I've only had a chance to shoot a little around the house. Hoping to get some shooting time in over the holiday weekend. So far, the 18mm 1.4 lives up to all of the hype and praise from the reviews.
Ever the consummate professional model
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A good old manual focus lens, with nice reputation. Well kept and preserved, it feels like new. Having many Helios 58mm lenses, I'm used to the focal length. On a crop sensor, it just feels right.
It's fast, with 1.4 aperture, which is often challenging with focusing, because my X-E1 doesn't...
Size and weight are nice. It sports a small-ish 52mm filter.
Build feels nice and the metal barrel and hood give it an impression that it cost more or at least that it's worth the sticker.
It has a click-less aperture ring. I can live with it.
AF speed and accuracy seem fine. Sharpness and OOF...
I have a Canon 50mm F1.4 and it is very sharp, good focus. Great up close (has been adjusted by van Maanen Zoetermeer, nl).
Now the close focus distance is 1.00 m. Not very practical, I mean, it leaves a lot to wish for.
Could it be possible to 'hack' this lens and take out a bit of internal...
I had previously purchased this lens with a Fuji mount and have enjoyed some excellent images with it. I recently purchased the same lens but with an L mount. The first copy I received was problematic and I sent it back. The second copy that arrived a couple of days ago works fine on the...
Had a spare few hours after a meeting in Austin - cool place!
Nikon D810 and converted Leica Summicron 50mm
South Congress Austin by Shane Hicks, on Flickr
Cowboy Boots by Shane Hicks, on Flickr
South Congress Hotel by Shane Hicks, on Flickr
D810 and Sigma 24mm 1.4 ART
Docs - South...