Portrait lens reviews (WYSIWYG)

With a portrait lens you make a full screen, natural looking portrait. In addition, you want to have a limited depth of field in portraits. The blurry background ensures that the subject gets all the attention. On a camera with a full frame sensor is a focal length between 85 and 135 m, and a brightness of f/2.8 or better suitable.

The performance of the lenses in this table are based on " What you see is what you get ( WYSIWYG )", as you save images in the camera as a jpg file, with all the in- camera lens corrections applied ("What you see is what you get ": WYSIWYG"). If a lens is tested on a camera with an APS-C or micro-43 sensor , then the focal lengths have been converted to the equivalent field of view for a camera with a full frame sensor ( mm @ ff ) . Because of this conversion, you can compare lenses on cameras with different sensor types . There are scores for sharpness (Res), chromatic aberration (CA) , vignetting (Vign) and distortion (Dist). The higher the score , the better the performance. The highest score is a 9.9 . Note thet lens scores are determined by the test camera being used (megapixels , sensor size, jpg conversion).

Pure & RAW

There is another, " Pure and RAW" table with test results based on raw test results , where no corrections for chromatic aberration , distortion or vignetting have been applied. Also the influence of the jpg conversion and sharpening are ruled out. RAW files withou sharpening are used for the Pure and RAW table. These scores approach the intrinsic quality of the combination of lens and test camera.

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 Lens   Score   Sensor   Resol.   CA   Vign.   Vervorm.   Testdatum   Testcamera   Macro   Vast   Superzoom   Fisheye   Groothoek   Standaard   Portret   Tele   Lowlight   Zoom   Filter   Mount   Merknaam   mm-ff 
Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM9.6FF9. 5DsR11000110001Canon EFCanon100
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art9.6FF9. A7R III + MC1101000110101SonyFENikon105
Sony FE 90mm macro9.4FF9. A7R mk211000110001SonyFESony90
Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.49.3FF9. A7R mk201000110101SonyFEZeiss85
Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.89.3FF9. A7R III01000110001SonyFEZeiss135
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art9.3FF9. A7R III01000110101SonyFESigma135
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art9.3FF9. A7R III01000110101SonyFESigma85
Nikon AF-S 105MM f/1.4E ED9.2FF9. D81001000110101NikonNikon85
Sony FE 85mm f/1.89.2FF9. A7R III01000110101SonyFESony85
Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.89.2FF9. A7R mk201000110101SonyFEZeiss85
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM9.1FF8. D800E01000110101NikonSigma85
Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D macro9.1FF9. D81011000110001NikonTokina100
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8G9.0FF8. D81001000110101NikonNikon85
Nikon 1 32mm f/1.28.8CX-1inch8. J501000110101NikonNikon86
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD8.8APS-C8. D720001000110101NikonTamron135
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM8.8FF8. 5DsR01000110101Canon EFCanon85
Sony FE 85 mm 1.48.7FF9. A7R mk201000110101Sony FESony85
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR8.6FF8. D81000000110112NikonNikon99999
Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.48.6APS-C8. A7R mk2 (APS-C crop)01000110101SonyEZeiss135
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD8.6FF8. D81001000110101NikonTamron85
Nikon AF-S 85 mm 1.8G8.5APS-C8. D720001000110101NikonNikon135
Nikon AF-S 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro Nikkor8.5FF8. D81011000110001NikonNikon105
Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor8.5FF8. D800E00000110112NikonNikon99999
Fujinon XF60mmF2.4 R Macro8.4APS-C8. X E-101000110101FujiFujinon90
Samsung 85mm f/1.4 ED SSA NX8.4APS-C8. NX101000110101SamsungSamsung135
Panasonic 42.5 mm f.12 Nocticron8.4M438. G9 & Olymp. OMD EM101000110101Micro-43Panasonic85
Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II USM8.3FF8. 5Ds00000010112Canon EFCanon99999
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM8.3FF8. 5DsR00000110112Canon EFCanon99999
Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP G28.2FF8. D81000000010112NikonTamron99999
Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G 8.1M437. OM-D E-M101000110101Micro-43Panasonic85
Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM8.1APS-C7. D320001000110101NikonSigma135
Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di LD [IF] macro8.0FF8. 5D MK300000010112Canon EFTamron99999
Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 Art8.0APS-C8. 760D00000110112Canon EF Sigma99999
Olympus 45 mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko Digital7.9M437. OM-D E-M501000110101Micro-43Olympus90
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM7.9FF7. EOS R00000110012Canon RFCanon99999
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S7.9APS-C7. D720001000110101NikonNikon135
Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO7.7M437. GH501000110101Micro-43Olympus90
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G7.7FF7. D81001000110101NikonNikon85
Sigma 70-200 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO7.6FF7. 5D MK300000010112Canon EFSigma99999
Tamron 60mm f/2 Di II LD IF Macro7.2APS-C7. 650D11000110101Canon EFTamron90
Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED M.Zuiko Digital7.2M436. G900000110012Micro-43Olympus99999

Ivo Freriks
Author: Ivo Freriks
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