Leica Showcase 7Artisans 50mm F1.1 M-Mount lens

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
The TTartisans 50/0.95 is out, and the price ~$760 makes it very tempting to add another Super-Speed lens.
But then- I have the 7Artisans 50/1.1 and remember I bought it BECAUSE it is a Sonnar formula lens. The TTartisans lens is not. The 50/0.95 is much bigger and heavier, and less than 1/2stop faster. I made a custom vented lens hood for the 7Art 50/1.1 that lets me stick with 55mm filters, rather than the 55->58 step-up. Less viewfinder blockage that way.
 

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
Need vs "need for Speed" and interest in the optics.

I never got my Canon 50/0.95 converted to M-Mount, stays on the Canon 7. I got it for $200. Maybe when i break down and get a full-frame mirrorless, will get the Canon Breech-lock adapter for it. BUT- the Voigtlander 50/1.1 is so good, just could not see converting it. And- I found a perfect glass Canon 50/1.2 with a Canon Vt deluxe for $400. SO- I have the look of the 50/0.95 without the viewfinder blockage.

On the 50/1.1 7Art, I found a 55 filter+ 55 hood caused some vignetting. SO- I used a 55-58 step up.
I bought some 55mm clip on Olympus hoods, rubber hood. Cut the rubber off and epoxied vented hoods onto it. SO- they clip over the 55mm filter, and less VF blockage. I use this for the 7art and the Canon 50/1.2.
 

Mr_Flibble

Top Veteran
Aug 16, 2013
The Lowlands
Rick
Hmmmm. I didn't really notice any vignetting with the 55mm hood. But now I've gone back and looked at some images where I was using it ...and there it is!


Some non-hooded images






Historic Festival - House Doorn - July 2019
Leica M-E
 

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
Pictures of my Hacked-Hood, total cost ~$10.


The clamp-on filter has better clearance of the lens. An original clamp-on vented good for the Canon runs > $100 these days.
 

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