KONIKA 40 1.8 vs CANON 50 1.4

Started Apr 22, 2013 | Questions thread
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Mel Snyder
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Re: KONIKA 40 1.8 vs CANON 50 1.4

ionutradulescu wrote:

hello.

I use a SONY NEX C3. I have the 18-55 kit lens and the CANON FD 50mm f:1.4SSC. Now i found an KONIKA HEXANON AR 40mm f:1.8.

I need only one lens.

Which should i keep?

I like my CANON, but is heavy and the manual focus ring is kind a stiff. The HEXANON is a pancake next to CANON and very light. Opinions?

Hard to tell without examples shot of the same subject with the same lighting. My guess would be the Canon would be sharpest; the 40mm Konica can be softer wide open.

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