Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 versus Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2

Started Mar 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
brick33308 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,094
Re: Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 versus Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2

s_grins wrote:

For me, AF is the huge advantage that worths every penny. I stopped looking at MF lenses long time ago. OIS is a marginal feature for me, moreover, my camera does not have IBIS, that is why I had a trouble with OP.

I love AF except when I'm working with very shallow depth of field which is typical with night street work where I need the lens opened all the way up (and which the f.95 Voigtlander does better than any other m43 lens - it's a veritable light machine). In those cases I find that AF often puts the focus point where I don't want it and as a result those images lack critical sharpness in the areas I want them. Yes MF is a little work, but it's becoming part of my work flow so that it's usually not an impediment to capturing the "decisive moment". I figure if Bresson could make do without AF, I need to do that as well 

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