should i get another 50mm lens?(Voigtlander 50mm f1.1) i am currently using sony50mm


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hello people! currently i am using sony nex5n for streets photography .. i have a Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 s.c version.. and a sony e-mount 50mm f1.8.
should i get the Voigtlander 50mm f1.1? or Voigtlander HELIAR CLASSIC 75mm f1.8? but will 75mm be too tight for streets?
will the bokeh be nicer?

thanks in advance
 

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Only you can decide if you need it. Seems more like a "want" than a need. It's your money, spend it how you want to.
 

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hmm will it be a waste if i buy another 50mm... but the aperture is 1.1 ..
 

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MicroIce said:
hmm will it be a waste if i buy another 50mm... but the aperture is 1.1 ..
And you understand how thin the dof will be, right? How often will you need 1.1?
 

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I think you should be asking

"Should I REPLACE my current Sony 50mm f1.8 with a Voightlander 60/f1.1 based on the weight, handling, faster lens , finer DoF wide, flare handling, how it resolves and perhaps different bokeh characteristics? .... and without AF"
 

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don't confuse the passion for art with passion for the tools.

Michaelangelo never sought out the finest chisel and mallet .
 

MicroIce

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I think you should be asking

"Should I REPLACE my current Sony 50mm f1.8 with a Voightlander 60/f1.1 based on the weight, handling, faster lens , finer DoF wide, flare handling, how it resolves and perhaps different bokeh characteristics? .... and without AF"

haha thanks. sorry for my bad english xD ya tats wat i wanna ask lols!
 

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tink i will jus stay with my sony 50mm bah?
Unless its something u wanna buy for yrself as a x mas gift, u could either upgrade d 35 or 50. If not, yr present setup is good enuff for general n portraiture shooting. Cheers.

P.s. u could consider a good ultra wife angle lens or a super telephoto instead.
 

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Unless its something u wanna buy for yrself as a x mas gift, u could either upgrade d 35 or 50. If not, yr present setup is good enuff for general n portraiture shooting. Cheers.

P.s. u could consider a good ultra wife angle lens or a super telephoto instead.
ok thanks alot! thanks for the advice!
 

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MicroIce said:
ok thanks alot! thanks for the advice!
Haha. U r most welcome. Pardon my typo on d ultra wide angle lens part. It's wide not wife. LOL
 

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P.s. u could consider a good ultra wife angle lens
This kind of lens very good at shooting portraits of the Mrs.
All husbands should buy this.
 

MicroIce

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Haha. U r most welcome. Pardon my typo on d ultra wide angle lens part. It's wide not wife. LOL
yeah i saw xD but nvm. but if i get too much manual lens.. is veri hard to ask ppl help me and my frens to take pictures. lol! i tink i will be staying with my sony 16mm 2.8..
although i am more to streets but sumtimes mus take pic with frens mah xD always group outing with frens, i am always not in the pictures LOLS!
 

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Shizuma said:
This kind of lens very good at shooting portraits of the Mrs.
All husbands should buy this.
Haha. Yeah. One specially for mine. LOL
 

Thoth

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MicroIce said:
yeah i saw xD but nvm. but if i get too much manual lens.. is veri hard to ask ppl help me and my frens to take pictures. lol! i tink i will be staying with my sony 16mm 2.8..
although i am more to streets but sumtimes mus take pic with frens mah xD always group outing with frens, i am always not in the pictures LOLS!
Use d 10 sec timer shutter release function. Just pre focus wif MF lenses n walk over once done wif yr framing. Easy.
 

MicroIce

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Use d 10 sec timer shutter release function. Just pre focus wif MF lenses n walk over once done wif yr framing. Easy.
LOL i dun bring my tripod out.. i only bring those super mini de hahah. but u guys got any 50mm manual lens to intro? cheaper.. IQ better den my sony 50mm..
i got bring my remote out everytime xD after comparing af n mf.. i still love mf alot lol.
 

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MicroIce said:
LOL i dun bring my tripod out.. i only bring those super mini de hahah. but u guys got any 50mm manual lens to intro? cheaper.. IQ better den my sony 50mm..
i got bring my remote out everytime xD after comparing af n mf.. i still love mf alot lol.
Contax Zeiss 50s.
 

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