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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:53 pm    Post subject: Canon LTM 1.8/35 Reply with quote

the Canon LTM 1.8/38:

Marketed May 1957
Original Price 32,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 4
Lens Construction (element) 7
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 1
Maximum Magnification (x) --
Filter Diameter (mm) 40
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 48 x 28.2
Weight (g) 125

Source: http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/lens/s/data/19-35/s_35_18.html

a very small lens:


Canon LTM f1.8 35mm
by Andreas, on Flickr

mounted on a Canon P


Canon P with f1.8/35mm
by Andreas, on Flickr

a few samples taken on Ricoh GXR M

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by Andreas, on Flickr


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by Andreas, on Flickr


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by Andreas, on Flickr


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by Andreas, on Flickr


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by Andreas, on Flickr

on Sony NEX5n

Untitled
by Andreas, on Flickr


citybus
by Andreas, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it, looks very sharp Very Happy

It the girl with the red motorcycle a wide open shot?


PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant!

Yes, with which camera were the first several shots taken?

Sorry, I couldn't help but notice the interesting blend of old and new tech on that motorcycle. It has very modern body work, but a drum front brake. I haven't seen a new bike with a drum front brake in several decades. They're all disk now.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great results , what else Smile these lenses are excellent and you are great photographer.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great indeed and gtreat shots!


PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro wrote:
I like it, looks very sharp Very Happy

It the girl with the red motorcycle a wide open shot?


definitely sharp! I believe that the girl had been taken wide open, looking at the highlights near the left border I'd think so.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cooltouch wrote:
Brilliant!

Yes, with which camera were the first several shots taken?

Sorry, I couldn't help but notice the interesting blend of old and new tech on that motorcycle. It has very modern body work, but a drum front brake. I haven't seen a new bike with a drum front brake in several decades. They're all disk now.


oh, the first 5 pics had been taken with Ricoh GXR M ( it also says so )

Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as locals say, is the motorcycle capital of the world, check it out: https://www.google.at/search?q=traffic+ho+chi+minh+city&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CC8QsARqFQoTCPakwvuI-8YCFYZbFAod7cgMGg&biw=1536&bih=731

Most are made by international brands but manufactured in Vietnam and the basic models sell very cheaply. The red one seen in the background is a 'Honda Wave', a rather basic model which, in basic configuration, comes with drum brakes. Actually I had bought exactly that model for myself, only had cost abt. 800 usd new, disc brakes would have cost me abut 100 usd extra: http://www.honda.com.vn/vn/xe-may/san-pham/wave-alpha/
the most basic model is the Honda Dream that comes with drum brakes too: http://www.honda.com.vn/vn/xe-may/san-pham/super-dream-2013/
all more expensive models come with disc brakes.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Great results , what else Smile these lenses are excellent and you are great photographer.


haha, thank you Attila! The Canon LTM 35mm all are very good lenses!


PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
Great indeed and gtreat shots!


thank you Klaus!


PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx for answers, great! How about spherical aberration (blooming), is there any wide open around highlights? Very Happy


PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro wrote:
Thx for answers, great! How about spherical aberration (blooming), is there any wide open around highlights? Very Happy


I'd say there is some but considering the vintage of the lens not all that much. E.g. look at the handphone and white shirt of the man sitting in the front row of the bus in the last pic, condition is quite extreme though.

typical for a lens from the 50s and 60s, the period Canon RF lenses were made, it sure struggles with strong sun light of the tropics, e.g.


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by Andreas, on Flickr

samples with electrical lights


me, my house, my cat and bicycle
by Andreas, on Flickr


Canon LTM 1.8/35 wide open
by Andreas, on Flickr


PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice samples! Lens is beautiful..


PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannot more than agree with Pierre! Wink


PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you Pierre and Klaus!

This lens is lovely, so small but handling well and I like the images it gives.
I used to use Takumars, great lenses, but I prefer small cameras and since I am using mirrorless...


S-M-C Takumar f2/35mm and Canon LTM f1.8/35mm with their respective Sony E mount adapters
by Andreas, on Flickr


PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That`s a huge difference Very Happy


PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro wrote:
That`s a huge difference Very Happy


right, and the 2/35 Takumar, for a vintage 2/35 SLR lens, is rather small

yesterday a friend of mine visited with his Sony A7. He took wide open test pics with both Canon LTM 1.8 and 2/35, just inside the room I am staying ( due to respect of the owner of the place I won't show the images publicly). Both impressed, for their very small physical size, with very little vignetting even wide open. Specially the f2 impressed with corner sharpness and lack of distortion, the f1.8 fared well in both aspects too but does trail the f2. The difference of handling electrical lights, lights from a window and of contrast was quite decisive, the 1.8 sure shows it's age and quite some blooming while the f2 fared rather well, might not be much behind a modern lens.


PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice lens and pictures, especially with Ricoh GXR


PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice portraits Andreas,
The girl is very cute Smile


PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got one too. The nice pastel colors made me interested in this lens Very Happy


PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you Sergey and Stefan Smile
congrats Lars! very much looking forward pics from you, specially used on Sony mirrorless FF!
cheers, andreas