No 45mm for me

Started Mar 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
Arn
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Re: No 45mm for me
In reply to Ariston, Mar 5, 2013

Ariston wrote:

Zdman wrote:

A Good thing though. Picked up a 85mm 1.4 for a steal (about $600 but with the price I usually have to pay to get Samsung lenses here it was actually like buying it for $400). I had to use all my 45 funds though so I won't be getting that this year. I'm not dissapointed though as this lens is amazing. I'll have to do further testing but so far this seems even better than my Leica-R 90 2.8 and thats a fantastic lens to begin with (and its 2 stops faster). Its also much better that the 60mm (unless you're doing macro) and actually quite a usuable focal length. When paired with the 30mm its making all my 50mm manual primes unecessary. Well worth considering if you're planning to stay Samsung.

I'm happy for you that you are now able to enjoy this lens. I saw two listing selling for $450 and $600. the cheaper one had no box (open box, probably a demo) and one with the complete package. I'm not sure if the 45mm would still appeal to you in the future especially that you now have the 85mm.

The 45mm is extremely light, easy to take along anytime, so I see plenty of appeal for that lens even if one has the 85mm Also, the 45mm makes for more intimate portraits and is very good for pet shots (you can keep an appropriate distance to cats and dogs, for example). I just got the 45mm and it's better than the Canon 50/1.8 image quality wise, would appear to be sharper and has less CA (and the Canon actually is *good* for it's price, even though many snobs do not appreciate it). And of course, another nice thing about the NX 45mm is, is that focus accuracy beats an ordinary DSLR + 50/1.8 lens (to which I'm used to).

I would love to get the 85/1.4 one day, too...

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