What 35mm f1.4 to f1.8 lenses would you recommend?

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: What 35mm f1.4 to f1.8 lenses would you recommend?

blakninja wrote:

I tried the SEL35F18 from Sony and the blur (bokeh) in the background is not strong enough, so I'm really looking for lower than f1.8 then. Also, 50mm on NEX is just to far.. 35mm would be preferable.

That means, I have to higher my budget to 200$ then. Do you have any good suggestions for 35mm and f < 1.8?

The image you showed is likely not shot with a 35mm, or a very fast one (f/1.2 or f/1.4 on APS-C, slower on FF).

Your best bet is to use a longer FL and take a larger distance.

In AF emount, your only option is the 50/1.8, and, hopefully, the rumored 85/1.8 (and not f/2.8). Each of these lenses will increase your bokeh by reducing the DOF.

But your budget will have to increase, unless you want to go MF.

Voigtlander has a 35/1.2 (large) lens that may get you close to what you want.





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