Finally a nail in the Leica coffin

Started Jun 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Ontario Gone
Ontario Gone Senior Member • Posts: 4,183
Re: Thanks for the lesson. Actually it's weirdly affirming....

tex wrote:

I always had this weird feeling that lenses in the '50's (in 35mm terms....) seemed slightly off to me---sorta "tight". I didn't know why, but the few times I used something nearer 40, the better it "felt" to me visually. I could never explain it, and people I mentioned this to looked at me funny....

So, your comment actually has made me feel better today (I woke up felling cr@ppy...).

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I as well. I have a 20mm F1.7 (40 equiv) on my MFT cam, i much prefer it's FOV for a walk around than any of the 25s. This lens is very sharp, it's very small and light, and i only paid $275 for it. With that being said it has some drawbacks like it won't work with C-AF, it's only F1.7, and it's slightly slower to lock than the faster options. Still, i prefer the FOV so i sold my 25 and kept this one.

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