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Old 06-03-2013   #121
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The prices seem to be higher these days. I have been looking for a good copy.
So what would a heavy chrome (non serenar) version of this lens fetch in the classifieds do people think?
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Question where can I purchase the LTM to M adapter for the Canon Rangefinder 50mm F 1.8 Leica Screw Mount LTM M39 RF Lens?
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Question where can I purchase the LTM to M adapter for the Canon Rangefinder 50mm F 1.8 Leica Screw Mount LTM M39 RF Lens?
Um... nearly anywhere. New from Cameraquest or Leica, or any number of eBay sellers. Any 50mm LTM-M adapter will work. I use chromed brass Chinese eBay versions, never had issues with focus or fit.
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Also, Igor Camera has a few in stock.

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Um... nearly anywhere. New from Cameraquest or Leica, or any number of eBay sellers. Any 50mm LTM-M adapter will work. I use chromed brass Chinese eBay versions, never had issues with focus or fit.
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Old 10-16-2014   #126
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Just picked up a version 2 w/meters (f/22) and haze on the first surface of the rear group. Hopefully I can get it cleaned up, I want to get my 50s down to Canon 50/1.2 and 1.8 or maybe the 1.2 and a J-8 if the Canons are too similar.
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Old 10-23-2014   #128
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It is hard to imagine the Canons will be very similar; the 1.2 is a pretty wacky lens. I like mine and need to use it more, but it has not been my idea of a general purpose lens. The 1.8 should be a nice all around, well corrected lens with much better edge performance. I'm starting to care a bit less about that lately, but it is certainly something nice to have when you need it.
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Chrome Canon 50/1.8 on M3, TMax 100.

At f/2:
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Some interesting bokeh at f/5.6: Chrome Canon 50/1.8, on M3, TMax 400:

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Old 12-14-2014   #131
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So, I've got some haze on my copy as well. I opened the lens up, but it's all on the elements in front of the aperture. I don't know how to get there. I did remove the front-retainer ring, but that allowed me only to the very first elemnt.
Does anyone know how to get to the elements in front of the aperture blades (coming from the rear of the lens)?
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In viewing the photos in this thread I think the lens handles flare well. But I'm curious how people think the Canon deals with flare if a lens hood isn't used. My Canon Serenar copy was just repaired/cleaned but I don't have a hood. I'm excited to use it on my upcoming trip to Texas to see/photograph my pregnant friend but I'm a little anxious about late afternoon light. Thoughts?
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I don't have a hood either, and I haven't really noticed any problems with flare. Here's a wide-open test shot with a flashlight free to flare away:
Canon 50/1.8 at f/1.8 by bmiller128, on Flickr

(See also the rest of the flickr album for the same shot with other lenses, if you want to compare.)

Also in my "House and Trees" shot a few posts back, there was some pretty harsh sun coming from the side. I may have shaded the lens with my hand.

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In viewing the photos in this thread I think the lens handles flare well. But I'm curious how people think the Canon deals with flare if a lens hood isn't used. My Canon Serenar copy was just repaired/cleaned but I don't have a hood. I'm excited to use it on my upcoming trip to Texas to see/photograph my pregnant friend but I'm a little anxious about late afternoon light. Thoughts?
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Canon 50 f1.8 ltm

Canon IIF with 50 f1.8 shot in 1982. When I scanned the Kodachrome recently, I marvelled at the clarity of this lens.




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Old 04-26-2015   #135
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Thank you for this thread, i bought the serenar with no regret

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Somehow, I have found myself with two of these, an early chrome and a later black version.


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I have a chrome non-Serenar version with clear glass though slightly scratched front lens and it seems to work great. I also recently picked up a version 3 that looks mint but came with some internal haze that cleaned nicely. Both lenses were purchased within the last few months for less than $100 each.

In the past I had a Serenar chrome version that had the internal haze but as mentioned, it was an easy job to clean it and it was like new. I traded it off but the recent purchases solved that issue.
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My very clean later chrome one, I'm starting to shoot again to compare to my Summicron.

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Can't say I'm crazy for the colors. B&W appears to be its raison d'Ítre.
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just grabbed one of these for £125 it seems haze free, will see if that is the case on arrival
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I have a clean and clear chrome and black version:

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And the Canon 50/1.8 is no slouch when it comes to black and white, either:

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Old 04-10-2016   #144
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The Canon 50/1.8 LTM comes in many versions/types. Have any of you noticed any differences in image quality between types? I'm particularly interested in differences between 10 or 11 aperture blade 50/1.8's and the newer 8 aperture blade 50/1.8's. Wouldn't the bokeh have small differences?
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My Canon 50/1.8 LTM lens is a later silver model with black rubber grip.
I detect none of the famous Canon haze.
Either I got lucky or a previous owner did a nice job cleaning it.

BTW I am looking for a 40mm yellow-green filter to fit this lens.
Please PM if you have one for sale.

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I currently own the type I and truly enjoy it's performance, but just got a deal on the type IV which is a measly ~180g compared the the ~270g of the type I. I'm psyched for it's arrival. I will probably be posting my type I in the classifieds soon since I won't be needing it any longer.

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Time to bump this thread, particularly in view of Roland's comparison of fast Canon RF lenses including the 50/1.8, here: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=155193
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Here are a few from today from mine. No edits just a frame added.

Serial number 145406. Pictures in the gallery.

Highly under used lens by me.

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Anyone have a production date for this type 1?
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according to the Cameramuseum site the 1.8/50 "chrome" or "Ver.1" was sold from starting November 1951: http://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/s18.html

according to the more detailed information in Peter Kitchingman's book on Canon rangefinder lenses your's is a "Type 4", these have serial numbers 88596 to 170760 and were produced between 4/1953 and 3/1956. That would make 1955 the most probable year of production of your lens
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according to the Cameramuseum site the 1.8/50 "chrome" or "Ver.1" was sold from starting November 1951: http://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/s18.html

according to the more detailed information in Peter Kitchingman's book on Canon rangefinder lenses your's is a "Type 4", these have serial numbers 88596 to 170760 and were produced between 4/1953 and 3/1956. That would make 1955 the most probable year of production of your lens
Wonderful info, thanks!
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$99 +11$ fast shipping 50 1.8 LTM just arrived from Japan. On focus test target it is front focusing about 5 cm if wide open, but in real world stations it is surprisingly not so critical.

On M-E.

At f8 I could read all of the info on the dog's tag.





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I bought a Canon IIIa rangefinder camera that had a Type 1 50mm f/1.8 Serenar attached to it for $250 back in 2009. I felt I was paying close to "top of the market" for the camera and lens back then, until I researched just what the lens sold for. Even back in 2009, it went for a pretty good chunk of change. And I soon began to appreciate why.

Here's a pic of a couple of acorns I took with this lens. The camera was an EOS DSLR and I was using just a simple M39 to EOS adapter for this image. I was maybe 8 or 10 inches away from the acorns when I took the shot. The Serenar was stopped down to f/8. See that brown spot on the closest acorn?



Here's a 100% crop of the above image showing that "spot."


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Another one in color...

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This is another one taken after I got the lens back from Sherry Krauter...

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