Upload & Sell: Off
Couple of not so quick questions for those who care to read/chime in..
Does any M mount lens come close to the 50APO as far as MTF charts are concern?
Specifically the 75APO, how does it do in comparison?
(Hidden motive, I'm considering the 50APO and or the 50 Noctilux) Just for conversation I'll add, the 75APO has a shallower DOF from .7-1m then the Noctilux from the comparison shots I've taken. Although would lose out against the Noct. at say 2m+. It's the only lens (75APO) thus far that I've had to take the sharpness down from default 25 to 0, since it was so sharp it was distracting. And it produces lovely colors, although it's a bit less contrasty then I'd like. Besides it seems to have less distortion then 50mm lenses. And I already have the 50Lux for low light.
My wife and I had a long debate, I'll spare you the details, but her take was: If she used an M240 her two lenses would be the 50APO and 50Noctilux (she's a fifty lover). Her logic, if you want technical perfection, and are in sunny conditions the 50APO is all you need. If you want dreamy bokeh or a good low light lens, the 50Noctilux is all you need. Reason to have both, one's small and makes a good all around lens, the other one is a night-owl like her (but to heavy for all around use). [she did all the research on her own, honest]
To further her argument, she said a fifty is a 35 if you take two steps back, and a 75 if you take two steps forward. So why buy other focal lengths, changing lenses is just a distraction. (Without opening up a can of worms, let's just say she makes a decent argument.)
It started to get me to seriously think about my lenses. I know that the 75APO get's me the closest to the action as possible, since it's 75@.7m, though a 50mm can be cropped enough if needed. The only problem I have is with the wides, I'd obviously need something in the 21-28mm range. But I would only use it, when I was damn sure I couldn't walk backwards, since I feel that's easier sometimes then digging into my bag, and switching to my 28cron. For a while I used 21ZE and 50MPZE on all my walks/travels/free-time, unless I needed a candid lens, then I had the 100MPZE (which rarely came with me), and I thought it was an effective setup.
I'm actually curious what you guys think about owning the two mentioned 50mm lenses, over owning multiple lenses close [35/75] in focal length? Money aside of course, but by all means do some math if you want to illustrate point.
Just a conversation, right now, I have no real intention of selling any of my lenses yet. But thought it might be interesting to ask you guys, since it was sure interesting to talk with my "doesn't really have an interest in photography" wife.