Discussion in 'Where to Buy — Deals — Heads Up' started by liggy, Oct 10, 2018.
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Why would someone not get this lens?
I have had to keep talking myself out of it . Finally gave in.
So tempting. I rushed over to my camera and popped on a vintage lens which I have adapted into a poor man's 35mm T0.98 and snapped a shot. Looked at the results and sighed with relief, I can live without this lens.
Well, for a little longer I can.
I was just wondering if there's a "gotcha" in the lens performance, rendering, or operation that could legitimately hold someone back. It's still $400 and that money could swing a Fuji AF lens.
Good question. For me, no.
If you have not used a manual focus lens on a Fuji before, it is worth thinking twice. There is a significant convenience to using native lenses. But assuming you know how to use a manual lens on Fuji and are comfortable with doing that...
I have looked at enough images from this lens to feel quite happy about how it renders--the major appeal of the lens.
I have seen enough favorable user reports to know there are no issues like short focus throw, roughness in focus, etc which would concern me.
I have used clickless apertures and lenses with different layouts (direction of aperture, direction of focus, aperture ring located at far end, etc) to know that these don't bother me (although they do legitimately bother some people).
I have seen it handled on video and like the design (which makes me confident I will know how it feels).
I have a local friend who has and loves it, so I could have gone hands-on. But I had been trying to avoid GAS around this lens .
I wonder how it compares to the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 ?
My copy is excellent, slight bit of play in the aperture ring, but it's sharp and compact. Not to mention only $140 new.
I have seen comparisons of the two. Search here and the web in general and you will find them.
I tend to look on Flickr to see how lenses render. Sure, large prints would be better, but when you have seen 1000+ examples from different photographers in a range of uses, you get a pretty good idea of the character of a lens.
My taste in lenses is quite specific and to my eye, I would buy one of the lenses and not the other, but my taste isn't your taste. So all you get is my opinion.
To get a real answer, you have to look at the images with your own eyes .