1. Blooper7206

    Manual Lens Out with my Pentax K5 & a Pentax 50mm f1.7

    Took out my K5 with a Pentax 50mm f1.7, a real test of my 65 yr old short-sighted eyes and my manual focusing skills. I leave you all to judge ha ha!
  2. M

    Sony Sony A7 IV, Sigma 40mm or 50mm?

    I need some advice. For the purposes of photographing old books/documents of size 58cm x 48cm and 83cm x 58cm, I need to choose one of these two lenses that I would use on the Sony A7 IV: 1. Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art 2. Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG DN Art I can only choose between those two lenses...
  3. AndyH44

    Completed For Sale: Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G Lens *LNIB* $129 | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price 129 Item Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G Lens LNIB My Location USA Picture File(s) attached Description Purchased as a gift but only used once, this lens comes complete as shown with original caps, hood, unopened pouch, manual, and clear warranty slip. CA$H, USPMO...
  4. AndyH44

    Completed SOLD: Nikon Z7 +Extras | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price 1165 Item Nikon Z7 +Extras My Location USA Picture File(s) attached Description: Price: $1165 for Z7 Z 50 f1.8 S Lens is SOLD! Payment method: CA$H, USPMO, Zelle®, or PP (fees on Buyer) CONUS Insured Shipping Included for Entire Package! All in Excellent...
  5. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f1.8 D

    Back to square one with this lens. My very first Nikkor lens. It's nice to have it once again.
  6. phigmov

    Pentax Peta Pixel review of the 'new' Pentax FA 50mm f1.4

    I've got the old/original FA 50mm f1.4 and really like the results out of it. Interesting to see Pentax reboot the lens with the same look/feel/size... (wonder if this has anything to do with the rumoured film camera or if they just want to milk some older designs? maybe they stumbled across...
  7. Ghostbuggy

    Fuji Showcase Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1.2

    The Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f1.2 arrived two days ago, however due to bad weather I haven't really had the opportunity to take it outside. Just like the other Voigtländer lenses, this one comes with electrical contacts and communicates with most (modern) Fujifilm X cameras, there are some...
  8. B

    Leica Leica M9p and Canon 50mm f1.5 LTM Sonnar

    Took the combo out this weekend to check out the Canon lens for some people shots in all natural light. All shot at f2. Shooting with the sun just outside the frame -- no hood. L1007591 1 by Brusby, on Flickr Moving the sun just a bit farther out of the frame to remove the natural flare...
  9. MountainMan79

    Leica Showcase TTartisan 50mm f/1.4 ASPH

    Some of the first shots off my new M10-P with this lens. SOOC. First shot was rotated slightly to get it level. Wide open. It should be noted, although this lens shipped with the usual screw and chart for making adjustments, absolutely none were needed.
  10. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Pentax SMC Pentax-M 50mm f 2

    I am starting to quite like this little lens: Decently sharp little lens. I do like the colours, quite vibrant but not oversaturated. Using a close-up filter makes the magnification more workable and the centre sharpness is still good. At anything less than wide open the aperture...
  11. Brian

    Nikon Showcase AF-Nikkor 50mm F1.4

    This is the original version of the Autofocus AF-Nikkor 50mm F1.4, came out with the N2020. This one is near mint. Someone must not have liked it, I literally dug it out of a Trash Can almost 30 years ago. I like it. I used it on the N8008, now use it on the Nikon Df. Some older shots on the...
  12. Brian

    Leica Showcase TTArtisans 50mm F0.95

    Resistance is Futile. I like fast lenses. This one was $550 from Popflash, one of the best camera dealers in the country. I've bought and sold on consignment through them. This is the "Titanium" finish version, which has a 62mm filter ring- as opposed to the 67mm filter of the standard lens...
  13. Leica43

    Leica Showcase Light Lens Lab 50mm f2 ELCAN

    I recently acquired this lens (black finish) complete with LLL 39mm UV filter and screw in lens hood. Can’t consider the original which seems to attract US$30k at the moment. Took it out for an initial shoot late yesterday.
  14. William Lewis

    Nikon Showcase PreAI 50mm f/1.4 D7100

    Took her out today in the sunlight on the way to work with the 50 mounted to look at a couple of my usual suspects. The crop effect to a 75mm FOV was quite interesting to me.
  15. gryphon1911

    My Gear A Week Challenge - Week 9 - Leica M Typ 240 - Zeiss Planar 50mm f/2 and Biogon 35mm f/2.8

    I think I have things sorted with this kit, so will be shooting exclusively with it for this week and with the Zeiss pair of lenses. I'm also experimenting with the in camera JPG settings so shooting DNG+JPG - and this week will sick with the B&W settings for that as well. A bit of cross...
  16. MountainMan79

    Canon Showcase Canon RF 50mm f/1.2

    Let’s get another one going for this statement piece of a lens. Just arrived today, so much more to come! I had to remove the filter, as something I’ve never experienced occurred while testing out sunstars (which are gorgeous on this lens). I had a large rainbow circle appear in all the shots...
  17. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f1.4 D

