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, Jun 7, 2013

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?

If the weight & focus of the SSC bother you, get a newer FDn version of the 50/1.4 (the all-black plastic/resin body, marked FD) - apparently optically identical to the SSC, so super-sharp etc. and with similar SSC coatings, but significantly lighter and nice to handle:

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