Is there a point in getting the ZEISS Touit 50mm f/2.8?

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Gringostarr Regular Member • Posts: 235
Re: Is there a point in getting the ZEISS Touit 50mm f/2.8?
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Jim in Hudson wrote:

Gringostarr wrote:

Unless you absolutely need a 1:1 macro lens get the 60/2.4. If you absolutely need 1:1 macro the 80 2.8 is worth the extra cost over the Zeiss.

I will say that the 60/2.4 is fantastic if you can look past that fact that it's not a "true" macro lens (which is a BS designation IMO, it's fantastic as a macro lens), easily up there with the 35/1.4 when it comes to rendering and is among the sharpest of all the primes. Also, on newer bodies it also focuses reasonably well as long as it's not switching between macro and normal focus modes.

With today's high resolution sensors, is a macro lens really just one with a flat plane of focus and not one that's 1:1?

Basically yes which is why the 16/1.4 is talked about as a macro lens. As I said though, unless you absolutely need 1:1 the 60/2.4 is an amazing lens for the price, easily the must underrated lens in the lineup.

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Fujifilm X-E4 Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 R WR Venus Laowa 9mm F2.8 +1 more
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