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    Re: Lens for color

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro_fiz View Post
    The main use in my case will be for portraits and I am not sure if an APO treatment would be needed or MC could be enough.
    Why not a 210 if mainly for portraits? Later multicoated 210 lenses in modern shutters are dirt cheap. You could add a 135 for environmental portraits if you wish or just step back with the 210 if you have the room. A 210 and 135 combo works great for portraits and general photography.

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    Re: Lens for color

    Ironically, I liked my old Symmar S 210 for color portraits quite a bit better than my newer plasmats, which are noticeably sharper and more contrasty, wonderful for landscape work, but a bit harsh for portrait applications.

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    Re: Lens for color

    Those focal lengths work okay as stated bit often too sharp for effective (or sometimes even “acceptable”) portraits. Gentlemen might not always mind that kind of rendition but women almost never do.

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    Re: Lens for color

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Ironically, I liked my old Symmar S 210 for color portraits quite a bit better than my newer plasmats, which are noticeably sharper and more contrasty, wonderful for landscape work, but a bit harsh for portrait applications.
    Drew, I already told you that I'd send you some nose oil if you need it.

    For the OP, a little nose oil or petroleum jelly on a filter or soft filters can soften that portrait when you need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Those focal lengths work okay as stated bit often too sharp for effective (or sometimes even “acceptable”) portraits. Gentlemen might not always mind that kind of rendition but women almost never do.
    Brian, I can send you some nose oil too. I've got way more than I need and I still keep making more of the stuff!

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    Re: Lens for color

    I gave up trying to please women sitters long ago

    For one very difficult close friend, I set up a 40" vertical monitor, DSLR tethered and gave her the remote shutter...so she could see each shot full size...immediately!

    I have other lady friends who like their X-Ray prints, which do look odd




    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Those focal lengths work okay as stated bit often too sharp for effective (or sometimes even “acceptable”) portraits. Gentlemen might not always mind that kind of rendition but women almost never do.
    sin eater

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    Don't get me going. Reminds me of the discount wedding and "model photographers" who smeared vaseline over their TLR lenses.

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    Re: Lens for color

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Don't get me going. Reminds me of the discount wedding and "model photographers" who smeared vaseline over their TLR lenses.
    Panty hose, black.

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    Re: Lens for color

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    Panty hose, black.
    Bob, you better explain to Drew that you stretch the pantyhose over the lens. We don't want him wearing them. That would be an image that you can't get out of your head!

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    Re: Lens for color

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Gales View Post
    Bob, you better explain to Drew that you stretch the pantyhose over the lens. We don't want him wearing them. That would be an image that you can't get out of your head!
    But it could make him softer!

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