1. agentlossing

    Pentax Z-1p & FA 50mm f1.4 Fomapan 400

    Just developed another roll from the Z-1p, this time with the FA 50mm f1.4 and some Fomapan 400 shot at ISO 320 to get a bit better shadows. It's been a while since I've shot this film. I also chose a new developer for it, Kodak TMAX at 1+4. All of the chemicals and ambient temps were around 22...
  2. doobs

    Fuji Fuji XF35mm f1.4 revival

    So, On October 3rd, 2023 in my haste to get everything packed up in the car for our "move-in" to the new house, I left the bag with my X-Pro2 mounted with a XF35mm f1.4 mounted on it on the floor in the garage next to the wheel of the car. Once I was backing out, there was this noise, so I...
  3. T

    Fuji Fuji 18mm f1.4 or 23mm f1.4 LM WR- how to decide?

    To anyone who's used the Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR and the Fujifilm XF23mm F1.4 LM WR, what key factors might you consider when trying to decide which to add to one's lens collection? I guess a lot of it comes down to 18 vs. 23 focal length. Thanks!
  4. 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...
  5. Pauhana

    Micro 4/3 TTArtisan 23mm f1.4 or maybe a 25

    Been thinking of adding a lens in this range to my bag. Been reading some on 23 so know the good and bad, but it does sound interesting For days when I just want to walk around town and shoot And not carry my 12-100. Any thoughts on 23 vs 25. Anyone even using 25? Would be using on...
  6. theoldsmithy

    Micro 4/3 Showcase 7Artisans 35mm f1.4

    First photos with this lens on my E-M5.2. Inevitably at f1.4...I'll give it a bit more of a test tomorrow but the lens feels like a quality item. Solid metal construction and very smooth aperture and focus rings.
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. OldRadioGuy

    Panasonic Lumix G 12mm f1.4

    Panasonic obviously didn't make any money on this early-entry prime in MFT, but I prefer it over the smaller and much lighter Oly 12mm.
  10. pdk42

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN

    This is a nice lens. Not quite up to the Olympus 25mm f1.2 in sharpness, but as near as dammit to matter. What's more, the OOF blur is pretty close so subject isolation is similar. Here's one wide-open in awful light at ISO 6400: The Jazz Saxophonist by Paul Kaye, on Flickr And another...
  11. Brian

    Lens F1.4 and Faster, Any Focal Length, Any Mount, Any Camera.

    The Need for Speed- post your pictures shot at F1.4 and Faster. Voigtlander Asph-Nokton 50/1.2, Wide-Open on the M9. Companion thread- https://cameraderie.org/threads/wide-open-any-lens-any-focal-length-any-mount-any-camera.52932/
  12. Bobby T

    Fuji Showcase Fuji XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR

    I've only had a chance to shoot a little around the house. Hoping to get some shooting time in over the holiday weekend. So far, the 18mm 1.4 lives up to all of the hype and praise from the reviews. Ever the consummate professional model Of course there had to be chickens
  13. Coksic

    Manual Lens Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm f1.4

    A good old manual focus lens, with nice reputation. Well kept and preserved, it feels like new. Having many Helios 58mm lenses, I'm used to the focal length. On a crop sensor, it just feels right. It's fast, with 1.4 aperture, which is often challenging with focusing, because my X-E1 doesn't...
  14. mnhoj

    Fuji Viltrox 56mm F1.4

    Size and weight are nice. It sports a small-ish 52mm filter. Build feels nice and the metal barrel and hood give it an impression that it cost more or at least that it's worth the sticker. It has a click-less aperture ring. I can live with it. AF speed and accuracy seem fine. Sharpness and OOF...
  15. 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?
  16. davidzvi

    Micro 4/3 Showcase SIGMA 56mm F1.4 DC DN

    My current favorite (cat) portrait and fast mid:
  17. 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...
  18. Burkey

    Leica Showcase 7artisans 55mm f1.4 L-Mount

    I had previously purchased this lens with a Fuji mount and have enjoyed some excellent images with it. I recently purchased the same lens but with an L mount. The first copy I received was problematic and I sent it back. The second copy that arrived a couple of days ago works fine on the...
  19. Y

    Film Voigtlander R3A

    Portra 400 pushed to 1600. Voigtlander 40mm f1.4
  20. S

    Austin Texas

    Had a spare few hours after a meeting in Austin - cool place! Nikon D810 and converted Leica Summicron 50mm South Congress Austin by Shane Hicks, on Flickr Cowboy Boots by Shane Hicks, on Flickr South Congress Hotel by Shane Hicks, on Flickr D810 and Sigma 24mm 1.4 ART Docs - South...