Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chinatown -- NEX-5 & Rollei Planar 50mm f1.8. Click to see larger.

Just when I thought winter was done and over, we had a mini snow storm yesterday.  Luckily, the temperature was warm enough to melt most of the snow already.  I normally do not mind snow, but this year we seem to have excessive amount of it.  Hopefully, this will be the last snow fall until winter again.

After using the Rollei Planar 50mm f1.8 a few times, I think it's a fabulous lens.  It's cheap enough that I don't worry much about taking care of it, but it's optically wonderful.  Some purple fringing at wide apertures, but then again my 85mm f1.2L is even worse wide open.  It really is a great value for the money.  Wish it works on full frame but it would hit the mirror at infinity, even on my 1D IIn.  It does work perfectly on 1.6x crop cameras at infinity.  

1 comment:

  1. I love this blog,

    I'll be going for a 50mm 1.4 to 1.8 for me first manual lens for my Nex-5.. Which 50mm would you buy if you were in my shoes?