I really like the Nikon 18.5mm f/1.8 for portraiture. It gives me a nice balance of DoF and sharpness. With some lenses for the larger formats, I have the feeling that I constantly need to think about how much I should close the aperture, to obtain sufficient DoF for human faces. The 18.5mm has enough DoF at wiede open, f/1.8. When shooting people I never close the aperture with this lens. IMO bokeh is nice, and the colors are what you expect from a Nikon. Awesome skin tones. But look for yourself. 🙂 Continue reading →
If Joe Marquez’s photos are any indication, the Nikon 32mm f/1.2 is quite good for portraiture and any other type of photography, where you need shallower depth of field. The embedded photo displays smooth bokeh and superb sharpness. For more samples visit Joe Marquez’s Flickr Stream! It’s definitely worth a look! 🙂
Here are some portraits samples with the now second fastest N1 lens on the market, the Nikon 18.5mm f1.8. 😉 Apparently bokeh is indeed possible even with a smallish sensor, like the 1″ sensor in the V1. Just try to keep the background as far away as possible.