Thoughts on the Z 40mm f2 versus AF-S 50mm f1.8 or the AI 50mm f1.8?

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Thoughts on the Z 40mm f2 versus AF-S 50mm f1.8 or the AI 50mm f1.8?

Folks,

I love a small 50mm for an everyday prime - it just fits how I grew up with my Nikon FM/FE2 and 50mm f1.8. The Z 35mm f1.8 is a stellar performer from what I have read, but a bit large for my taste. What are your opinions on the new 40mm f2 Z lens versus the alternatives I have listed - the AF-S 50mm or the manual 50mm f1.8 AI? I do already have the FTZ adapter. I am interested in hearing about all aspects of the lenses - sharpness, color rendering, contrast, etc. While I prefer 50mm as I said, the 40 doesn't seem too far off as a trade for compactness. Thanks!

Don

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