Normal for 35mm 1.4? Please comment...

Started Feb 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
jkr77
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Re: Normal for 35mm 1.4? Please comment...
In reply to Peter 13, Feb 15, 2012

Here are my comparison shots between the 35 1.4 and 50 1.8II

For this comparison camera was tripod mounted, LV focused on the "topmost" blueberry (btw two grapes). Simple export of the RAW files in LR with no adjustments except the "Sharpen for Screen" setting at low. I did not move the tripod setup because I wanted to ensure the same angle when switching lenses. I tried to pull 100% crops to similar sizes. I understand that the 35 crops are more magnified however I think you can see the differences.

Both wide open: I think the 50 looks sharper

@ f4 Both look similarly sharp

@OP dont want to hijack your thread but I wanted to chime in bc I feel the 35 isn't that sharp wide open as other primes I own such as the 50 & 85 1.8.
That said I still love the lens for the 1.4, low light capabilities and colors.

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