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Lens Suggestion for SL Portraits


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I am trying to keep my expenses down while I try out the SL for the first time. Looking for a Nice Portrait lens that is a NO Leica one( Cant pay those prices right now)

Greg Haag

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Depending on your shooting environment, I have found the Lumix S Pro 70-200mm to be an excellent lens.


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If you can’t do the SL 90/2 then I’d agree with the recommendation of going with the Lumix 70-200 lenses for versatility. Either is optically great.


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If you are interested in a prime lens for portrait work consider the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN ART. Although not inexpensive, it is certainly more affordable than the Leica alternative.

I bought one to use on my SL, S1R and S1. Very happy with it, although I rarely take portraits.


Taken with my Sigma 85 and Leica SL by a friend.

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Sigma 105 f1.4, Panasonic 70-200 f2.8 from my personal experience has been phenomenal! If you don't mind 50mm FL the Panasonic 50 f1.4 also is exquisite! Keep looking everyday for a deal on used ones and you should find one soon enough which will save you some bucks for another lens