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    Makro-Planar CF lens f-4, 120 mm T* and Hassy 500C?

    Hello,

    I'm looking for a portraiture lens for my Hassy 500C and I might have the opportunity
    of acquiring a 120mm Makro-Planar CF T*. I'm failrly new to medium format and I'd like
    to know if I that lens is compatible with my 500C, a rather old model, CR34454

    Is this a good lens for portraiture, head and shoulders?
    Oh, one more thing: what is the meaning of the 'T*'?

    regards,
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    Well, Makro-Planar means the optic possesses an optimum image correction at close range, if you`re going to do close-up work, this is the best you can get.
    It seems that`s not the case, for portraiture, I recommend the Sonnar CF 150mm f/4 or the the Sonnar CF 180mm f/4 in case you have a lot of (studio?) space available, if you don`t, you will curse for sure.
    Any of these optics are fantastic for head and shoulder portraits, the image quality is stunning!
    Try them both and see which one of them fits your style better.
    That T* stands for the 6 layers multi-coating.
    Compatible? Yes indeed!

    Good luck for your choice!

    Cheers

    André

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    I have the Makro-Planar 120 which I use as my portrait length lens. While it is a bit short, it works fine for me as my studio is very small and I don't have 15 feet to back up from my subject. One complaint that some people have is that the 120 is TOO sharp a lens for portrait work. I have not found this to be the case, but then again, I tend to go for "realistic" portraits, harsh edges and wrinkles intact.

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    I like the 120 Planar because it lets you get in tight on your subject. The 150 requires an extension tube or closeup lens for tight closeups. The 120 is a very sharp and versatile lens. Both are great lenses, and each have their advantages. I prefer the 120 as more of an all-around lens.

    Peter Gomena

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    If you want to soften it a tad just use a softar to take the edge off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malinmalin
    what is the meaning of the 'T*'?
    Terrific?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malinmalin
    what is the meaning of the 'T*'?
    Quote Originally Posted by Fintan
    Terrific?
    Sharp as a [COLOR=Red]T[/COLOR]ack.

    -- MW

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    Thanks guys, you are T*errifics

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