These lenses seemed to complement each other on the focal length and they are what I had available on the day of the shoot so I thought I would do a little review of them so that you can see how they faired up in a portrait studio setup.
Now, I know you can watch the video below but I thought I would just let you know about my inital reaction in case you didn’t want to watch it.
The Nikkor Z 50MC 2.8 (85mm on crop) is an amazing lens and works really well as just a normal prime lens; even though I bought it for macro work. I wish it was a 1.2 but that wouldn’t be that useful for macro work and it would also be bigger and a lot more expensive.
The Nikkor Z 28mm 2.8 SE (42mm on crop) is a lens that I thought I wanted but alas I just didn’t like it. Nothing wrong with the quality at all, it held its own in both sharpness and speed. My problem is the focal length, 42mm on crop (I tested on a Zfc) and it feels like an awkward focal length, not quite 35mm and not quite 50mm. The 24mm (36mm crop), now that lens works for me – check out the blog on that here.