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yeah, the j-9 isn't so attractive if you already have a 90 cron pre-asph (i figured the j-9 and g90 combined were a lot cheaper than the cron). bokeh is more sonnarish though with the j-9, like the zm 85/2 only much lower contrast.
i've always been curious about the j-8, would it make a nice tiny budget normal for the a7? is it decently sharp stopped down towards the edges?
also, does the FD 24L really fit in with that lineup?
Cheaper, yes, and once you're done with them, I'm sure they both be a pleasure to use. And it's not that I don't like the 9, it just wasn't what I was looking for in this little game I'm playing to shake up my complacency with the Leicas.
It's probably easier to send you the 8 than try to describe it. It's a deceptive little lens capable of some good surprises. A buddy of mine has it with him in Yellowstone right now, but when it gets back, I'll send it.
Yes and no on the 24L. It's the hardest of the four to color match, but in mono, it's surprisingly close to the Lux in many ways, though it has its own brand of bad bokeh.