Like 75/1.8 Thread

Started May 24, 2012 | Discussions
JoeSchmoe
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Like 75/1.8 Thread
May 24, 2012

I can't wait to get this lens. Great focal length and aperture for portrait and event, with plenty of bokeh. The samples and initial impressions speak to fine image quality. And for 1.8 and metal construction like the 12mm, $900 is reasonable.

Some people will never be happy. For the 12-35, they complained it isn't bright enough at 2.8 and is too expensive at $1300. Well, here's 1.8 at $900. You can't have your cake and eat it too. If it were half the price, it would not be 1.8.

I'm getting it. Are you?

discopolana
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In reply to JoeSchmoe, May 24, 2012

Yes, I can't wait getting it, if needed I will mount FL-600R, to make my GH2 even heavier, so I can/hope use 1/30 and get sharp snaps.

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JoeSchmoe wrote:

I can't wait to get this lens. Great focal length and aperture for portrait and event, with plenty of bokeh. The samples and initial impressions speak to fine image quality. And for 1.8 and metal construction like the 12mm, $900 is reasonable.

Some people will never be happy. For the 12-35, they complained it isn't bright enough at 2.8 and is too expensive at $1300. Well, here's 1.8 at $900. You can't have your cake and eat it too. If it were half the price, it would not be 1.8.

I'm getting it. Are you?

I'm getting it, but I aint buying it.

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In reply to JoeSchmoe, May 24, 2012

Agreed. People are so funny with their complaints eh? Either buy it, or don't - there seems to be other things you could complain about...
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In reply to Adventsam, May 24, 2012

no thanks....Just cant see spending that kind of money unless i was doing prof work..

ill wait for a 2.8 third party portrait lens for probably less than 1/2 the price., or still considering the Oly 45mm for $400..Sigma 30mm and 19mm have been received very well..Hoping for more soon..How about something similar to the great tamron 28-75 2.8 for 4/3 system..Not sure if that is possible, but it would be great for $5-600..

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In reply to JoeSchmoe, May 24, 2012

I agree. Some people are so negative that they will always complain, no matter what it is. Others are fanboys and Brand Haters (be it Oly or Panny).

Those people are sad, and they pollute the forum.

I understand some justified complaints (no hood for the 75 f/1.8, for example), but come on, try to see the glass half full, you'll live better
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In reply to JoeSchmoe, May 24, 2012

Most of what I like to shoot is relatively static: landscapes, nature, wildlife. Areas where lightning fast AF isn't that important.

That $900 price tag has me looking at the ZD 35-100 and 150 F2. Yes, they're larger, no AF isn't quick, but those lenses define sharpness, and their prices on the used market seem to be moderating a bit. If a 35-100 gets down into the $1300 price range, it would be very tempting.

And they come with a lens hood.

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Just Having Fun
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It's the lens I want the most!
In reply to JoeSchmoe, May 24, 2012

Portraits, sports (indoor and outdoor), lowlight, shallow DoF, etc.

This lens fills a lot of needs.

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Owen
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In reply to JoeSchmoe, May 24, 2012

How is a lens with an actual focal length of 150mm a great portrait lens?

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JoeSchmoe wrote:

I can't wait to get this lens. Great focal length and aperture for portrait and event, with plenty of bokeh. The samples and initial impressions speak to fine image quality. And for 1.8 and metal construction like the 12mm, $900 is reasonable.

Some people will never be happy. For the 12-35, they complained it isn't bright enough at 2.8 and is too expensive at $1300. Well, here's 1.8 at $900. You can't have your cake and eat it too. If it were half the price, it would not be 1.8.

I'm getting it. Are you?

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In reply to JoeSchmoe, May 24, 2012

sigma needs to make a cheaper version for $500-600.

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