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Old 07-21-2010   #81
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Here is a link to Roland's website. These were my results with the Canon 35/1.5.

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Great shots Raid!

Seems that the 35 also has that "3D" sort of pop that the f1.5/50 has, Canon really made some "magic" when they released the f1.5 apertures

I just bought a w-50 hood for it (overkill) so that I can push it a little with my studio flood lamps.

Can anyone put me in the right direction for a passable 48mm IR/Cut filter for this lens? , while it will be on the M8 most of the time......

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PS: I still need a 55mm IR/Cut filter for my Canon f1.2/50 ~ who makes one that does'nt damage on hit the bowed out front element?
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Very Nice. Might need an internal cleaning, if it's been sitting on a shelf for near fifty years. Mind if I ask what you paid?
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Very Nice. Might need an internal cleaning, if it's been sitting on a shelf for near fifty years. Mind if I ask what you paid?
I'll write you about it off the board, I did'nt want to discuss prices online ~

Conditionwise I hope it's just like my Canon f1.2/50 was when I traded for it, that lens had been sitting around since 1967 clean as a whistle inside and part of a Canon collection out of Sarasota, all I did with that was buy some UV "Flat Top" filters for it and a Yashica 35 hood (the best hood for the f1.2) I don't mess with Mother Nature, it stayed good since new, I've been lucky to have found almost all my lenses I use in work everyday to be 100% usable, only the "wartime" Sonnar had Mr Sweeney's magic done to it and my 57' Nikkor HC f2/50 needs some adjustment b/c it's off at infinity now.......everything else seems to work aok!

I think that I will be using my Canon's almost all the time now on the M8, I just need to get the filters figured out for the two lenses and also get a 40mm to 43mm step up ring, so I can use my other Canon's too! (the f1.5/50 and a chrome f1.8/50 two amazing lenses for the M8 as well)

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I had a NOS Canon 35/2, which I sold here.
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Very nice price, Tom. Post some Kool pix taken with it soon. I also have the 50mm F1.2, the 35mm F2, the 85mm F1.5 and the 19mm F3.5, all of which I use constantly. Best Of Luck with the new lens!
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Great shots Raid!

Seems that the 35 also has that "3D" sort of pop that the f1.5/50 has, Canon really made some "magic" when they released the f1.5 apertures

I just bought a w-50 hood for it (overkill) so that I can push it a little with my studio flood lamps.

Can anyone put me in the right direction for a passable 48mm IR/Cut filter for this lens? , while it will be on the M8 most of the time......

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PS: I still need a 55mm IR/Cut filter for my Canon f1.2/50 ~ who makes one that does'nt damage on hit the bowed out front element?
Hi Tom,
This particular 35mm lens was not mine but was sent to me like most 35mm-40mm that I used side by side. The results surprised many, and I then got such a lens a few years later.

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Well, I just received the lens in the mail today, it is truly N.O.S. like new and luckly it's not stiff or dirty, it's ready to go!

I think this lens was a wise decision........I'm really surprised at it's size and weight, compact and very very light, I have the W-50 hood coming next week, and it still will be compact even with that on the front of the lens

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PS: The foam padding in the case is dry rotted, does anyone have a cure for that, well how to restore it, while the case is almost like new, just the foam is brittle and dried out
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Just got the W-50 hood in the mail yesterday, and now I'm working on finding a late 1960's Chrome Canon UV or Skylight filter for protection.

Also need a IR/Cut filter, been having a hard time finding a 48mm one for a reasonable price anywhere, evilbay seems to be dry right now

I found a WALZ daylight color conversion A filter, I screwed that on there for the time being..........it's rendering a sort of mild orange/sepia tones, right up my alley for the Retro stuff, but I really need a IR/cut filter soon

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HU: Canon f1.5/35 with hood and box

I have no connection to the seller ~ Here's a really nice looking F1.5/35 on evilbay

http://cgi.ebay.com/CANON-35mm-F1-5-...item2c562159f8



Those original canon lens boxes are so kool looking (wish mine still had that)

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I have no connection to the seller ~ Here's a really nice looking F1.5/35 on evilbay

http://cgi.ebay.com/CANON-35mm-F1-5-...item2c562159f8
Yeah, thanks for driving the price up. Seems you´re not interested in the lens anymore?

