no idea if this is doable?
If it matters what Mamiya body I choose, since autofocus is not on the agenda? (other pluses with DF body?)
And maybe the most important question, how probable is it that focusing is accurate of what I see in the viewfinder? And if it isn't - can it be calibrated?
I could glue this lens to the body, it is a fixed lens solution - if it works out!
What do you say. Good or bad idea?