35mm 1.4 vs 35mm 2.0 parallax correction when using OVF
While testing both lenses, 35mm 1.4 & 2.0, I realized that there is a very important difference that makes the 2.0 a much better choice for those using X-Pro2 and XPro1. In addition to the AF speed advantage of the 2.0, the frame indicating parallax correction when focusing an object at minimum focusing distance is much more precise in the 2.0 lens.
As can be seen in previous images, the square indicating the focus center when focusing a minimum distance is much closer to the center at infinitum in the 1.4 than it is in 2.0. Both lenses are about the same length and, of course, the focal length is identical.
The results are obvious. The 2.0 is much more precise when trying to place an object in the center of the frame. When using the 1.4 the center is inaccurate and the object ends up at the upper left corner of the frame. See the following images.
This lack of precision is a limitation in the 1.4 that the new lens has improved substantially, especially for those using the OVF with this lens. This is perhaps a very good reason to update the 35mm 1.4 with the 2.0.
Ah! And just FYI. The same is true for the XPRo1 when using both lenses, the 35mm 1.4 and 2.0. See images below.
|Hook Head Lighthouse by kroker|
from Best Photo of the Week
|Green turtle in the shallows by gcachon|