Olympus 17 mm f 1.2 Pro, 45 mm f 1.2 Pro, Voigtlander 17.5 mm f 0.95

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Jan Chelminski
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Re: Olympus 17 mm f 1.2 Pro, 45 mm f 1.2 Pro, Voigtlander 17.5 mm f 0.95

For low light environmental work, film has long been relegated to the use of very highly depth of field limiting apertures.

At other times, this veiling of the surrounding environment, by a very limited depth of field, would generally be considered a badly limiting characteristic.

Watch films or tv, where there is adequate light to permit aperture discretion. Do you see lots of shallow DOF work? If so, most likely B amateur/low budget, bad art, etc...

There are areas of exception of course, but IMO, most are quite in keeping with the rule, shallow dof, is 'for the weak'.

For environmental, and low light, etc, a good lens, IMO needs work well into bright light. The 25mm f/1.2 is not recommended for this reason, but the Voight. might be ok. The 17/1.2 is pretty good.

Consider the f/1.8 and similar primes, if you want to display at large sizes and want sharpness to the edges, you may need to research to determine which of the compact lenses can output what you want when enlarging. Then, it possible you might need to get a bit bigger and $$ lens.

But many of the small and semi-fast lenses are really excellent for easy, good light output, and also very good in lower light, with extra care and leaning on camera IS, etc.

Just a few cts...



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