50mm 1.4 ZA vs Zeiss 55mm 1.8. Same light transmission ?

Started Jan 6, 2019 | Discussions thread
jonpais
jonpais Senior Member • Posts: 2,985
Re: 50mm 1.4 ZA vs Zeiss 55mm 1.8. Same light transmission ?

upgrader wrote:

I would choose again and again the 50mm ZA just because of that Pop and its magical rendering. The 55mm has no chance here except sharpness. For my taste it has a very clinical output.

We hear that a lot around here, but in practice, I'm not finding that to be true at all.

In fact, the 50mm looks far more detailed and 'clinical' in my video than the 55mm. So it depends entirely on how you shoot with them.

My sample footage shot with the 55mm looks 'dreamier' than the 50mm. hehe

Both fantastic lenses!

https://youtu.be/7JKMDW0XE5k

https://youtu.be/RSEZ3R7dXAk

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