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ZF 35/1.4 @ f/4.8
7198 by Martin Hertsius, on Flickr
I've now had the lens for several weeks and I'm very pleased. Initially I shot mostly wide open and it's dead sharp, whatever some people say. Actually sharper than anything else I've tried at f/1.4, regardless of focal length. The rendering is not at all like the 35/2 (which I miss sometimes). More neutral, subtle and elegant, and if you stop down a bit it acts very much like the 50/1.4 Planar except for a little harsher bokeh at medium distance.
3D by Martin Hertsius, on Flickr
Focusing is easy closer than ~1.5 meters, but further away it becomes very difficult even with the Katzeye or Canon EG-S (I have both and can't really decide which is worse). But when you nail it, everything is awesome.
3031 by Martin Hertsius, on Flickr
Have a look at the bokeh. Yes, it's a bit harsh, but interestingly the contrast is lower in the blur than in the sharp field. This means you won't notice the bokeh at all until you look for it.