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Old 01-21-2012   #81
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I have two such lenses, and I will inspect both carefully for any internal haze. When clean and well alligned, a Canon 50.1.0 is a great lens to use.
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you went to austria and didn't bring me anything? BUMMER.

what gorgeous colors, particularly #1. i really like this lens.
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Sorry, Adam, customs confiscated the schnitzel I brought back for you....

Thanks for the comment. This lens does really well w/ color (and not too shabby w/ b&w either).
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Steve, thanks.
your examples clearly show a low level of distortion...
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Everyone here can benefit from a description on how you identify distortion (in the posted images).
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Thanks, Marcelo. I like the intimacy of your portrait. The oof areas are typical of this lens - painterly, no swirly bokeh.
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Everyone here can benefit from a description on how you identify distortion (in the posted images).
Hi Raid
I'm not sure the question was addressed to me so I'll answer it
I don't see any distortion in the shots.
The lens could show distortion at closer ranges where the problem is usually more pronounced, but from what we see here, it's at worse a good lens in that regard, and it may well be almost distortion free.

[edit]: I see now how my former post says exactly the contrary of what I meant. Sorry for that...
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I was misled by your original comment, Michael. So you meant that there is no visible distortion.
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I regret selling mine so much now... I've been looking for a good, cheap, chrome 50 for my M8... if I kept my 50/1.8, I wouldn't have this problem now :P
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I just bought a chrome version. At first I wasn't going to buy it as I thought I had enough 50's, but then I looked properly at the images I took with it in the shop. I was surprised at how sharp it was wide-open, and how nice the out of focus areas were. I'm now taking a slew of photos with it and I'll be posting some in due course. It doesn't have the same well-damped feeling of a modern lens but it is very nice, all the same.
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This is a very nice lens, but unfortunately there is a great tendency for fog on the internal elements adjacent to the aperture. Even more unfortunately, whatever it is that outgasses or creeps away from the aperture seems to be corrosive, and may rot the lens coating. So it's a great lens, but check it carefully, and be suspicious of interior fog- sometimes you can't clear it.

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Dez, I thought that was only some of the later lenses, the black ones. I didn't think that early chrome ones had any problem with outgassing and haze.
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Yes, it certainly is more common in the later ones, but i did encounter one early chrome one with a ruined inner element. Maybe that was just some overenthusiastic cleaning on the part of some earlier owner.

It's interesting seeing the differences in how the different makers' lenses have aged. Leitz ones seem to fall prey to element separation and cleaning marks, Zeiss ones seem to have the black paint flake off the edges of the inner elements, Canon ones sometimes have this haze problem, and Nikon ones are totally indestructable. Maybe it's partly that the Nikon optics can be newer than the others, but they certainly seem to have gotten the coating and lubrication decisions right!

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chrome version from 1951


...that soooo-oooong by Marcelo Colmenero, on Flickr


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Hey, is that the Columbus brewhouse? And do they still have the 'zoo' in front?

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Should be a ton of snow on the ground at this time of year, but we've had a really light winter as far a precipitation goes.
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Just got this lens attatched to a Bessa R in decent shape for $350. After scrolling through this thread I'm even more anxious to get my first color roll back. Processing some B&W tonight and will likely post results tomorrow. Excited!
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B&H are showing a Canon 50mm f1.8 collapsible lens in their used stock but with no image.
Seems like a good price so what do you guys reckon, worth a gamble?
I actually didn't think there was a collapsible f1.8?
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Old 02-23-2012   #102
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They replied, the collapsible bit was a typo. The listing says the lens was made in 1948 so is it possible to tell from that whether this will be the lens with the black barrel or the all silver Serenar type lens?

I suspect it'll be the all silver lens as to my uneducated eye the black barrelled lenses look 'newer' but this source, http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/h...1946_1954.html suggests the 50mm f1.8 Serenar didn't come into production until 1951.

With shipping the lens will cost me around $240 or 150 with maybe some import duty to pay too. Seem like a good deal?
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The 50/1.8 was not collapsible. I also question the 1948 date. I'd keep looking...
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KEH has a chrome 50/1.8, BGN grade, on sale for $235. Not a bargain price, but you can inspect the lens after purchasing and return it if you're not satisfied.
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Yeah, I can return the B&H one too but I'm in the UK so if it's a duffer I'll already have paid postage and probably some import duty too.

I'll keep looking I think.

If I have to buy from outwith the country I'd rather go to Asia, things seem to take forever from the US!
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The collapsable 50/1.8 could be a typo error.
It could be the common collapsable 50/ f1.9 lens or even the collapsable 50/f2 lens
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They replied, the collapsible bit was a typo. The listing says the lens was made in 1948 so is it possible to tell from that whether this will be the lens with the black barrel or the all silver Serenar type lens?

I suspect it'll be the all silver lens as to my uneducated eye the black barrelled lenses look 'newer' but this source, http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/h...1946_1954.html suggests the 50mm f1.8 Serenar didn't come into production until 1951.

With shipping the lens will cost me around $240 or 150 with maybe some import duty to pay too. Seem like a good deal?
After they emailed me back to say it wasn't collapsible I emailed them again asking for some more details. They replied a little while ago saying it's an all chrome lens NOT Serenar.

I'd rather not have a collapsible lens anyway as they can't be collapsed into the R-D1s I have.
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andre, i've collapsed both a 50mm summitar and a 90/4 elmar on my r-d1 with no problem whatsoever.

my canon 50/1.8 is also a chrome version and it's not a serenar.
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Ok, good to know. I kind of prefer the look of a rigid lens but might consider a collapsible if I find a god enough deal on one.

Can I ask how you find your canon 50mm f1.8? Especially how you find it on the R-D1 since that's where I'll be using it.

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Keep in mind that KEH is known for under rating condition. What KEH rates as "bargain" would probably be advertised as EX++ by the average seller on that auction site. I have purchased lenses from KEH in both "BGN" and "EX" condition and in the future, I will probably only buy bargain grade lenses from them.
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Alright good to know, cheers.
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Nice shot DB, I miss NY at times.A shot of the falls brings it back. I keep a 1.8 on my Canon P , a great duo. Thanks, Red
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hi guys. i just acquired a user one from keh. would anyone give me idea what type is it? serial is 307411 thanks
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Been looking for one myself and I see wildly varying prices. What is a decent price to pay?
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I just picked one up, knowing ahead of time it had a backfocus issue. I sent it off to DAG for callibration, and now it's in top working order. Unfortunately, what started off as a good bargain ended up being not much of one after having to get it serviced. Oh well. The good news is I now have a very nice LTM 50. I'm happy.
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got mine for $70+ but i'm still not sure if thats worth it haha i'm cheap but since i got it from keh i'm hoping it would be fine after a good CLA. these lenses varies from $150-$200 for a good copy..

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Sold my virtually mint one a few months ago for 130. Seemed ridiculously cheap for the quality that you get. Think I'm going to regret it one day.
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one of the best lenses, period.
Yep! I have the Chromes to prove it. Damn stupid of me to sell it. However, the replacement I bought (Nikkor 50/1.4) isn't too shabby either.

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