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Just what I was looking for: a really retro look to the shots.
Some sort of crappy consumer-grade 800 colour neg pushed to 1600, 1/30 at f1.2
Tri-X at 200, 1/250 at f5.6
Excellent 'pop' in the two last images.
Love the B&Ws! A really remarkable lens! :D
Great bokeh too, I looked at this lens several times, nice lens!
Seems to me like a very good lens at f/1.2 eventhough it has been said multiple times web size photos do not tell anything about lens performance.
I used to have Pentax 50/1.2 (SLR lens of course) when I was 13 y.o. but sold it many years ago for some plastic EOS stuff. :bang:
Very good results! I am partial to #3. I do not understand why the fast Canon glass is so under-rated. I got back some results with my $27 Canon 50mm F1.8 and it looked sharp enough to trust on vacation. I will be scanning some shots from it next month. I have the f0.95, f1.4, and f1.8. I get great results from all three.
Has anyone used the Canon 50mm F1.5? It is a Sonnar copy; the other lenses are more from the Xenon family.
Where in the world did you find a $27 Canon lens Brian? Is it one that you sent over to Essex for a CLA? I have been looking for a year and whenever I see one it is always listed over or sells over $200.
i think our friend brian has a knack for bargains!
Yeah, and if I'm not wrong he disassembled and cleaned it himself (from a previous post) so he also knows what he's doing :D
Merciful, some great environmental portraits there !
Thanks, Taffer (and everyone else) I appreciate the comments.
Here's Tri-X at ISO 100, f1.4. Love this lens!
......again, great lens! Did you process this roll at a normal time or pull/push process it. My last couple of rolls of Tri-x have come out with more grain than normal, same developing times and procedures. I typically rate it at 280 or 320 so I expect some grain but I'm getting more than I'm used to.
todd, are you keeping the developer temp constant?
if it's too warm the grain will increase.
Yeah, I keep it at 70*, maybe I should drop to 68* ? what do you think?
when i was doing my own film i tried my best to keep it at 68*.
in truth, i'm most likely the least technical person on this board so i'm hesitant to offer much insight.
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