Seth1983 wrote in post #17108869
first I want to say thanks for all the effort your put in here to give others a fantastic impression of this lense.
Because of that I decided to buy one as well. The only decision I have to make is what kind of mount I take (Canon or Nikon).
I want to use the lense on my 5D mark 3 and I have two options:
1. Go with the canon mount with all the benefits (fokus confirmation etc.) but no chance to use the lense on a Nikon camera if I ever want to change.( I see the lense as a long time investement)
2. Go with the nikon mount and an adapter and the downsides of no fokus confirmation.
I would be fantastic If your could help me with the experience your gathert by using the lense.
Specally manual fokusing without fokus confirmation at 1.4 - 2.8.
Smart move and though I don't own this wonderful lens, I have been in your shoes and to make long story, I opt to go with Nikon mount.
Don't even be worry about AF confirmation.
First of all it is a joke to say the least.
Then for 55mm or wider focal length lens, you really don't need it.
Third, Once you learn how to critically focus with live view, you don't do anything else.
Forth, in the case that you have an intense itch for some bright red spot to shin when you are in near (NEAR) focus, you can always get one of these:
Other side of coin is that Canon mount lenses have much more customers as (Especially in USA) most photographers use Canon by far compare to any other brand so even if you switch to Nikon later on, you can sell it with a good return to move on with your future plans.
Best of luck and I really like your way of thinking.