11-17-2014, 07:31 PM
Quote:Eh... Since when does "creative potential" (as you put it in the first version of the summary - you appear to have amended that later, thus much of my vitriol would go to waste ) equal "mega shallow DOF" alone? Because it seems that was your only gripe with this lens... But come on, do you always need the "one eyelash in focus" photos? Does that type of subject warrant a good photo? No and no.
Well it's about potential, so you don't have to make use of it in every shot. If the lens was f/1.2 you could still use it at f/1.8, but you obviously can't use a f/1.8 lens at f/1.2
I, for one, like the look I get with my 2.8/80 on 6x6, which is equivalent to a ~1.4/40 on 35mm (1.2/35 if you crop to 24x24). Very nice for separating larger objects from the background without getting too much of a tele perspective.
This is something you can't get with lenses like the 1.8/25 on m43. Doesn't make it a bad lens, but it shows the limits of its creative potential