Compact 50mm prime? Zeiss?

Started Feb 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
cabo
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Re: Thanks & clarification
In reply to opho to, Feb 20, 2012

opho to wrote:

Looking at the Zeiss offerings, they too seem bigger than I was expecting. There's a lot of good said about the 2.0, but not much said about the 1.4 - any ides why?

I have had both the Zeiss 50/2 Makro-Planar and the 50/1.4 Planar. The 1.4 lens has relatively low contrast wide open and very busy bokeh, which gets smoother at around f/2.8. I eventually sold it and enjoy the 50/2.

The 50/1.4 AF-S Nikkor is also quite good and not too heavy. Still, I prefer the rendition of the 50/1.4 Sigma, but you already said that it's too big for you (and I agree that it is very big for a 50).

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