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| p.1 #8 · Fast 50 with good MFD |
Thanks, good suggestion and its priced right.
Yeah, but the Canon compact macro isn't fast--f2.5. The Zeiss 50mm Makro-Planar is an incredible lens if f2 is fast enough for you and you have $1300 in your pocket. It's very sharp wide open and performance is good across the frame. Only the extreme corners are noticably soft, andd unfortunately they don't seem to ever sharpen up.
The Zeiss does flare worse than the Canon 1.4, both veiling flare when shooting into lights wide open (doesn't bother me too much) and ugly purple ghosts when shooting with lights just out of frame stopped down (bothers me a lot).
The MFD on the Zeiss is nice--with the Canon 1.4 I always found myself trying to shoot things that were 2 or 3" within its MFD.