Advice on low-light photography (s30f14? no OSS)

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
wictred Senior Member • Posts: 1,195
Re: Advice on low-light photography (s30f14? no OSS)

smallLebowski wrote:

Thanks! I'll try to read more about Konica 40mm f1.8.

BTW, is there any manual focus lens with adapter that is 1.4 at around FL of 19-40mm? Does it even exists?

There are "modern" manual ones which cost a couple hundred $ which are faster than f1.8 - e.g. samyang/rokinon lenses (24mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4) and the Voigtländer Nokton lenses (35mm f1.4, 40mm f1.4 and the even more expensive 35mm f1.2).

But the difference between f1.8 and f1.4 alone isn't worth it imho.

(and with digital cameras you also loose a bit of light with wide angles and fast apertures because of the shallow angle at which the light hits the sensor, so the difference is smaller than expected.)

The Voigtländer Nokton are rangefinder lenses (Leica M) so the lenses and adapter are really compact. But the Konica 40mm is also very compact.

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