Looking at all the great photos here on the forum got me to thinking (a really rare feat these days, at least according to my wife). How many of you Nex-7 users with fast lenses, you know the f1.2's and f1.4's, go out and purposely shoot with them wide open? I'd never really considered doing that until I was looking at some of the threads here showing off the pictures taken with some of these lenses. I guess it never really occurred to me to do that since I didn't have a camera that could actually do that, ie had a fast enough shutter. It never entered my mind to change ISO settings much either. I guess that's the old school thinking that I'm stuck with the ISO of the film I'm using, right? Today I went out and took some shots with my Minolta 58mm f1.4 PF lens. I can't say I'm enthralled with its performance absolutely wide open, but that may be because it's kind of windy out today and really sunny so I think I was pushing the envelope even at 1/4000 SS. I do like the way it renders when stopped down to f2.8-4 though. Anybody care to share their thoughts on wide-open-lens shooting? These are SOOC jpegs, not even downsized, at least not by me, I'm not sure what the forum up load system does to them.