That said, from the samples in this thread, I dont see why one should buy a 50 year old Canon lens with potential issues (fungus, fogging, haze, mechanical problems) when one could go for a new CV 35/1.4 instead.
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Yeah, thanks for driving the price up. Seems you´re not interested in the lens anymore?

That said, from the samples in this thread, I dont see why one should buy a 50 year old Canon lens with potential issues (fungus, fogging, haze, mechanical problems) when one could go for a new CV 35/1.4 instead.
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I love this lens!!!!! I posted that as a favor to anyone here looking for one maybe and just because the Canon boxes are really kool looking

ohh and BTW the prices on this particular lens have always been higher than "normal" production numbered 35mm lenses (with less than 6,000 lenses made) that does'nt leave much left out there, if alot of people are interested in buying one. ~ it's all supply and demand and this lens has a "cult" following just like the Canon f1.5/50, the Nikkor f1.8/35 and the Summicron f2/35 ver 4.

There's quite a few of us here at RFF who buy 50 year old Canon LTM lenses ~ we like the signature and bokeh they give our work
(I personally only like the signature of the Nokton f1.2/35 and f1.5/50, so I myself would never buy a VC f1.4/35, the signature is too modern looking)
and all and all the Canon lenses I've invested in so far have been mint/near mint and they don't have any problems, I have never had to CLA anything mint I've bought that's Canon.....I personally believe in paying an extra $50 or $100 over the normal price for truly "mint" condition equipment, just saves the money you invest in a repairman for the CLA, which will more than likely cost even more then that in the long haul.

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PS: Sorry folks....still no photoshoot samples to post yet from the f1.5/35, but next weekend is the Fetishcon here in Florida and I'll have some new work to post by then. (I think I might make a whole new thread from that show, if it doesn't get deleted b/c it's too risque?)
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That one won't pry me loose from my black 35/ 2.0 and a ton of cash. Sorry, I can't get excited at all, but best wishes to someone who's just gotta have one.
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Tom, congrats on your find, it looks great!
Don't want to rain on anybody's party, but I would like to share my quite mixed experience with the lens.

It's very sharp. from the sample I had, it was clearly sharper than a canon 1.8 I could compare it to, and just a bit softer than a cron asph.
Apparently, sharpness comes to a price, and the bokeh quality can be a bit funky.
It's not small, but quite flat, which is very important in my book.
After a CLA it was really smooth and nice to use.

Now for the bads, and the reasons I sold it:
It's a "character lens" and I decided to prefer a more neutral rendering.
It flares like mad. That's a real problem. The hood is not always effective, and furthermore, it blocks the RF window on barnacks, so if you want the hood, it's an M lens.
it has a looooong throw. some like it, I don't.
Last but not least, its minimum focus distance is 1m. I find it manageable for a 50 or a longer lens, but with wides, I like to get close!

My sample was clean, and when I had the opportunity to do it, I sold it as well as my CS 35mm and got a beautiful M-hexanon (thanks Mike!) which I still didn't fully use but which suits a bit more my uses of this FL.

Now folks, wasn't that a good attempt at keeping prices under control?
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I loved this lens. The only reason I sold it is because I could not live with the 1.1m MFD.
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Well, today I found a vintage Kenko 48mm UV filter NIB for $10, now the lens is covered, still looking for a IR/cut filter then lateron to replace this one

Hopefully shooting my assistant Emily tomorrow afternoon/evening with the f1.5 so stay tuned!

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Nice sample, it seems. But I must resist...
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That one in the UK sold for a reasonable price afterall......

http://cgi.ebay.com/CANON-35mm-F1-5-...item2c562159f8

Hope someone enjoys that one!

Seems prices have COME DOWN for this lens, so their shouldn't be any complaining ~ I paid a premium price for my lens, but it is truly like new/mint in the case (but not for long!) ~ seems that black lens rim paint on the focus ring, doesn/'t hold up well with usage, my Canon f1.2/50 is mint, like new glass, but the focus ring has little tick marks from handling now...

