If I prefer to manually focus, should I still get the FE 55?

Started Nov 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
sroute
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Re: Maybe
In reply to turnstyle, Nov 11, 2013

turnstyle wrote:

sroute wrote:

The Sony FE55/1.8 looks to be a markedly better performer than the 50/2 Planar; it is brilliant at f/1.8, lovely smooth out of focus area rendering - it just looks superior. For that reason I've ordered the FE55/1.8 and will use it in AF mode most of the time, MF via Sony's Direct Manual Focus mode when necessary.

Thanks for that! Yes, from what I've seen of the FE 55 so far, it seems to manage to pull off remarkable sharpness, corner-to-corner, wide open -- and also have a nice smooth OOF.

I wish I could have it with manual focus control.

What manual focus lenses offer similarly sharp, wide-open, corner-to-corner performance -- and ALSO have a nice smooth OOF rendering?

Perhaps you should hang off from purchasing anything and wait until you can handle the camera and lenses in person. The FE55 is great; the focus ring feels decent. Try before you buy.

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