Took the bull by the horns
After a fair amount of deliberation I decided to buy a 21mm lens. I have the 24 and wasn’t too sure if the extra angle of view was necessary but, after discovering some old CSV 21 shots, I decided to take the plunge.
I didn’t go for the expensive option, because I can’t see me using it that often, so a preasph Elmarit is what I decided on finally.
Have only taken a few test shots, whilst hanging out of the window (weather is dull and dismal and not encouraging) but first impressions: centre - sharp enough at all apertures upto, and including f:11. Off centre- from indistinct at f:2.8 to f:3.5 to usable at f:4 to f:6.3 and sharp at f:8 and f:11.
The softness, at large apertures, is not unpleasant and is almost a glow.
Colour and contrast, good. Matches most of my other lenses.
Am I pleased with it? Yes.
Would I have been happier with an ASPH or super-Elmar? Not really, I would begrudge the extra outlay for the quality improvement obtained when taking into account its probable amount of usage.
Outcome, pleased and looking forward to getting out with it.
|Plastic by Aziz Ali|
|Canada Day Fireworks by Darren Langdon|
from national holiday
|Tree Swallow hunting by iamdlewis|
from A big year - birds 2018
|Father and daughter by Jill Hancock|
from - Being 'Dad' - ( Portrait in Full colours only)