    Another Ebay purchase. This time MINT! Almost factory condition. I wish I had a D700 for this lens. I think it would show the character of the lens better than my D90.
  18. rayvonn

    Leica Lens Light Lab

    Lens Light Lab (LLL) is a Chinese company which makes copies of old classic Leica lenses, the type which cost the price of a house in certain parts of the UK. And by all accounts, these copies seem to be of a superb quality, not only in appearance to the originals, but more importantly...
  19. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony Sony FE 50mm f 1.8

    This is my very first experience with my brand new Sony FE 50mm f 1.8. It was not my first or second choice as a lens, but I had the chance to buy it without affecting me financially right now (finally was in stock on Argos with 6 months pay later interest-free). I picked it up yesterday from...
  20. Simonix

    Micro 4/3 Kamlan 50mm f1.1 mk2, for some fun with the PenF…

    Picked up a very cheap copy of this lens on the bay of E the other day. It is hefty lens (heavier than a 12-40 2.8 pro!), with a massive slab of glass in there (62mm filter thread). It has some technical downsides, such as flare, glowing, purple fringing & it’s quite soft wide open (to be...
  21. Tili

    Fuji Showcase TTArtisan 50mm f1.2 X-Mount

    Ignore the exif 23mm, it's wrong. f1.2 f1.2 f8 Lovely, sturdy lens. Super affordable. It's quickly becoming one of my favorites.
  22. Brian

    Leica Showcase Voigtlander 50mm F1 Nokton

    The new Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1 uses aspherical optics, floating element, and special glass. Focus is spot-on throughout the entire range with my M9, and accurate at the tested apertures of F1, F1.4, F2, F2.8, and F4. FULL RESOLUTION SHOTS: Nokton 50mm F1.0 Test Shots, have to put up my...
  23. Coksic

    Pentax Pentax SMC-M 50mm 1.7

    Somehow, I thought, I have already done a review of this lens.. It was a lens that made me a Pentaxian - for life! That would be my ''review''...
  24. Brian

    Leica Showcase Voigtlander 50mm F1.2 Nokton Aspheric

    I picked this lens up a couple of months ago, have been using it on my Leica M9. Work has been "extremely busy", and taking some breaks while my Daughter is out of school. This lens is fast, relatively compact, sharp, contrasty, and focuses to 0.7m. It uses 52mm filters. About the same size and...
  25. rayvonn

    Manual Lens Zuiko Macro 50mm F3.5

    I recently came across this lens so am placing a reference point for it in case anyone in future searches it in the lenses section. Definitely recommended. I have a much larger DLSR 100mm macro lens which is better when it comes to strictly macro but in terms of overall rendering, this cheapie...
  26. Brian

    Leica Voigtlander 50mm F1.0 PRE-ORDERs now being taken

    https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-leica-mount-lenses/voigtlander-50mm-f/1.0-leica-m-nokton-asph/ Cameraquest is taking orders. I bought my 50/1.1 Nokton, 35/1.2 Nokton v1, 50/1.5 Nokton v3, 50/2 APO-Lanthar, and 50/1.2 Nokton from Cameraquest- so have direct experience. Aspheric optics...
  27. Bobby T

    Fuji My thoughts on the 50mm f1.0

    I've had the 50mm 1.0 a little over a week now. Which happened to be a week I was off of work. So I got to shoot with the 50 1.0 quite a bit. While there are a ton of reviews out there. I know we like to hear about gear from the people we know when they have it. Build quality is very solid...
  28. Bobby T

    Fuji Showcase Fuji 50mm f1.0 WR

    him being a zombie
  29. Brian

    Leica Showcase Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 50mm F2, M-Mount

    This lens is amazing. You will not need a better-corrected lens than this. Unless you shoot UV. Then you need the lens on the Right. When received, I noted the overall size was about the same as my Pentax 85/4.5 Ultra-Achromatic-Takumar (UAT). The latter is 50 years old, maybe 40 lenses known...
  30. Brian

    Leica New Voigtlander/Cosina 50mm F2 APO Lanthar in M-Mount announced.

    Okay, Voigtlander is just knocking them out of the park these days. https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-leica-mount-lenses/voigtlander-50mm-f/2-apo-lanthar-aspherical-m/ No sooner than the V2 M-Mount 50/1.5 Nokton comes out, they do this to me... 50mm F2 APO lens, floating element, 4...
  31. Brian

    Leica Showcase Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 M-Mount, v2- October 2020 version

    Nickel and Black finish, 43mm filter thread, compact design- reminded me of a Bertele lens from the 1930s. This lens is compact. It looks to be an Asymmetric design, meaning the front section is probably a loner focal length than the rear. This allows the two sections to be brought close...
  32. Jonathan F/2

    Leica TTArtisan to announce a 50mm f/1.4 M-mount lens!

