28 Aug Fuji 56mm f/1.2 vs. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 vs. Contax G 90mm f/2.8
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Today we have a quick battle of portrait lenses. Two of them are current mirrorless portrait primes, both of which are extremely highly regarded. The third lens is a rangefinder lens from the 1990s that is still considered to be an utterly phenomenal optic. The battle: Fuji 56mm f/1.2 vs. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 vs. Zeiss Contax G 90mm f/2.8. The Fuji 56mm f/1.2 (read my full review here) is considered one of the premier lenses of the Fujifilm lens lineup. The 56mm focal length gives a field of view the same as that of an 85mm lens on full frame, while the fast f/1.2 aperture will yield depth of field similar to an f/1.8 lens on full frame. In that vein, the second competitor is the brand new Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar T* (read my full review here) for full frame Sony E-mount cameras. This should match the Fuji’s angle of view and capability to blur the background, though of course the Fuji will allow for faster shutter speeds at the same depth of field and same ISO. The final lens is also a Zeiss lens: the Contax G 90mm f/2.8 Sonnar T*, a rangefinder lens for the autofocus Contax G1 and G2 cameras. The G 90mm has been very highly regarded ever since its release. It’s also a Sonnar design, so the two Zeiss lenses should share a somewhat similar design philosophy.
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