Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Seeing in near Darkness
One of the reasons we love super fast lenses is that we can take pictures in very dim conditions. It would be a bonus if that fast lens is usable wide open. Two cheap fast lenses I have been using extensively are JML 25mm f0.95 and the sister lens JML 50mm f0.95 TV Lenses. The 50mm is very large and heavy, but the 25mm is petite. Both are well made and unfortunately only comes in c-mount. Although cheap, both lenses are actually quite usable at f0.95. Sure, they are no Noctilux, but do give you very interesting pictures wide open. It can pretty much throw any back ground out of focus if focused at minimum focusing distance.
Too bad the 25mm doesn't cover the entire sensor of the micro 4/3 format, and has severe vignetting, and edges are very blurry, but I like it, a lot.