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

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Berend Botje Regular Member • Posts: 156
Re: Thoughts on the Z 40mm f2 versus AF-S 50mm f1.8 or the AI 50mm f1.8?
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I have the 50G 1.8 (as small tele on F DX) and have thought about replacing it with the Z 40 f/2 which seems a nice compact lens on the Z full frame cameras.

I would put it against the Z 35 1.8 however - which is a FL I like for street and low light photos. In my scenario I plan to add a 1.8 prime to one of the Z f/4 zooms.

What gives me pause regarding the Z 40 f2 are the few tests I have seen that generally like the Z 40 but recommend stopping it down to f4 for best results. Both the Z 50 1.8 and Z 35 1.8 seem better wide open - which is the function a prime to me ideally adds to an Z standard f/4 zoom.

Just my two cents

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