If I prefer to manually focus, should I still get the FE 55?

Started Nov 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: If I prefer to manually focus, should I still get the FE 55?

Jogger wrote:

I have a Nikon FF setup and a couple of Zeiss lenses for that, so, its a bit easier for me since i can just get ZF.2 or Nikon lenses and use them on both systems. If you dont have Canon or Nikon FF, then you will likely have to choose one system or the other and adapt them.

I mentioned Zeiss because the focusing mechanisms on them are silky smooth and miles ahead of the focus by wire of modern mirrorless lenses.

Keep in mind that it will increase the size of the system by quite a bit if you are adapting lenses. The FE55/1.8 looks tiny.

So a 50mm Zeiss for Canon with adapter (or 50mm Zeiss for Nikon with adapter) will be considerably bigger/heavier than the FE 55?

fwiw, I'm also tempted to get a rangefinder lens, high IQ in a small package, but it seems like a tricky gamble.

I think most people (such as yourself) already have the "other system" -- so it feels a bit odd, if you see what I mean.

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