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zhangyue/21-35mm: Fields of Gold, but WOW 'Mr. Alt' becomes 'Mr. Zoom'?
I hope that's the case otherwise how one new, happy Rokkor 58 shooter can zoom so far to such extreme side?
Don't mind my teasing; long work week, Friday, local beer, you know
Just curious about your Rokkor 58/1.2 experience. Did you sell your Nikkor 50/1.2 AI-s? I am looking for some down to earth, no BS opinions on these two. It may be a while before I can answer this question myself, but I know your opinions are usually dry on hype and right on the $$$.
I wish I can do beer at weekend instead of bring kids to the local park
As for Zoom, I have more to show see below.
I sold Nikkor for its focus ring direction. I love that lens very much. I didn't do A/B comparison. Since I used Rokkor today again during my kids playing around the park. Here is my short impression: Optically, I don't know about slow down, but before f2, I feel Rokkor is better, especially at f1.2, I still can put my subject off center quite a bit, which Nikkor's sweet circle is smaller. If you nail focus, Rokkor can be very sharp at f1.2,(Nikkor is good too at center) I would say it surprise me. and image can be quite 'POP', this character remind me of Canon 85mm 1.2. In focus image is well corrected, but I don't feel it is very neutral. (in this regard, I prefer what I got from Leica). However, the isolation is crazy at mid to long distance as it seems in focus plain keep improve with longer distance. I also try it at f2 and I would say I am very very impressed. It is as sharp as any f2 glass I have with beautiful Bokeh.
Bokeh at WO, I don't feel Rokkor has advantage over Nikkor. But this has to be tested with more experience. Sadly, I almost never use Nikkor at f2 to gather if it has good Bokeh at f2. However, I am sure I will not hesitate use Rokkor at f2 a lot more since my 6D has only 1/4000s shutter and Rokkor's crazy performance at f2.
This is very impressive glass performance. If it has Leica name on it, with f1.2 like this and that amount of glass inside, this is a $5000 glass . I am not kidding.
My impression is the glass has copy variation. Mine seems good enough to me. Don't be fooled by its 55mm filter thread, the glass is huge and heavy. I feel almost like hold a 85mm 1.4 Lens. but it does have some play, which is not surprising for the amount of glass inside. Build quality is good but not up to Leica or even ZE/ZF standard. As I feel the focus is very smooth without enough Damping. (could be just my copy, which also show inconsistency at around 1M)
Now some from Leica 80-200mm Zoom
All focus by eye and handhold. 80-200 is more practical than 21-35 I feel. 21-35 is pretty much a Tripod with LCD focus lens to me.
I bought both zoom preparing Leica 240. but TBH, I have zero interesting putting them on M now. With 6D, (it has some drawbacks, but nevertheless a good tool for me.) I doubt I would even think about FF MILC. Why, 750g vs ??(550g with adapter and EVF? and I lose OVF)