I have just realised that the 50mm is the most difficult lens to buy. I have had the 50 1.8 II, ef 50 1.4, sigmalux, and a 50mm zs with adapter.
Im now shopping again. Looking at summicron, summilux, zeiss (again), then we have the wild cards:
ai-s 1.2 Nikon
please let me know what you are using and why....
Mine is going to be mostly used for portrait or narrow landscape - detail before speed. However a shallow dof is never bad.
for ex I was looking at the ai-s 1.4 but everybody tells me its the same iq as the 1.2 - then the 1.2 is better because you can shoot at 1.2... No?
so then obviously im thinking the takumar, zuiko and the rokkor are about the same quality as the nikon/canon - does that only leave the zeiss and leica? But are they MUCH better??
and is the ze alot better than the 1.7 for ex.
it aint easy, anyone who wants to chip in please do