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5.0 out of 5 stars good things come to those who wait, 22 Mar 2012
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This is almost the only native lens I ever wanted for my Nex, a fast 50mm prime. As expected it does its job beautifully. There are two reasons this is a must have lens:

1. Its wide aperture allows low light shooting - typically indoor portrait shots

2. subject isolation - again the wide aperture allows you to defocus the background to create very pleasing results

I like to use this lens in A mode with the DMF option. When shooting wide open the plane of focus is very shallow so DMF focus mode means the camera does most of the leg work then a simple twist of the focus ring with focus peaking allows easy fine tuning.

No regrets, only wish I could have had it sooner!
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Initial post: 3 Apr 2012 10:36:37 BDT
I. M. Hawley says:
Where did you get the lens - nobody seems to have it in stock in the UK yet?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2012 22:07:38 BDT
Hi, I ordered mine from Amazon UK back in October 2011! Thats why I called my review good things come to those who wait! Because of the supply shortage they come to retalers in dribs and drabbs - so best to get on a waiting list and wait! Worth waiting for though!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2012 22:19:37 BDT
I. M. Hawley says:
Ahh right, well I'm on Amazon's mailing list now. In the mean time I'm slightly slumming it with an FD 50mm f1.8 + Converter I got off eBay. Thank heavens for focus peaking! :oD

Thanks for the info. I am green with envy :oD

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2012 06:40:31 BDT
yep focus peaking is great!
I was surprised to see it in stock via a reseller for 290, I paid 279, so not too bad a price hike!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2012 08:10:57 BDT
I. M. Hawley says:
Yeah I see that one, it's on WEX for £245 (preorder though). I'll have to wait as it is and save a bit of cash - too many other things I need to buy ATM before I can justify to Mrs H spending £245 (let alone £290) on *another* piece of camera equipment! :oD

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2012 20:42:03 BDT
I know how you feel, cunningly, the 50mm looks almost identical to the kit zoom - she need never know!
(smiley face emoticon)

Posted on 29 Jun 2013 21:21:49 BDT
ianb says:
out and about the ois is really useful as well .. if you have ever switched ois off .. you see how much you miss it
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