    New TTartisan 50mm f/1.4 lens for Leica M-mount to be announced on Friday (pre-orders now open) - Leica Rumors I was looking at the TTArtisan 50mm f/.95 or re-buying the 7Artisan 50mm f/1.1, but this looks like it hits the sweet spot of performance, size and price (retailing for $370 USD)...
  33. Bobby T

    Fuji 50mm f1 available for preorder

    It’s now available for preorder at all of your favorite places to get gear from. Priced at $1499.95. As one would expect from a lens at that price, the performance looks like it lives up to the hype...
  34. rayvonn

    Leica Summilux 50mm F1.4 Version 2

    Anyone got this lens? It's the one from mid 60s to the early 2000s (pre asph). If so, any thoughts?
  35. rflove

    Leica Showcase CL with 50mm Summilux? It's not to be done carelessly...

    So I thought that the 50mm f1.4 'Lux would be an eminently good choice for casual shooting with the CL..... Not so fast, I went out yesterday for a walk with it and upon returning dowloaded the images into the computer with LR. I did not get many keepers. Sadly, the shots I really wanted to keep...
  36. sh0wtime

    Nikon Walk around with D3 & old 50mm f/1.8D

    My D3 hasn't been out of the bag in way too long so it came out for a walk today. Traditionally i've never liked 50mm, find it a really boring/stifling FL so i made myself use it today just because it's small & unloved lol Remembered how much my D3 loves Red when i looked at the flower shot but...
  37. rflove

    Leica Showcase Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro FD with CL

    Here are some images taken with the CL and a Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro FD. None are cropped. Nice cheap alternative for macro with the CL. BTW, does anyone know what that first token with the angel might be for?
  38. rflove

    Leica Showcase Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro FD images

    Here are some images taken with the CL and a Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro FD. None are cropped. Nice cheap alternative for macro with the CL. The proof set of coins are encased in a plastic box. I shot em through the plastic. the token/medallion and the other coins were captured without plastic or...
  39. rflove

    Leica CL with 1:2 50mm Leitz Summicron images

    Got a few shots with the collapsible 50mm 'Cron adapted to the CL body...
  40. rflove

    Leica Showcase A walk with the M240 and a 50mm collapsible Leitz Summicron

    I've been playing withe the CL and M lenses and having no joy with the cheap Fotasy adapter, don't buy one. So I started shooting images with the same lens in the adapted CL as well as the M240. Guess what, there's nothing wrong with the lens or either camera so my wasted walk and time shooting...
  41. albertk

    Leica Close focus hack of Canon 50mm F1.4?

    I have a Canon 50mm F1.4 and it is very sharp, good focus. Great up close (has been adjusted by van Maanen Zoetermeer, nl). Now the close focus distance is 1.00 m. Not very practical, I mean, it leaves a lot to wish for. Could it be possible to 'hack' this lens and take out a bit of internal...
  42. Brian

    Leica Showcase Canon 50mm F2.2

    This is a rare lens, made from 1/1961 to 6/1961 and sold only in Japan. According to Peter Kitchingman's authoritative book, serial numbers ran from 10000 to 13381. This is the 89th lens produced, and is in beautiful condition. Glass is near perfect, focus is smooth, and there is no play in the...
  43. Brian

    Leica Showcase Canon 50mm F1.8, later Black version.

    Now I know why this lens is claimed to be the sharpest of the Canon 50's in Leica Mount. It is. The 50mm F1.8 Serenar was introduced in 1951, replaced the 50mm F1.9 Serenar. The 50/1.8 Serenar is much sharper than the older F1.9. The Black version is a new lens, even though it retains the same...
  44. Harry Cutts

    Manual Lens Canon 50mm f1.8 FD

    The walk home by Harry Cutts, on Flickr
  45. rayvonn

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Pancake-NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 AI-s

    I don't think there's a showcase for this lens which is surprising given how many copies of it were made and the fact that a large portion of members here would have either owned or currently own one. A truly wonderful lens in terms of operation and rendering.
  46. Bobby T

    Fuji 50mm 1.0 size comparison

    So far it’s not too huge to keep me from wanting. The price tag may be though. https://www.fujirumors.com/fujinon-xf-50mm-f-1-0-accurate-size-comparison-with-xf-56mm-f-1-2-and-xf-50mm-f-2/
  47. jyc860923

    Sony Showcase Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS images thread

    This was the first lens I got for my Sony system. I took this photo at the subway during peak hour, the lady wearing a speaker probably has got the easiest job, to tell people to wait for the next train, luckily we don't have those "pushers" you see in Japan or even Beijing these days. Here she is.
  48. Brian

    Leica Showcase Industar-50 Collapsible Mount 50mm F3.5

    This lens is a Tessar formula 50/3.5 in a brass mount with "very shiny Chrome". Performance compares well with the post-war 50/3.5 coated Elmar and coated Zeiss Tessar 5cm F3.5. The I-50 is the third formulation of the 50/3.5 Tessar in the Industar series, it improves on the optics of the...
  49. mike3996

    Leica 50mm woes

    I think I'm ready for a 50 mm lens for my M. The problem is of course how many options there are to choose from! Money being no obstacle, I'd probably go for Leica Summilux 50, the newest. I like focusing tabs and speed! Money being an obstacle, I'm very much drawn to the exotic Voigtländer 50...
  50. davect01


    Spent the weekend camping with a Church group. Very little sun and we got rained on, but still a lot of fun. A6000 and 50mm SEL to start with