I have a photography convention this coming weekend and hopefully/finally the f1.5/35 will be getting put through it's paces

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Here's a quick sample of a shot from my f1.5/35, a "behind the scenes" of my photo assistant Emily using my Wetzlar M6 with the Canon f1.2/50 on it.......

It's not broken in yet, after this weekend, I should have much much more various studies and styles of work that it's been shot with

Enjoy!

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Here are my other two Canon "Light Suckers", the 50mm F1.2 and the 85mm F1.5. I have been looking for the 35mm F1.5 (to complete my set) for several years now. Now I have won a nice one, and I can't wait.

http://cgi.ebay.com/CANON-35mm-F1-5-...item2c562159f8

I have ordered another Leicagoodies "STEER" to fit the focusing ring on my new 35mm F1.5. Notice that I have them on the 50mm and 85mm, and they help quite a bit in terms of handling the focus ring on these big lenses.

I'll need a Canon Slimline original filter, to finish it off. It might vignette without the thin filter (on film) I don't have an M8.
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Here are my other two Canon "Light Suckers", the 50mm F1.2 and the 85mm F1.5. I have been looking for the 35mm F1.5 (to complete my set) for several years now. Now I have won a nice one, and I can't wait.

http://cgi.ebay.com/CANON-35mm-F1-5-...item2c562159f8

I have ordered another Leicagoodies "STEER" to fit the focusing ring on my new 35mm F1.5. Notice that I have them on the 50mm and 85mm, and they help quite a bit in terms of handling the focus ring on these big lenses.

I'll need a Canon Slimline original filter, to finish it off. It might vignette without the thin filter (on film) I don't have an M8.
aHH that STEER looks like a helpful little device, wish'd I'd known about that when I acquired my f1.2/50 it would have saved alot on the focus ring wear too.

I like that idea of the SPINS too, the pinhole adapters, would like to try them on my M8 ~ overall that's a pretty helpful website for Leica M owners

http://www.leicagoodies.com/

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I use a STEER on a 75/1.4 Lux. It is very useful.
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Here's a quick sample of a shot from my f1.5/35, a "behind the scenes" of my photo assistant Emily using my Wetzlar M6 with the Canon f1.2/50 on it.......

It's not broken in yet, after this weekend, I should have much much more various studies and styles of work that it's been shot with

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Does anybody know how difficult it would be to remove the infinity stop on the Canon 35mm F1.5? From the photos, it looks like, from the rear it might be fairly-easily removable? And if I want to, reinstall it without any damage?
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The infinity assembly can be easily removed. It consist of 3 parts, namely the knob, a spring and a retaining pin/screw. Don't lose the spring. And remember to add a bit of nail polish to the pin/screw before reinstalling and tighten.

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Seems these lenses are getting to be popular

I shot a few hundred pix this past weekend with mine and I'm very satisfied with the results, a very "classic" look out of the lens, especially working with the Leica M8.

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Woo-Hoo! Look What Just Arrived.

It's Mint. Glass like new. Smooth as Silk Focus. Took about five minutes to remove the infinity button (Good One About the SPRING Benny I almost missed it!) and modify the STEER to fit around the remaining knob. It looks -perfect- .

I love my new lens. I am totally stoked. Here M2 checks it out:
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Nokton48 -- better solution to the infinity lock is to glue a bit of wood or plastic into the latch on the mount. Then when your widow sells the lens, it still has the infinity lock if the next buyer wants it.

Or maybe you can just put it together with the spring on the wrong side? Or put a little sleeve around the post...
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Here's one more pix, the 48mm original Canon Slimline filter does work work much better than a Hoya, the hood fits tighter, and I presume, no vignetting stopped-down. I have experienced vignetting with other Canon lenses, they seem to be designed to work best with their own filters. Certainly works better for me, and I've got a bunch of them arriving (hopefully today).

