Upload & Sell: Off
So I had lunch with a friend who isn't a photographer and who at times gets quite frustrated when he is among us and we begin talking technical stuff. He'd known about the saga of this lens, though I don't think it troubled him much. He took me to lunch today and I had my camera with the 55 f/1.2 SC AI'd mounted and couldn't resist taking a photo of him as we waited for our food. I often take photos of him but he seldom likes what I've shot. I've no idea how he'll react to this candid shot. No processing at all apart from rotating, cropping and resizing. This was shot at f/2.8 inside a Mexican restaurant.
And to answer you Ben, the lens feels great, though the later version I passed along to Matt felt equally good in the hand. No doubt the scalloped focusing ring is beautiful but it is narrower than the newer lens. I've become accustomed to having a bit more space for my fingers to rest and to rotate the ring. I don't know whether that will be a problem but since this is my first lens with this type of focusing ring, the difference is quite noticeable.
Incidentally, I haven't heard back from the seller with the S version of this lens, so perhaps it has been sold and the seller simply hasn't removed the listing. I sent two emails. the second saying I wished to buy the lens. I've not heard back...
Great capture Curtis. Nice sharp focus on the eyes!
It's it fun taking a camera all (or most) of the time!
Congrats Curtis on the D800 but more so on the 55mm 1.2 SC, glad the saga is over, welcome to the club! (D800+55mm 1.2 )