New F2.0 Lens
I received my new f2.0 lens from B&H today. Impressively small for a “normal” lens. I expected it to be as big as the zoom lens I broke last week. It’s difficult to tell from photos, but this is a great size for a prime 50mm equivalent lens.
The bokeh (and the word is pronounced Bow-Kay — like a bouquet of flowers, not Bow-ka) is beautiful. I took it outside to play around at f2 up close and personal. Because this is considered a “normal” lens, you see what you get.
Auto-focus at this close at f2 can be frustrating. I switch to manual focus and use focus peaking as a focus assist.
The f2.8 Lens
The new lens is faster. Its focus speed is amazingly fast. I took it to a dimly lit room. The focus speed was still fast. It didn’t have to search once. It locks in and works even when there is little light. Because it handles low-light well, it is a good choice for indoor ambient light situations.
The verdict is I’m going to keep this lens. Because it is a “normal” focal length, I will be using it a lot on Route 66.
Dear Lens Manufacturer: If you want me to mention your great products, you’ve got to start returning my emails and inquiries.
Readers: From now on, I only mention products where my company has a working relationship to the manufacturer.