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That is why my favorite lens is the Planar 50/2.
I second that, but can't imagine this lens compares to the Planar. I put in an offer regardless.
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What if the 50/1.1 is very sharp at aperture 2.0?
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Quick Impressions:

Boxed very well
Comes with focus adjustment instructions
No click stops
Very short focus throw, one quarter of barrel
Comes up as F/1 Lens
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Feels Solidly made
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Thanks.

Do you have a CV 50/1.1 or 50/1.5 for comparison?
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Sorry Raid I don't have a CV 50/1.1 or 50/1.5 for comparison.
I just took it out of box minutes ago, need time to play around and get some kind of impression. I jokingly call it the poor mans Noctilux.
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I am looking forward to your views on your new lens.
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It's like everyday there is a new 50/1.1 popping out. The Sainsonic Kamlan...now in Sony E mount but Fuji X mount soon, USD150! A review: https://youtu.be/TRt2mNFxdDI
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It's like everyday there is a new 50/1.1 popping out. The Sainsonic Kamlan...now in Sony E mount but Fuji X mount soon, USD150! A review: https://youtu.be/TRt2mNFxdDI
yeah saw this one too. Prefer the one in this thread for the full frame coverage, but I love seeing this new wave of off brand glass.
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What if the 50/1.1 is very sharp at aperture 2.0?
If it starts getting good at f2 why not just buy a Planar? It's a lot to carry if you can't use it at 1.1.
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I don't "need" another 50mm lens as I have many excellent lenses. It may interest me what a Chinese new lens is like. I have three Summicrons 50/2.
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I placed an best offer bid for $330 from ebay seller camacc2015 and my offer was accepted.
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What if the 50/1.1 is very sharp at aperture 2.0?
My Planar seems to do pretty good wide open and my Elmar does even better.

Besides, I have bought into the concept that sharpness is a bourgeoisie concept.

It makes me feel better about all those slightly out of focus prints I get when I put my negatives in the enlarger.

I also have enough 50mm lenses lying around. I am pretty positive I could use a new one every day of the month and not have used them all by the time the month comes to an end. At least that is what my wife tells me.
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My questions center around "does it work" and "will it hold up?"
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It is a Sonnar design lens, and Sonnar lenses are not meant to have a max aperture of 1.1, I think. It may show OOF rendering similar to what you get from fast lenses from the 1950's or earlier.
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I placed an best offer bid for $330 from ebay seller camacc2015 and my offer was accepted.
It's odd that they're only best offering their black version listings.
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Offers for below the full price are in black.
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Offers for below the full price are in black.
I haven't checked the sub 99% feedback retailers yet.
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You find them at amazon. $320 shipped.
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You find them at amazon. $320 shipped.
Thanks, but their search results didn't show me anything of the sort.
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I had it last evening. I even got a $2 discount for a $318 offer.
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I just checked: they have silver and black for $320 shipped. It is not at Amazon.
Price per lens becomes $310.40 if you order more than 100 lenses
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You went for silver?
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What does 8190 mean here?
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I did not order a lens.
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I just checked: they have silver and black for $320 shipped. It is not at Amazon.
Price per lens becomes $310.40 if you order more than 100 lenses
I could sell them quickly at half that, no doubt.
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What does 8190 mean here?
Meeting the character limit.
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Ok! .................................................. ............
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Yeah! Dot dot ,.
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It's odd that they're only best offering their black version listings.
When I made the offer the seller responded back asking if I would accept the silver version, I declined, they then said Black is Okay and accepted the offer.
If you want a silver version for that price maybe give them a shot.
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I could get the silver or the black for $318 shipped.
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I'll be in SZ next week for work and hope to stop at 7artisans. Curious to see their office, and possibly get one of their M lenses.

http://www.7artisans.com/en/col.jsp?id=101


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Cool! Tell us later about your visit.
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I'll be in SZ next week for work and hope to stop at 7artisans. Curious to see their office, and possibly get one of their M lenses...

Is anybody here able to translate the address for me?
Perhaps you can meet up with this local SZ blogger, who just visited another local camera company office, and share the video
https://youtu.be/df8_tFIj9pI
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7 Artisans address in English page; (somehow, different than Chinese page)

深圳市五和大道民冶工业园2栋202室

Wuhe Dr., Min-yeh Industrial Park, Building 2, room 202
SZ City

大道(Dr., Road, in Gmap, it's Ave, btw, it's also Moriyama San's first name, pronounced Da-dau)

Chinese page address
http://www.7artisans.com/col.jsp?id=101

地址:深圳市梅坂大道民乐科技园
Mei-ban Dr., Min Re Tech Park

click to Chinese page on products page
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There are 4 lenses listed
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Yesterday, I have seen some smartly done tests via link provided on Leica forum. At 1.1 your choice of focus for H&S portrait is eyebrows or eyelashes. Contrast is lower, but OK. If focused on texture, like text, corners are weird at 1.1. While central part is sharp and clean enough right from wide open.
And more examples I see, more strange lens OOF rendering feeling I get with outdoor shots on large apertures. It is like door viewer converted to the lens pictures I have seen.
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Here is a reddit link of some images from this lens, mostly basic test photos.
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A Leica polarizer filter costs $150 more than this lens.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...Polarizer.html
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Brian suggeste to use an orange filter with this lens on a Monochrom. The contrast will improve then.
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