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i Love C-Sonnar 50/1.5
Old 12-09-2011   #1
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i Love C-Sonnar 50/1.5

Let me start!
Please post here your comments and pictures about this lens. Thanks!

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Wonderful shots here...
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The C Sonnar in either S-mount (as here - on a Nikon S3) or in M-mount is probably my most used 50 mm lens. Compact and very, very good.
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Does not matter what lens in this one. This is a fun shot. Nice "Camera Club"
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Always one of my favorite lenses. My most used 50 at the moment.
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Love fast 50's!







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Horosu, this shot always just puts me in a swoon...its such a Gorgeous Melancholic Portrait...Superb! ...cheers- H
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Thank you Helen and all for the kind comments. And one more shot, this one on my contact sheet just before the one I posted before

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I love the C Sonnar even at the middle apertures.


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A good lens, wish it had a bit less saturation. Can have a very nostalgic feel at certain apertures. Definitely a cure to Summiluxes at the current rates.. (Cured my wants at least).


20110430_11_ZI+SNR by Martin N. Hinze, on Flickr


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That last shot is fantastic.
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A good lens, wish it had a bit less saturation.
My M8 has the C-Sonnar on it, the M9 has the 1936 Sonnar 5cm F1.5 on it.

Less saturation, same retro look.
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The C Sonnar is a great handling lens and much lighter and more compact than my version 2 Summilux. Love the bayonet hood mount. Love the hood. It has almost entirely displaced my Summicron and I can't think that those who insist it is a special purpose lens only have actually used one much.
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This thread is made of WoW. Great eyes + yummy glass = memorable pictures.
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I'm loving the photos on this thread. They dispel the image of this lens as a specialty lens. A general question for the posters here: have you had your lens optimized for 1.5, or 2.8?
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My M8 has the C-Sonnar on it, the M9 has the 1936 Sonnar 5cm F1.5 on it.

Less saturation, same retro look.
I briefly had one, but ended up chickening out without even using it and returned it. I don't like those aluminum lenses, I don't find them user friendly. I really like the lower saturation of old glass, so much easier to PP. Maybe one day again...

I have to find this shot I took at the very beginning. I shot a friend at contre-jour and she ended up glowing like a light bulb...Never had it happen again...
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Mine was originally at 2.8 and now it is at 1.5. Perfect now, for me

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A good lens, wish it had a bit less saturation. Can have a very nostalgic feel at certain apertures. Definitely a cure to Summiluxes at the current rates.. (Cured my wants at least).


20110430_11_ZI+SNR by Martin N. Hinze, on Flickr


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20110712_15_ZI+SNR by Martin N. Hinze, on Flickr
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Last one is Superb
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I'm loving the photos on this thread. They dispel the image of this lens as a specialty lens. A general question for the posters here: have you had your lens optimized for 1.5, or 2.8?
I have left mine optimized for 2.8 and really like it that way. It does not take long to learn to compensate for the focus shift. And, I think the lens is more versatile when optimized for 2.8.
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.... I can't think that those who insist it is a special purpose lens only have actually used one much.
+1 I am mystified by the "special purpose" refrain used to describe the C-Sonnar as well. I guess it'll help keep the price down

Wonderful pics, everyone!
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A good lens, wish it had a bit less saturation. Can have a very nostalgic feel at certain apertures. Definitely a cure to Summiluxes at the current rates.. (Cured my wants at least).
I think the C-Sonnar is a better lens than the pre-asph versions of 50 lux, at least the way I use a 50. For example, the C-Sonnar is sharper mid-frame and in the corners (flat field) than the pre-asph lux pretty much at all apertures.
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I think the C-Sonnar is a better lens than the pre-asph versions of 50 lux, at least the way I use a 50.
How would you describe how you use a 50?
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