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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: CANON 50/1.2 L Reply with quote

Here is bunch of sample shots by Canon 50/1.2 L, it is a bit long.
I hope you will enjoy it. All with M8

@f1.2 you can see some "coma", generally not bad atl all

@f1.2 not a good shot, colour is off, I use Old Canonet's hood for this lens

@f5.6 enough sharpness, colour is accurate

@f1.2 or f1.4 not remember, I like to shoot at dusk (I like this shot Very Happy)

@f5.6 or 8 (most likely 5.6, since I seldom close down to f8 ), hardly any distortion

@f5.6 Massey Hall (you know famous live recording was done here, if you are a jazz fan
see this > http://www.musthear.com/reviews/masseyhall.html)
This shot is not too sharp, the lens was slightly off at infinity, later I adjusted.

@f5.6 this theatre is owned by CANON CO. LTD (not a good shot, M8's frame is off)

@f1.2 it is fiarly sharp at least in centre, bokeh is smooth

@f5.6 it can shoot a hard stuff too Very Happy

@f1.2 bokeh and some highlight

@f1.2 and much smoother bokeh

@f4 tonality is not bad at all (less contrast scene, misty and early morning)

@f1.2 worst case, a hint of swirling (old lens used to have this) bokeh

My conclusion: if you find one, get one (if you like RF shooting)
You can find it ~$200 at eBay, maybe less at local camera shops?

One day I will put up "how to fix front/rear focus problem" in this forum.
So do not hesitate to get one. Very Happy Very Happy
Good luck.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful shots Koji
I really like the first one it is quite charming.
The swirly bokeh I also like and find it refreshing and useful at times.
The performance from this lens is quite nice.
When you posted the comparison with the Hexar lens the other day I was confused.
For some reason I thought it was the Reflex version Canon 1.2/50 L Embarassed
Thankyou for posting this .
My deigns on the much more expensive Hexar lens are evaporating Cool

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree, wonderful shots! Gives a convincing argument to go after a Canon 7
or Canon P, or Andy's Epson RD1. A Leica M8 for some is but a dream. Wink

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Koji is this lens like yours?

Click here to see on Ebay

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Andy.

BUT, the price is totally different. One of reasons is that includes
a genuine hood, which is rare and fetches $250 a new one. Shocked

The lens is rather fat and short (maybe the same thing).
If you don't mind slower one, 50/1.4L is good. 50/1.8L is
nice and cute (KAWAII in a new world wide fashionable word).
50/1.8L is very sharp and probably matches well with micro 4/3
body in future, though FoV becomes that of 100mm lens. Confused

Those 50/0.95, 50/1.2, 50/1.4, and 50/1.8 are all good in their own ways,
any one of them makes you happy. Their construction is identical, very simple
and sturdy.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great samples! and in about every situation possible
that looks a superb lens, samples at 1.2 are impressive