V1/V2 vs OM-D E-M10 (take 2)

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Nung
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Re: Not to mention all those great fast M4/3 prime lenses
In reply to IVN, 3 months ago

IVN wrote:

Nung wrote:

............50mm f1.2 ??

Costs €700 where I live, doesn't have AF, just like the Voigts, but unlike the Voigts on mFT, there is also no focus peaking, which makes it a pain to focus with APSC viewfinders. FL, although usable, is not as nice as the 42.5 Voigt. And if you buy it with a D7x00, in order to have a nice VF, to be able to focus properly, there is no price and DOF advantage.

The Nikon 50mm f1.2 cost about US$500 where I live, and not sure about the price of the Canon 50mm f1.2 but from what I see, pretty damn expensive, must be at least 2X or even 3X the price.

Yes, the Nikon doesn't have AF, but on Nikon cameras, it's easy to MF, if you put it on a N1, you can enlarge the image and focus properly, if you put it on a D7K or higher up there is a green dot and arrows for focus indication, plus I have a split screen focusing screen. That really makes a camera suit manual lenses properly! For lower end DSLRs, they don't meter, so not much point.

Still, I wouldn't say which ever one has more of an advantage, but it is a viable option. I only recently played around with the 50mm f1.2 on my V1, MF is a breeze. Being able to magnify the image for precise focusing is brilliant, I wish DSLR has such feature. It is in fact easier to MF a DSLR lens on a N1 then a N1 lens.

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