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| p.9 #10 · How bad is Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar? |
This is how I see it. I have been one of the very first on this forum to post pics with the 50P. It was a love story. Does it mean that it is perfect? Definitely not, its weaknesses are a fact. Does it have virtues, yes, and I have many pics that have been met with praise to prove it.
Where the debate goes off track is when this discussion of weaknesses and virtues veers to one of "you like this lens so much, so that makes you a... (usually very positive or very negative). That I like it very much neither makes me an idiot nor a genius. Nor would it if I hated it. I am, as everybody else, entitled to my opinions.
Davis R's post comes perilously close IMHO to calling those who love the 50P people who just love whatever is in fashion, just because they want to appear hip and don't know better. I don't subscribe to that approach. Does that make David R an irritation? Hardly. He has 47 posts to his credit, and I haven't seen his picture posts yet, so there is not much to be irritated by, if at all.
If this behaviour continues, which I doubt because he sounds articulate and committed, I would resort to the "hide me" button. Life is too short to get irritated by Internet posts. Until then David R, you are welcome in my book, as is everybody else who shares in our delightful hobby.