nifty 50 equivalent under $200?

Started Mar 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
Sudo Nimh Regular Member • Posts: 281
Re: nifty 50 equivalent under $200?

Krich13 wrote:

Well, the only actual equivalent (in terms of DOF and light gathering) of 50/1.8 in m43 world is Voightlander 25/0.95, but it's nowhere near $200 (and manual focus at that).

You're right about DOF, but a 25mm f/1.8 lens designed for Micro Four Thirds has the same light-gathering as a 50mm f/1.8 lens designed for full-frame (35mm). The larger lens gathers 4 times as much light, but the light is spread over an image circle 4 times as large.

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