light 35mm lenses

Started Jun 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
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light 35mm lenses
Jun 13, 2012

one of my favorite lens focal lengths on my m43 cameras is 35mm (70 with crop factor), but there's no native 35mm lens that i'm aware of. i'm not satisfied with my cheap 35mm c mount lens from ebay, and my canon fd 35mm is heavy for me - i have some wrist issues.

when i ran across the nikon 35mm 1.8, i realized that it's probably no sharper than the canon kit lenses, but on the other hand, it's very light, which means i can carry it on my camera without any issues. there's also the rokinon 35mm 1.4, but it weighs double the nikon. i'm wondering if the quality is better, and if so, i might try it.

does anyone here have any experiences with either of these lenses, or have any other fast $500ish lens at around 35mm?

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