DPReviewTV published a video about their favorite camera and lens combinations for portraits at different price points.
Before we go to their top picks, a few thoughts.
In all combos below $3,000, DPRTV picked third party AF lenses to couple with Sony, Canon or Panasonic bodies. This just shows how precious third party autofocus lenses for a system are, as they help to keep the overall costs down by offering at the same time a good image quality.
And if money was no issue at all, they’d still get the GFX. It’s simply the best of the best, if you value also features like autofocus, eye detection and other advantages a modern digital camera can offer.
Standard Macro Lens: Lightweight and compact, full metal body with weight only 371g. Excelling at close distances, the 40mm f/2.8 from TTartisan is a 80mm-equivalent macro lens (35mm equivalent focal length) for M4/3, providing an all-in-one solution for normal portrait shooting as well as macro photography.
1X Magnification: The TTartisan 40mm f/2.8 offers a 1:1 life-size maximum magnification along with a 17cm minimum focusing distance. Manual focus design, along with focus distance and depth of field scales, aids in precise focusing control.
Optical Design: Its optical system consists of 8 elements in 7 groups. Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in a variety of lighting conditions and also contributes to the sleek form factor. An 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Clicked Aperture Ring: The aperture ring is stepped with the right amount of resistance and click, marking on full stops from F/2.8 to F/16. The clicks are very light and just enough to let you know that you’ve changed your aperture setting.
Multi-Layer Coating: By reducing the impact of flares and ghosting effects in your pictures while ensuring excellent image quality and contrast from the center to the periphery, it offers crystal clear, sharp image quality.