FE 35mm F2.8 vs Voigtländer 35/2.5 with A7R for street photography

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Re: FE 35mm F2.8 vs Voigtländer 35/2.5 with A7R for street photography
In reply to jodvovauk, 8 months ago

I totally agree that AF is a must for street photography.

But as for other things, FE 35mm is NOT small. Just compare it to Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4.

I find f/2.8 to be too narrow for street photography. It doesn't give enough of DOF.

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Voigtlander 35/1.4 on a7 won't make for a smaller package since shorter length is built on longer flange (hence the adapter makes up for it). It is small but you also lose AF if needed. You also lose better optics of FE 35.

As for DOF, a longer FL like 50-55 makes more sense but 35/2.8 is still a good start especially since the lens is very good wide open. In fact, 35/2.8 on FF has the same FOV and DOF as 24/1.8 on APSc to put a perspective.

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