New DFA 50mm f1.4


pschlute

Link Posted 01/08/2018 - 00:17
johnriley wrote:
Lenses do have a character that goes beyond test measurements. I'll be very interested to see how this new lens behaves. It hasn't arrived yet but I expect it will do in the near future.

Very much agree John. The 3D pop of the FA Ltds, especially the way the 31mm Ltd transitions from in-focus to out-of-focus mark these out as special lenses that a "test" cannot even score.

On many levels this new DFA 50mm lens may not be able to outperform say a FA 50mm, but there will be some levels that it can due to optical advancement in technology or AF speed For this reason alone i believe this lens will sell very well.
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Last Edited by pschlute on 01/08/2018 - 00:20

pschlute

Link Posted 01/08/2018 - 00:22
For those interested here is a link to a full size jpeg. this has been produced from the raw file using the same settings but not resized or cropped or had any output sharpening applied.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1792/42865207385_2a08633420_o.jpg
Peter



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Last Edited by pschlute on 01/08/2018 - 00:22

Lev

Link Posted 05/12/2018 - 00:21
johnriley wrote:
"SDM" is just a label and the new lens has a new motor entirely.

John, I always read your replies with great pleasure

robbiec

Link Posted 06/12/2018 - 21:22
My only wish is that they would have put a shock dampener on the front of the lens hood. Something like a silicone cover over the edges. The hood just feels a bit flimsy compared to the rest of the lens.
Optically it hits the spot no question.
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HarisF1

Link Posted 06/12/2018 - 23:02
Speaking of the hood, my toddler decided it would be a good idea to run head first into the edge of it. The hood survived without damage but the kid definitely felt it

pschlute

Link Posted 07/12/2018 - 00:53
HarisF1 wrote:
Speaking of the hood, my toddler decided it would be a good idea to run head first into the edge of it. The hood survived without damage but the kid definitely felt it

Could be the first of a review series 😀
Peter



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