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Phillip Reeve wrote:
I would like to hear what you think of that lens, i think it is an interesting one but couldn't find much about it.
It's a nice little lens, though it's very soft wide open. The tree I posted earlier was taken at f/4, and it's had a lot more sharpening applied than I normally use. Wide open it's almost useless. It sharpens up considerably at f/5.6 though, and for my purposes I rarely feel the need to use a larger aperture than that anyway. The other photos I've posted were taken at f/8 if I remember correctly. It's said to have weak corners, but on my NEX-7 it's sharp across the frame, and it actually works quite well with my Speed Booster also.
I did have a hard time choosing between the 25/2.8 and 28/2.8. The 28/2.8 seemed like the safest choice, so I went with the 25/2.8 :P Partly because it was further from the Sigma 30/2.8 I already had, and partly because it seemed like the more interesting lens. I found some comments from Samuli here on FM about the lens that also helped me decide on the 25. I've only had the lens for a couple of months though, but what I've seen from it so far has been very promising and it's already one of my favourite lenses. I should also point out that my lens is a MMJ, I've heard that the AE versions might be worse.
And since this is an image thread, here's a photo of a shingle field at Snöberget, close to Niemisel in northern Sweden. Contax Zeiss 25/2.8@f/8