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Sep 15, 2008 12:02 |  #46

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Manual focus with a proper lens (i.e, a real focus ring, not the crap that's on 95% of AF lenses) is quite enjoyable. Since I have gotten into older, high quality MF primes, I love manually focusing them. I feel a connection with the subject, and it actually improves my photography. I enjoy the process. Also, the fact that I can get L-prime image quality from lenses a fraction of the cost. I do have a split prism focus screen in my 30D, which makes manual focus a lot easier too.

Good point here with the MF. You really need a replacement screen instead of the stock Canon one and having a ring with the proper size and throw meant for manual focusing makes a huge difference.


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Sep 15, 2008 12:05 |  #47

Well, I don't own the planar f/1.4, but my f/1.7 is superior to the Canon.

Here are some 100% crops (Takumar 50 f/1.4 also here):

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Sep 15, 2008 12:09 |  #48

The $60 Takumar embarasses both of them to my eyes; the resolution at 1.4 is excellent as is the contrast at f/2.

I wanted to buy the Sigma 50 / 1.4 but I couldn't justify trying to beat my Takumars when I'm fine MF'ing them.


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Sep 15, 2008 12:19 |  #49

Jman13 wrote in post #6310710 (external link)
Well, I don't own the planar f/1.4, but my f/1.7 is superior to the Canon.

Here are some 100% crops (Takumar 50 f/1.4 also here):

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Sep 15, 2008 12:27 |  #50

Do you have to dremel the mount to get the Takumar onto an EOS camera? For how cheap those things are it would be great to pick one up at some point.

It would be nice if Zeiss could make those into autofocus lenses. The glass is untouchable but I could never justify spending so much money on something with so much less usability.


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Sep 15, 2008 12:28 |  #51

I bought 4 Takumars around 50mm from eBay. One did not fit, two are great (50mm f/1.4 and 1.8 ), one is fantastic (55mm f/2).

Don't just search eBay for the lenses, also search for Pentax and Spotmatic cameras that often had them attached. Most bidders don't look at the cameras just to get the lens but it can be cheaper than a bidding war on a SMC 50/1.4.


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Sep 15, 2008 13:40 |  #52

TheHoff wrote in post #6310842 (external link)
I bought 4 Takumars around 50mm from eBay. One did not fit, two are great (50mm f/1.4 and 1.8 ), one is fantastic (55mm f/2).

Don't just search eBay for the lenses, also search for Pentax and Spotmatic cameras that often had them attached. Most bidders don't look at the cameras just to get the lens but it can be cheaper than a bidding war on a SMC 50/1.4.

Yup, picked up a nice Tak 28mm 3.5 (with the correct hood) and an Olympus OM 28mm 2.8 this way :D


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Sep 15, 2008 14:02 |  #53

Jman13 wrote in post #6309036 (external link)
The 50 f/1.4 is vastly optically superior to Canon's own 50 f/1.4, and probably even a bit better than the 50L, for only a couple hundred more than the Canon 50 f/1.4.

vastly optically superior? From what I have seen and read, this is not true from wide open to f2.8.




  
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Sep 15, 2008 17:34 |  #54

New EF Mount Carl Zeiss ZE Lenses!

These are probably going to be so ungodly expensive that they will make Ls look like welfare lenses but ... http://www.zeiss.com/c​ln (external link)

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Sep 15, 2008 17:43 |  #55

Rick Anderson wrote in post #6312675 (external link)
These are probably going to be so ungodly expensive that they will make Ls look like welfare lenses but ... http://www.zeiss.com/c​ln (external link)

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yeah, we had a few of these threads today :P i think the 50 is around 500$ and the 85 is around 1k$... thats not TOO horrible...


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Sep 15, 2008 17:44 as a reply to  @ Rick Anderson's post |  #56

Recommended retail price of both lenses:
Planar T* 1,4/50 ZE 579 euros (incl. 19% German VAT)
Planar T* 1,4/85 ZE 999 euros (incl. 19% German VAT)

From the site....not too bad, considering things usually are a little below retail. Cant wait to see results! I really hope they add something in the 30mm range.....


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Sep 15, 2008 17:49 as a reply to  @ Rick Anderson's post |  #57

Sure to sink Sigma's new $500 50mm f/1.4.



  
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Sep 15, 2008 17:53 |  #58

jr_senator wrote in post #6312716 (external link)
Sure to sink Sigma's new $500 50mm f/1.4.

Aren't these Manual Focus only?


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Sep 15, 2008 17:55 |  #59

twoshadows wrote in post #6312732 (external link)
Aren't these Manual Focus only?


Yeah, they are only manual focus, but the "confirmation points" still work.


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Sep 15, 2008 17:56 as a reply to  @ Rick Anderson's post |  #60

These don't have auto focus, so I suspect they'll only appeal to a minority...


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