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Pics with Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, please !
Old 02-28-2010   #1
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Pics with Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, please !

Hello,

I noticed that this forum makes the Canon or Serenar 50mm f/1.5 LTM price increase. The Sonnar formula is a great thing, I know. That is probably why the Canon or Serenar 50mm f/1.8 LTM often cost more than... the Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, double-Gauss formula.

I've used the Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM last week-end in Paris, France. I thought we may just share some pics taken with this affordable gem. I love Sonnar lenses, but this one rocks too, IMO.







I also did a nice portrait of a friend of mine, once, with the same gear as upon : Minolta CLE + Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM :



Please share YOUR pics taken with this lens !


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Old 02-28-2010   #2
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Thanks Mabelsound, those pics look great !
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Old 02-28-2010   #4
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Thanks, so do yours! My UV/IR cut filter should be here tomorrow, and I'll be trying it out on the M8 all week.
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Forget the 50/1.5, the 50/1.4 is a great lens, very special with its 6 elements, and with beautiful bokeh.

In Yosemite:



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And one of my all-time favorite portraits ...

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Old 02-28-2010   #7
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Here with some nice front-bokeh ...

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Nice pictures guys.

Roland, what do you think about the flare resistance of the lens? comparing to 50/1.5 canon? I have had copies of each lens and I have noticed copy variations. Most the canon 50/1.4 i had was very prone to flares.
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Old 02-28-2010   #10
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Sonnars usually flare less, fbf. And I agree with you, I had different samples of the 1.4 that behaved a bit differently, both wrt. flare and resolution. But all 1.4 copies I had (flare-wise) behaved similar to, say, a DR Summicron. Also, the 1.4 is an easy lens to CLA.

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Canon 50/1.4 with Canon "hot Mirror" filter, on the Leica M8.

Wide-Open.


100% crop.


at F4:

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Old 02-28-2010   #13
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In Yosemite:

I LOVE this one !!
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Forget the 50/1.5, the 50/1.4 is a great lens, very special with its 6 elements, and with beautiful bokeh.

In Yosemite:


This is a Great photo!
I better go find myself a f1.4, master Ferider.
However, I'll still keep my f1.5
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Yosemite and Big Sur photos make me so homesick for California. You picture makes me want to talk with a low voice, sip coffee, and listen for the sounds of birds and crunching sequoia needles.
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I think my copy may have some haze, as it tends to flare some, though at times I like the effect, as here:
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It's a great lens, definitely at par with my Pre-asph Lux. This one is taken fully open.



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Papercut: you want to get the haze out of the lens if possible. It can build on the surface behind the aperture, and is caused by the lubricants used for the helical. With the type of glass used by Canon, it can lead to etching.
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Kevin, I can look at your 50 if you want. Thanks for the comments on the Yosemite pics, guys.

These days I do use a Summilux instead. But I agree with Mablo, the lenses are mostly equivalent. Except maybe for the Canon being a little less flare and coma resistant.
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Brian,
Thanks for the info. I'll get it checked out. Hate to lose it to the creeping haze and etching!
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Papercut: you want to get the haze out of the lens if possible. It can build on the surface behind the aperture, and is caused by the lubricants used for the helical. With the type of glass used by Canon, it can lead to etching.

Roland,

Sure, I'd be most obliged! (I had no idea you did lenswork, though now that I think about it, it makes sense given your knowledge and past posts.) Next Beer and Gear for a handoff?

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Old 03-01-2010   #21
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Next B&G it is

Lens-work is like hunting mushrooms: I stay away from the ones I don't know. Have done a handful of Canon 50/1.4 lenses so far ....

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Here's one of mine:

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I've got a couple of photos on my flickr, here a couple of photos of myself.
Self portrait at the mirror (t-max 100)


And in Verona (TRI-X 400 I believe)


I like this lens very much, although the bokeh is not top-notch, IMHO.
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A couple from the M8.



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