Pen FT 40mm f1.4 worth it?

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
zink Contributing Member • Posts: 582
Re: Pen FT 40mm f1.4 worth it?

My Pen-F 40/1.4 has a better output wide open than the Canon FD 50/1.4 SSC and FDn 50/1.4 I had. A little bit less soft. The FDn had a lot of purple fringing until stopped down to f/4. The SSC did a better job. My Pen 40 has almost no color fringing at all, wide open. I sold both Canon lenses, so I can not perform a test anymore. But we can say, the performance of the Pen 40 is as good as the Canon "perfect prime". But smaller and more useful on the NEX, indeed.

I had an older (non FT) version of the Pen 40, and that one was a bit more soft wide open. But it had damaged coating on the front element. Did you clean yours?

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