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| p.29 #14 · f/1.2 or faster lenses wide open |
Brody LeBlanc wrote:
Alright guys, I can't decide... f 42/1.2, rokkor 58/1.2, or pentax 50/1.2?
I'm leaning towards the 42mm f1.2 as I will be using it on a APC-s camera.
the 42mm is awesome on small cameras – it is tiny:
it's also probably the hardest lens of those three to master. it is quite sharp but has an unusual spherical aberration and field curvature that can yield a unique look and surprisingly large dof at f/1.2.
The size different alone is an encouraging factor and I hope it balances well on the X-Pro1.
Your pictures have definitely influenced my decision to go with the pen f 42mm, your flickr has some incredible shots from the 42mm & many other lenses too.
The 42mm seems to be a one of a kind lens, the rendering slightly reminds me of a 50mm f1.5 Sonnar I use to own.
The size of the lens and how character-rich the rendering is at f1.2 are the two main reasons why I'm going with the 42mm. I also think I'll get more use from the focal length.
Though it might not have the technical perfection that a lens like the 58/1.2 might have, I think it'll make for some very unique images.
It's interesting you say that the lens renders a fairly large DOF at f1.2. Why do you think that would be?
From looking through images from the lens on APS-c cameras (including your shots), I got the impression that the lens can create quite a noticeable separation from the focal point to the background.
I mean, clearly a 42mm lens will have more depth than a 50mm/55mm/58mm, but do you think there's even more of a reason for the large DOF?
Thanks for your input! I'd have to say you've very clearly mastered using the 42/1.2.