135mm Plena - The Worlds Best Portrait Lens ?

Featured Wednesday, 27 September 2023 00:35

Absolutely Stunning Optical Performance!

Available Mid October - Pre-orders - B&H: https://geni.us/Plena  | Amazon worldwide: https://geni.us/135plena

Nikon Z Expert Setup Guide: https://geni.us/ZFguide

I have never tested a lens - let alone a fast aperture prime lens - that is free from vignetting when shot wide open. Even the very best show some - and stopping down half or a full stop clears it up. But this really seems closer to perfect than I have seen before, and the overall contrast, color and sharpness are all world class. Despite 'ONLY' costing $2500, I think this sits way above the rest of the Z range - and almost every other modern portrait lens from any brand, at any price - in terms of optical performance. It's stunning....

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  • Comment Link Paul Rigby Wednesday, 27 September 2023 04:27 posted by Paul Rigby

    Great review Matt - definitely whetted my appetite.
    On another issue: would it be possible for you to do a summary of the different "names"used by Nikon. You mentioned the Plena and the NOCT. Nikon also use LOTS of other terms - perhaps you could do a summary for us plebs?
    Thanks

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  • Comment Link George Muscat Wednesday, 27 September 2023 10:12 posted by George Muscat

    It would great just for once to talk in Australian dollars as well, I love the "It's only $2,000" well it's not it's over $3,500 here in Australia.

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  • Comment Link George Muscat Wednesday, 27 September 2023 10:12 posted by George Muscat

    It would great just for once to talk in Australian dollars as well, I love the "It's only $2,000" well it's not it's over $3,500 here in Australia.

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