My 85mm, comes in 2 versions of the same lens. One is an f 1.4 that costs $1900 at Amazon right now. Mine is an f 1.8 that costs $500. Same lens, but more speed for $1400. You can't bump the ISO up? You can't find a flash that costs under $1200? You don't need that f stop. Where are you shooting? In a cave? This is a good portrait lens and fine all purpose lens. Zoom with your feet.
I know it's a weird length --some people love the 35mm for $200 or the 50mm but the good one is $700 and I've never been that much of a fan of a 50m--but I continue to love the 40 mm bigtime. It's the right length for me and it's super sharp. You can hit it with post processing sharpening and not really detect an improvement.
Here's a real quickie proof. I started a new cookbook yesterday (it'll have 1 recipe, I want to see the complaints and refunds demanded on that!). I took a picture of my kitchen scale with the 40 at the end of the day, totally overcast, lousy light. This is at 100%.
|A little sharpening|
I will try to think of something positive to say about writing later today. Don't count on it.