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Yeah, the 23/1.4 is going to be a WAY better lens than the 35/2 and speedbooster, but it'll hold me over, especially since I picked up the 35/2 for only $90. The 50/1.4 and speedbooster are useful when you really want that full frame 'pop' that only a super fast lens on the larger format can give you. I have a 55/1.2 on the way that will get here Friday that will give me effectively nearly two full stops shallower DOF than I can get with the Fuji 35. I have no real plans to use the speedbooster for stopped down work (unless I already have it mounted). The native glass is just too good for that. This is for that occasional use where I really want ultra-shallow depth of field and a certain look. I really got the 35/2 because it was a cheap way to find out whether I'd really enjoy the 23/1.4, since I typically haven't been a 35mm sort of guy, though the last few times I've shot with one, I really enjoyed it. I had some fun with the FD today, so I really do think I'll get the 23 eventually, though having this FD combo at least gives me similar depth of field and AOV to what I'll get with the 23, even if the ultimate image quality isn't quite as good. (Still decent, though).
Here are some from today with the FD 35/2+Speedbooster. All wide open. (I took some shots stopped down, but the ones I liked the best were WO). Second one is processed with a 50% opacity layer done with Analog Efex Pro (which just magically appeared in my Nik Collection today.)