How about a low light solution that might be great?
As we all know, fighting low light imaging is a science until itself.
It appears that SONY may just release a CZ 24mm f/1.4, which would be one of the brightest and deepest DOFs at f/1.4 around. A terrific ‘low-light lens’, ditch the flash and this would be the one to have in your lens bag.
How good is it?
Compare these various lens DOF results* at 10 feet:
CZ 24mm @ f/1.4 = 2.8 feet
35mm G @ f/1.4 = 1.4 feet
50mm @ f/1.4 = 0.65 feet
CZ 85mm @ f/1.4 = 0.22 feet
CZ 135mm @ f/1.8 = 0.11 feet
How about 20 feet?
CZ 24mm @ f/1.4 = 13.1 feet
35mm G @ f/1.4 = 5.71 feet
50mm @ f/1.4 = 2.75 feet
CZ 85mm @ f/1.4 = 0.94 feet
CZ 135mm @ f/1.8 = 0.37 feet
Ask yourself, "What kind of focus that would be for the little one's recital?"
* These measurements are only on the APS-C sensor DSLRs.
Last edited by DonSchap; 05-03-2009 at 08:43 PM.
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