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Re: [OM] Cheap 35 1.2?

Subject: Re: [OM] Cheap 35 1.2?
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 01:53:40 -0800
On 1/12/2022 5:54 PM, Sandy Harris wrote:
I stumbled on the 7Artisans 35 1.2 at KEH & was intrigued. Turns out a
new one at B&H is cheaper.

Web reviews mention limitations but are generally positive. Only $119
& 150g. Sounds wonderful for such a fast lens. Has anyone here got

There are reasons I would personally not want one:

Lack of EXIF recording

Lack if AF

It's an odd sort of FL, longer than "normal" and short for portrait, etc. They 
are the only one making it.

The first two come from my experience with a Venus Laowa 7.5/2 I bought it for our 2017 trip to Bhutan, thinking I would need a wider, faster lens than my Oly 9-18/4-5.6. Optically fine, it didn't work for me. I found that, intentions aside, out in the world, moving through endless possible subjects, I simply didn't note settings.

I also discovered that I tended to forget to focus. Well, you know, super wide, deep DoF. But, not true; I did have insufficient focus/DoF problems. Annnd, without settings data, I couldn't tell at which apertures they were occurring. I sold it, and the replacement Panny 7-14/4 was perfect for our second trip, and other use.

None of that may apply to you, but I thought it worth mentioning.

I do have lots of old MF lenses I use on FF, but they're not for field use.

Ex If Moose

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