35mm 1.4 vs 35mm 2.0 parallax correction when using OVF

Started Jul 5, 2016 | Discussions thread
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El Chubasco
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35mm 1.4 vs 35mm 2.0 parallax correction when using OVF

While testing both lenses, 35mm 1.4 & 2.0, I realized that there is a very important difference that makes the 2.0 a much better choice for those using X-Pro2 and XPro1. In addition to the AF speed advantage of the 2.0, the frame indicating parallax correction when focusing an object at minimum focusing distance is much more precise in the 2.0 lens.

35mm 2.0 + XPro2

35mm 1.4  + XPro2

As can be seen in previous images, the square indicating the focus center when focusing a minimum distance is much closer to the center at infinitum in the 1.4 than it is in 2.0. Both lenses are about the same length and, of course, the focal length is identical.

The results are obvious. The 2.0 is much more precise when trying to place an object in the center of the frame. When using the 1.4 the center is inaccurate and the object ends up at the upper left corner of the frame. See the following images.

Object at the center of the frame using parallax correction offered by 35mm 2.0

Object at the upper left corner due to imprecise indication of the parallax correction with the 35mm 1.4

This lack of precision is a limitation in the 1.4 that the new lens has improved substantially, especially for those using the OVF with this lens. This is perhaps a very good reason to update the 35mm 1.4 with the 2.0.

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