Meanwhile, here's another auction I just found for another 35mm F1.5:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-M-Canon-1-...t=Film_Cameras

And here's how my new lens looks on M4-2 (been test shooting this morning):
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Meanwhile, here's another auction I just found for another 35mm F1.5:

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$1500 for a trash. Ha ha.
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The STEER won't fit properly, unless I remove part of the infinity lock.
I'm not a fan of taking the IL off of lenses.....so I think I'll pass on buying one of those STEER thingymebob's if that's the only way to install them :/

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Meanwhile, here's another auction I just found for another 35mm F1.5:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-M-Canon-1-...t=Film_Cameras
Well, after seeing that example I feel much better now knowing I spent that extra $150 to get something that was mint/new in case ~ but, as I've always observed Canon RF prices have always been higher in Europe as anyplace else, especially central Europe.....

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I'll need a Canon Slimline original filter, to finish it off. It might vignette without the thin filter (on film) I don't have an M8.
I remember something else about this lens:
when a filter is mounted (I had a regular UV Hoya 48mm), the only way to put the hood on is to clamp it on the filter.
But then, IIRC, the hood vignets.
You may want to check this carefully before shooting somthing important.
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Both copies of the 35/1.5 I had vignetted at all apertures. The edge of the frame even at f/8 still had black tips in the corners. I liked it because I could always tell what shots I used the lens on. This was of course on full-frame.
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I think I'll pass on buying one of those STEER thingymebob's if that's the only way to install them :/

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Yes after studying it a bit, you have to remove the infinity lock to install the STEER, I don't see a way around that. But after seeing how that goes together, that dosen't phase me at all, I'll just carefully put everything back together, if I decide I want to reconfigure and change everything. I have STEERS on my Canon big lenses and I think it improves the handling for me. I'm quite used to the handling, I think it's much improved, especially when I'm operating in the dark, by touch only.

Like my other Canon lightsuckers, I see this as a lens to use mostly wide-open. At times I might reach for something else, for a different effect. Looking back at the lovely photos in this thread, I'm sure I made the right decision to buy it.
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My STEER has an opening in it. I opened it up,placed it around the lens, and it locked in.
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My STEER is not completely one piece. I opened it, placed it around the lens, and that was it.
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Yes after studying it a bit, you have to remove the infinity lock to install the STEER, I don't see a way around that. But after seeing how that goes together, that dosen't phase me at all, I'll just carefully put everything back together, if I decide I want to reconfigure and change everything. I have STEERS on my Canon big lenses and I think it improves the handling for me. I'm quite used to the handling, I think it's much improved, especially when I'm operating in the dark, by touch only.

Like my other Canon lightsuckers, I see this as a lens to use mostly wide-open. At times I might reach for something else, for a different effect. Looking back at the lovely photos in this thread, I'm sure I made the right decision to buy it.
See I have two left hands when it comes down to anything that involves work, so I'd be worried about causing more damage than good, also I don't want to take anything off of a lens, in case I'd have to sell it......

I would really like to use those STEER rings on both my f1.2 and f1.5 b/c I think they would work a little faster and also save the paint on the lens, but not if I have to take peices off the lens to make them work :/

But after this weekend, this lens has proven to me, along with the Canon f1.2/50 that it's a KEEPER and it's one of the two ULTIMATE fast vintage lenses for shooting PiNuPS and getting that vintage 1960's "girlie" magazine look

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I remember something else about this lens:
when a filter is mounted (I had a regular UV Hoya 48mm), the only way to put the hood on is to clamp it on the filter.
But then, IIRC, the hood vignets.
You may want to check this carefully before shooting somthing important.
I have a thin 1960's Kenko UV on the lens now and it's fine, yes, you do have to steady the W-50 hood a bit before clamping/screwing it down, but it doesn't vignette at full bore when shooting on the M8

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Yes that was the same experience I had with the 35mm F2 Canon. It vignettes on film (If you use an M8 the image is probably OK because of the crop factor). That is why I buy the original Canon Slimline filters. They made them for a reason.

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I remember something else about this lens:
when a filter is mounted (I had a regular UV Hoya 48mm), the only way to put the hood on is to clamp it on the filter.
But then, IIRC, the hood vignets.
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