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I use my 35/1.4 wide open all the time. I fired off a couple of f1.4s with a 1/4 second just tonight. With the Asph lens, you can shift to the side no problem though I would not put anything that absolutely has to be crisp right out in the corners of the frame. John Collier On Jun 5, 2004, at 4:44 PM, Michiel Fokkema wrote: > bill harting wrote: > >> I'm impressed with what can be done (what you can do) with a 1.4 lens >> --I am >> assuming (always dangerous) that the interior shot was at or near >> wide open. >> My fastest lens is an f2, but all the talk about aperture has made >> that seem >> insignificant. >> Nice shots, Michiel > > Thanks Bill, > > I must confess that I hardly use the 35/1.4 at full aperture because > it is not very good wide open. And if I use it wide open I make sure > the subject is in the middle of the frame to get at least some > sharpenes. Stopped down a bit the 35/1.4 is as good as any other lens, > and it is very compact. I also like the focusing tab combined with the > aperture flangs that makes it very easy to operate with two fingers. > With some practice you can focus and meter at the same time within a > fraction of a second. > This makes it my standard lens for the M.