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At the moment I have the R3A with the 40mm Nokton and now I can't decide on what lens to purchase next. I was thinking about the 75mm for portraits but at the same time I really miss that tiny bit of extra reach from a 50mm lens. I'm torn between picking up the 50mm f/ 1.5 (or a different 50mm) or getting a 75mm (which might not get THAT much use). I guess the biggest problem is whether I would kick myself for getting the 50mm while already having the 40mm (the inability to see the framelines is becomming a little tedious with composition for everyday street use?)
Thanks for any help.
always a tough call but i'd go with the 75.
it's small and sharp and close to the 50, kinda sorta.
going from 50 to 75 is like getting used to a 50 when you mostly shoot a 35.
I REALLY, REALLY like my 75, but I also REALLY, REALLY like the Canon 50/1.8 that I've got. Very tough to decide between 'em, but I think 50's are going to be more available over time than the 75. Guess I'd go with the 75 first.....just what I did.
If money is the issue, get the 75mm and a cheap FSU 50mm.
I too have the R3A. I picked it up with the 50/1.5 and it is really sweet. My approach was to get a Jupiter 9 for my 'long' lens and spend the good money on the 50. The J-9 is a very good performer (good vodka ration at the factory that day). My next big purchase will likely be a CV 35mm, that way, my wide and normal will be top quality.
I picked up the CV 50mm/f2. Oh my gosh, what a lens. really small and provides a little more reach than the 40. At wide open, the bokeh is a softer blur, which has its appeal.
The 75mm is an excellent lens, very sharp, and would be a good partner for the 40mm. If you really need a 50 get a J8 50/2, cheap as chips and an excellent performer
As I remarked in another thread earlier today, the 40 and 75 make an excellent two lens kit.
Just as an update I decided to get the 250th Anniv. 50mm Heliar f/2. It just came in the mail from Photo Village and I'm in heaven.
..., the 40 and 75 make an excellent two lens kit.
And if you can complete this set with a 28mm one day, you're done.
The 75mm will make very nice portraits. 40mm is close to 50mm already at this stage.
My vote is for a 75, but I don't know your style of shooting.
go for 75mm.
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