head-shoulder portraits with an planar 80 + tubes??

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Hidde, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. Hidde

    Hidde Member

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    hi people,

    i was wondering if its possible to use extension tubes on a planar 80 lens and hasselblad 500cm to make head-shoulder portraits a friend of mine did it once but he borrowed all the stuff and he didn't know what he was using. anybody has an idea?

    greetings
    Hidde
     
  2. bobfowler

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    Sure, you COULD use an 80mm with an extension tube for a head and shoulder portrait, but your subject won't like the results. Getting that close with an 80mm lens will distort the subject features, most prominently, enlarge the nose. A 150mm lens and it's increased working distance (lens to subject) would be a MUCH better choice.
     
  3. Nige

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    I agree with Bob, but doesn't it focus close enough already? Pretty sure my 80mm Mamiya 645 lens focuses close enough for a head/shoulder shot.