My new 15mm f8. Cheap...but disappointing.

Started Oct 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Bob Tullis
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Re: 14mm f2.5 vs 15mm f8 - that's just silly.

Henry Richardson wrote:

Thanks for the info.  Yes, the 15mm is cheap, but I can't see how I would possibly have any interest at all in it.  I got the 14mm f2.5 for $160 (new on ebay) and it is tiny.  Much better lens, almost same FL, much faster aperture that you can change, and fast AF.  I would recommend most people just save the money and use it towards the 14mm if you want a tiny lens.

The 15mm is quite unique - to think it would replace any other lens is a bit far fetched.  It's best feature is its size - but to think it will be the answer to pocketabiilty w/o considering the funky qualities and limitations is not thinking it through.

This would appeal more to those types that might want to try to use a body cap altered to make it a pinhole type lens.

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