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    Portrait shooting with the hassy V system

    I'm planning to buy a portrait lens for a hassy V system. A lot of people or pro should have the experience to answer my question : wich lens would you choose, the 150mm sonnar or 120 mm makro-planar.

    I already own a 180mm sonnar, wich is fabulous for landscape but really too crisp for portrait I think.
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    Re: Portrait shooting with the hassy V system


    I am a big fan of the 100/2 for the classic hasselbad/Zeiss 'look' - this one taken with a 203TCC body and a CFV11-16 back

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    Re: Portrait shooting with the hassy V system

    If you have a 200 series camera, I would agree with Peter and recommend the 110/2 -- it is superb, and pretty much all I ever use for portraits on the Hasselblad.

    If you don't, I would say go with the 150mm. The 120mm is also a very good lens, and perhaps a better balance to the 180mm in focal length, but if you find the 180mm too crisp, you are likely to find the 120mm too crisp at portrait range as well. The 150mm is also a very sharp lens, but is perhaps not as contrasty as the 180mm. It is also just about right in terms of field of view. You might want to get an extension tube if you want very close portraits though...I think it focuses to 1.4m without the tube, which is around head and shoulders in frame. The 150mm is the classic Hasselblad portrait lens, it tends to be inexpensive, and it would definitely be the first one to try. If it is still too sharp for you, you might go looking for a softar...
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    Re: Portrait shooting with the hassy V system

    I applaud you.

    I always find it difficult to get sharp images on the V-series for portraits and that's one big reason why I opted for the Mamiya AF system and a digital back instead.

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    Re: Portrait shooting with the hassy V system

    digital back ? sensor size ? or film ?

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    Re: Portrait shooting with the hassy V system

    Macro 120

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    Re: Portrait shooting with the hassy V system

    110/2 is one of the best portrait lenses i've ever used, on any camera








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    Re: Portrait shooting with the hassy V system

    I also vote vor 110/2.0
    I have used it on a Hy6 (Rollei version of the lens) and loved it.

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    Re: Portrait shooting with the hassy V system

    Jim

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    The PLANAR 2/110 is just a great lens .
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    Re: Portrait shooting with the hassy V system

    Wish there was a 110/2 for 500 series

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    Beautiful Jim, and I so much agree with your statement.

    Thierry

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    Re: Portrait shooting with the hassy V system

    I am happy with my 150mm, i was going to get 180mm but i remember that i have 180mm for my Mamiya RZ.
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