Why is the 42.5 F/1.2 $1600 when the Fuji 56mm F/1.2 is only $1000?

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Chrisphotos3
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Re: wrong lens
In reply to Terry Breedlove, 9 months ago

Terry Breedlove wrote:

That shot is boring and it seems to me you would get a better shot if you were closer to your subject with a wider lens.

For that type of top down shot of a climber I think you're better off with a longer lens not wider. The photo generally gets taken from the top of the crag as otherwise you're just going to get in the climber's way. Hence a longer lens lets you get closer to the action and reduces distracting elements on the ground.

A fast lens helps but I too don't see the need for an f1.2; I think the oly 45mm would suit the OP's purposes just fine.

Otherwise you can always use legacy lenses for a tenth of the price. This was shot with a minolta 55mm 1.8 which I still use sometimes in preference to the 45mm.

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