The FE 24mm 1.4 GM – also known as the first Sony lens I (Bastian) ever preordered. At Photokina some of us had a look at this lens and Jannik, Bastian and David all decided to buy it. As Bastian and Jannik have now received theirs, we are starting our rolling-review that will be steadily updated as we get to know the lens better.
10/17/18: Rolling-Review started by Bastian 10/19/18: Janniks lens arrived, Aperture series, bokeh, flare, samples and CA updated 10/20/18: Vignetting and close up updated
10/29/18: David’s copy arrived and partly tested. Discussion of comparison with Batis 25 added. Flare with bright sun in frame test on A7rIII added..
Most people know NiSi as a manufacturer of high quality optical filters for cameras and cine lenses. In 2017 they introduced a whole line of professional cine lenses and now we can have an exclusive first look at their first camera lens, a 75mm f/0.95.
75mm f/0.95 FE prototype
Disclaimer:this lens is an early stage prototype. Housing, coatings and polishing of the elements are not comparable to the final production model. Nevertheless we are allowed to show a few pictures to give you an opinion on the bokeh rendering of this lens. Since I am a NiSi ambassador we got an exclusive sneak peak at this lens.
None of us is an expert in videography so usually we don’t review Cine lenses. This SLRmagic has very interesting specifications though, being very fast, compact and at the same time affordable. Unfortunately there is no non-cine version, so this time we have no choice it seems.
The high price tag combined with the modest maximum aperture put many potential buyers off. Nonetheless personally I have used this lens regularly for almost two years now and thought it is time to share my experience in this long-term review. Last Update: 08/03/18: long time experiences after ~2 years of usage added