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Can anyone give me a good reason why I shouldn't buy a 50/1.2?
I'm having a hard time not scratching that itch. I have another 50 - a Summicron-R f/2, which is absolutely phenomenal...but not 1.2, and likely the two would have different uses. But I feel like I'm clustering up around focal lengths these days - 24/2.8, 28/2.8, 50R, (potentially) 50/1.2, 60 macro...
I'd like the 85/1.4 ais as well, although it's harder to justify when the 85/1.8 G is such a good lens.
Gotta stop checking the buy and sell...!
thanks for any quick thoughts. Enjoying the photos...Show more →
Hi Dan, get the 55/1.2 instead of the 50/1.2!
I'm just joking, but I have both and prefer the 55/1.2. The 50/1.2 might be a bit sharper and more contrasty, but somehow I prefer the look of the images taken with the 55/1.2. The 50/1.2's vignetting is a bit harsh (it looks like mechanical vignetting), while the 55/1.2 shows a more even, more natural looking vignetting.
Do you have the Summicron-R "leitaxed"? I'm still unsure if I should convert the mount of my old Summicron-R 50 to mate my Nikons...