One lens for the Z5 - 50 2.8 macro or 40 f2

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Don Davis
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One lens for the Z5 - 50 2.8 macro or 40 f2

I purchased the Z5 a couple of months ago with the intent of using it only with my existing AI lenses and the FTZ adapter. My thought was to just shoot with the 50mm 1.8 AI, but for a couple of reasons I have used it less than I thought. First, the overall handling of the adapter plus lens is not ideal for me, and more importantly, I have been away from manual focusing for a bit and I'm just not as good at it as I used to be.

A native Z compact 50mm f1.8 would be ideal for me, but the S is bigger than I want. I have the new 40mm f2 on pre-order, but I somehow had not really looked at the 50mm f2.8. I don't expect to do a lot of macro, but close focus could be nice on demand. I realize no one has the 40mm in hand yet for a direct comparison, but I'd be interested in others' viewpoints on these 2 lens options as a nifty-fifty'ish option for the Z5.

Thanks, Don

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