Olympus Pen F 40mm 1.4 comments

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Olympus Pen F 40mm 1.4 comments
Sep 12, 2013

I've gone on a bit of a lens buying spree with the NEX 16mm and wide angle adapter in the mail right now. I was looking for a Pen 38mm as it's quite highly regarded but have an opportunity to get the 40mm instead.

Handling wise, are there any issues? I've heard that it does not have clicks at every aperture stop. Also, how well does it work with focus peaking at wider apertures (1.4 to 2.8)? I currently use a Konica Hexanon 40mm so basically I was hoping for something more useable around f2. It's also not the easiest lens to manual focus.

I've seen a few 38/40mm sharpness comparisons which seem to be a toss up. It would seem that the 40mm has lower contrast but that could be the processing on the images I've seen.  Bokeh by all accounts is less busy - any comments?  If anyone has some wide open shots, I'd like to see that.

Thanks.

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