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Panasonic 50mm 1.4 on a SL2

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I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on the panasonic 50mm 1.4 and was wondering if someone who has tried the 50mm on a SL2 might comment on how they have found the autofocus speed (compared with the 35 / 75 sl summicron). The extra stops is pretty important for me for low light shooting.

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The autofocus on the SL 601 (1st version) seems to be quick.  (Certainly the Panasonic lens autofocuses much faster than the SL 50 1.4).

I cannot comment as to how it would perform on the SL2. 

Rob

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Thanks for the information, sounds like it lens should be suitable for my needs.

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On 7/6/2020 at 3:32 AM, ropo54 said:

The autofocus on the SL 601 (1st version) seems to be quick.  (Certainly the Panasonic lens autofocuses much faster than the SL 50 1.4).

I cannot comment as to how it would perform on the SL2. 

Rob

Yes, I have exactly the same experience. I have not tested on SL2, but on Panasonic S1R the Panasonic lens focuses much faster. Optically, they are more or less similar I would say. I actually own both lenses now and will do a proper comparison in a while.  

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The lens arrived last week, I had a chance to photograph at kids birthday party over the weekend and I would say the focus speed is comparable to my 35 / 75 SL native lenses. Will post some pictures later for anyone that might be interested in the the SL2 / Panasonic 50mm combo.

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21 minutes ago, futura said:

The lens arrived last week, I had a chance to photograph at kids birthday party over the weekend and I would say the focus speed is comparable to my 35 / 75 SL native lenses. Will post some pictures later for anyone that might be interested in the the SL2 / Panasonic 50mm combo.

I am interested in your results and opinion.  Thanks!

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First set of samples. As mentioned I found the focus quite snappy. I also particularly like the colour rendering of the lens, the one shot inside with the lego has had little editing. The shot from outside, definitely has a nice micro contrast (although as expected with that scene, focus was not super sharp given 3 subjects / wide open), but I love the rendering.

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I've had some more time with this lens and its definitely becoming one of my fav for model shoots. A few more pics to share

 

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