KONIKA 40 1.8 vs CANON 50 1.4

Started Apr 22, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: KONIKA 40 1.8 vs CANON 50 1.4
In reply to ionutradulescu, Apr 23, 2013

ionutradulescu wrote:

evoprox wrote:

I find my 40mm Konica unuseable below f4, but from there on it starts to sing. A relatively cheap and small alternative would be a 50mm/f1.8 Zuiko, especially later versions with 'Made in Japan' or 'MC' on the front ring.

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'Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.' Dali

on the net, there are only good things about this lens, "sharpest manual lens" and something like this. This is why i was thinking to keep it and sell the CANON FD SSC. I think i need to get an adapter and try it. i was wondering if someone had this 2 lenses and which one was better...

What means "better" for you? I have both lenses. In short - Canon is sharper across the frame, little bit faster and better built. Konica is smaller, lighter and wider. None of them have a bokeh to cry for.

From f4 and smaller, IQ differences are field irrelevant. I don't know about flaring though.

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