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Koni Kowa 02-28-2010 11:33

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 !
;)

Regards from France,

Nicolas

ferider 02-28-2010 11:48

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:




ferider 02-28-2010 11:56

Here with some nice front-bokeh ...


fbf 02-28-2010 11:56

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.

Mackinaw 02-28-2010 11:57

Wide open at F1.4. Efke 25 in Rodinal.



Jim B.

ferider 02-28-2010 12:00

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.

Roland.

Koni Kowa 02-28-2010 14:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by ferider (Post 1271576)
In Yosemite:


I LOVE this one !!

tooffy 02-28-2010 15:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by ferider (Post 1271576)
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;)

flip 02-28-2010 15:24

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.

Brian Sweeney 03-01-2010 01:38

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.

ferider 03-01-2010 05:50

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.

Papercut 03-01-2010 07:04

Brian,
Thanks for the info. I'll get it checked out. Hate to lose it to the creeping haze and etching!
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian Sweeney (Post 1271985)
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?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ferider (Post 1272150)
Kevin, I can look at your 50 if you want.


ferider 03-01-2010 07:59

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 ....

Cheers,

Roland.

furcafe 03-01-2010 08:54



http://www.flickr.com/photos/furcafe/270797908/




http://www.flickr.com/photos/furcafe/263034242/

fuzk 03-01-2010 09:10

Here's one of mine:


squinza 03-01-2010 11:22

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.

Brian Sweeney 03-02-2010 13:22

This lens is a winner on the M8. The crop factor makes up for the 3.5ft min focus distance.

Cleaning the glass is a 10 minute job if you have a lens spanner. I find the Canon lenses need to have the surface behind the aperture cleaned about every 3 years. Some do not, and I suspect the helicals were cleaned out and new lubricant put in. But that is a WAG.

Papercut 03-03-2010 16:11

It's a date, Roland (though perhaps we shouldn't tell our wives that). ;)

(Sorry for the delay in replying -- distracted by writing and getting a website online.) :-)


Quote:

Originally Posted by ferider (Post 1272262)
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 ....

Cheers,

Roland.


MCTuomey 03-14-2010 06:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by ferider (Post 1272262)
Lens-work is like hunting mushrooms: I stay away from the ones I don't know.

Great line, Roland :D

gilpen123 03-14-2010 06:38

With the M3 Canon 50 1.4

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kurotama 03-30-2010 04:53

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50/1.4 works well!

Yammerman 03-30-2010 05:53


squinza 03-30-2010 07:23

A quick sampre from M6 + 50/1.4 on T-MAX 100

Click on photo for the full serie :p

photokalia 03-30-2010 07:54

This is my favourite lens! I love using it at f/1.4 in low light. Lately I've been catching soccer matches at a local pub with some friends and I've found the lens does great in low light and pushed film.








And here's couple at a smaller apertures, though I can't remember what I used, probably f/5.6 or f/8.




Pirate 04-19-2010 07:36

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Not the best, these were scanned by WalMart, and one by the little photo printer/scanner here, but it's with the 50 1.4

Edit to add: better links:

http://fenderforum.com/userphotos/in...ml?recid=68607

http://fenderforum.com/userphotos/in...ml?recid=68608

http://fenderforum.com/userphotos/in...ml?recid=68609

zx9 04-19-2010 12:20

Here are a couple of 50mm f/1.4 LTM shots from me.


Wide open.



And stopped down a bit, sorry I don't take notes when out taking pictures.

Pirate 04-19-2010 20:24

I think I may be confusing my lenses. My 50mm 1.4 has 9 blades. Didn't someone here mention that you guys are talking about a lens with 7 blades?

thechanster69 04-19-2010 21:05

union square
 
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something I shot while waiting for the train today
Canon 50/1.4 on an Epson RD1

robklurfield 04-19-2010 21:43


bhop73 05-29-2010 13:33

Nice thread. Here are a few of mine.






januaryman 06-01-2010 06:53

I have a few shots-






archive59 08-13-2010 07:12



Annaliese taken with lens wide open

squinza 10-20-2010 23:57

Yeah, here they are, both W.O. on M8 without IR filter


Spezie by Il conte di Luna, on Flickr


"Per l'uomo che non deve chiedere mai" by Il conte di Luna, on Flickr

tennis-joe 10-21-2010 05:49

I have a Canon 50f1.4 on my M3 with 400 ASA film but have not been able to get out to shoot with it. I have used the lens on a Canon 7 that was stolen and the lens is great. I had a wonderful Nikkor 50f2.0 on the Canon when it was stolen and I really miss that lens and the camera.
Joe

cmdrzed 10-21-2010 06:04

squinza, NICE photos. I can't wait for mine to arrive. The rendering looks very similar to the pre-asph 'lux (which is out of my reach).

squinza 10-21-2010 11:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by cmdrzed (Post 1449259)
squinza, NICE photos. I can't wait for mine to arrive. The rendering looks very similar to the pre-asph 'lux (which is out of my reach).

Thank you!
Don't know the 'lux, but the Canon is a nice lens, even if I prefer the rendering of the 50/1.5.
I'm waiting for your photos!

conradyiu 10-22-2010 16:17

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from my broken 1.4Attachment 82134

cmdrzed 10-27-2010 07:44

Here is a shot with my new 50 :D


Charlie by photozed, on Flickr

filmtwit 10-27-2010 08:02

Very nice lens, though it only focuses up to a meter.


squinza 10-27-2010 13:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by cmdrzed (Post 1454347)
Here is a shot with my new 50 :D

Well, looks good! Keep on shooting & posting! :)


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