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    FE35mm 2.8

    There's a lot of talk of the 55 1.8 and the kit lens but how are people finding the native 35mm Zeiss ?

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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    It is super. Great colour, sharp, small, and pretty good into the corners. It is also light and small. Focus is very quick. Main drawback is speed, would have preferred an f2 or even 1.8. A smaller annoyance for me is the integrated hood/cap implementation that I could have done without.
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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by chiquita View Post
    There's a lot of talk of the 55 1.8 and the kit lens but how are people finding the native 35mm Zeiss ?
    There is already a thread concerning the 35mm FE here

    I don't know what to think about this. In other posts people seem rather happy with the performance of that lens.

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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    Have mine for sale right now
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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    NOT selling mine. Sharp corner to corner.



    And I've got a 35mm Summilux-M FLE that might get displaced.

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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    Its sharp corner to corner and it is small and light but I have 35mm (or equiv.) lenses on other systems and I just find I use them (Fuji 23 or Leica 35 'lux) when I want that focal length rather than the Sony. I'm finding the 55 glued to the A7r and the 35 not used much at all.
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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Annna T View Post

    There is already a thread concerning the 35mm FE here

    I don't know what to think about this. In other posts people seem rather happy with the performance of that lens.
    Ah, I had no idea that this was turning into such a problem. I have a 25mm Biogon so perhaps I'll stick with that until we start getting some good copies circulating. Thanks for the link.

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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    Don't be scared off by a few people who experienced "decentering". Even "turtle", who started that thread, got a good copy and is satisfied (http://www.getdpi.com/forum/559903-post29.html). It's an excellent (and tiny) lens.

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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    Don't be scared off by a few people who experienced "decentering". Even "turtle", who started that thread, got a good copy and is satisfied (http://www.getdpi.com/forum/559903-post29.html). It's an excellent (and tiny) lens.

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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    Mine sold and I picked up a Zeiss 35mm F2 Nikon mount. I am staying with DSLR Nikon mounts for now until I am totally comfortable. Bottom line I am giving myself a option as I can always rent a Nikon if needed. This is for my A7r and my manual focus kit anyway. Ill get the 24-70 for the A7 PR kit but have to say this dang 28-70 is pretty dang good.
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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    Mine arrived an hour ago. Been out and about with it and it's sharp at all apertures right to the edges. In fact, it's a very nice bit of kit, easily as good as the 55/1.8 and a lot smaller. I've put a 17Mb jpg image of this photo on Flickr should you wish to view the detail.

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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    May I ask where you bought yours Steve?

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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by chiquita View Post
    May I ask where you bought yours Steve?
    Amazon UK. They had plenty of stock.

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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    Thanks, beautifully sharp. I'm also amazed that you had a window of such glorious sunshine today !

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    Re: FE35mm 2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by chiquita View Post
    Thanks, beautifully sharp. I'm also amazed that you had a window of such glorious sunshine today !
    They say round here:

    Living in Devon is like living in heaven.
    Except, it rains six days out of seven.

    So, we were lucky. The sun is gone now and it's raining again.
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