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

Mr_Flibble

All-Pro
Location
The Lowlands
Name
Rick
I've got one of these, 2nd hand, a year ago and it's been married to my Leica M-E (type 220)

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Not a big fan of it wide-open, but no complaints at f/2.2 or smaller.
 

Brian

Product of the Fifties
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.
 

Brian

Product of the Fifties
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

All-Pro
Location
The Lowlands
Name
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

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

Brian

Product of the Fifties
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.
 

William Lewis

All-Pro
Location
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Name
William Lewis
I received my new to me copy of this lens in the mail yesterday and took a few test shots overnight and on my way home.

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9 pm, cloudy sky, out in the countryside and turned off the truck so no headlights. I can't hold all that well at 1/2 but the basic idea of enough light to be useful is there.

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Lights off overhead, plenty of light from the side


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More light from the hotel window than I thought an hour before dawn. This is going to get interesting :)

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Lights off overhead, not that you'd notice.
 

Brian

Product of the Fifties
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.
I caved in. Popflash had the TTArtisans Titanium version for $550. That is cheap- 50mm F0.95, Aspheric design and RF coupled.
I will post back on the 50/0.95 and the 90/1.5 Speedmaster- the two lenses for under $1K.
 
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