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10-17-2011, 07:08 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by paperbag846 Quote
The FA 50 is not particularly strong at infinity either wide open. This is in pixel-peeping language. In actual use, it is just fine wide open at infinity. However, compared to the likes of the 50 1.7 / FA 43, the 50 1.4 IS softer at equivalent apertures at infinity.

In the end, sharpness does not count for much though. It's more important to grab the light in a dark room than to see every pore on your girlfriend's face from across the room.
Good point. A lot of lenses aren't at their best wide open. That is one of the reasons I flinch a little over the way Photozone tests lenses on the infinity setting.

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