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M8 with Canon 50mm f/0.95

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Alexander,

 

It is a very foggy country you live in. That must make it far less demanding on your glass. You save a lot of money there!

 

Yes, you should know, so i sold all my lenses and now only use Coke bottles with a Coke Bottle to M adapter, you should try is sometime, works great @ f/0.7....

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Yes, you should know, so i sold all my lenses and now only use Coke bottles with a Coke Bottle to M adapter, you should try is sometime, works great @ f/0.7....

:D:D hihi

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Yes, you should know, so i sold all my lenses and now only use Coke bottles with a Coke Bottle to M adapter, you should try is sometime, works great @ f/0.7....

Now why did I never think of that? Beats ashtrays ... especially as I do not smoke.

 

On the other hand, I use Coke only for rust removal. Guess I'll have to make do with my crappy old Summilux ASPH.

 

The old man from the Age of Glass Beer Bottles

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Here's my shots with this lens, and what i nice lens it is.... :-)

I like this lens even better than the noctilux, because it has much more charater...

 

Alexander, my compliments, your pictures are outstanding. Maybe it is the lens, but I'm sure that 80% of the merit at least goes to the photographer...

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Some of the most atrocious bokeh I have ever seen – look at those double contours! I persist in my evaluation: the world's most expensive ashtray.

 

The old man from the Age of the Canon P

 

Cliches gone wild? The boke is similar to the very desirable late 19th early 20th century soft focus lenses. Many large format photographers highly prize their unique drawing - I happen to have a pinkham & smith 18" 6 semi achromat which is full of spherical aberrations. It is my prized lens and is much more valuable than all the highly corrected lenses.

 

A sharp lens is not a better lens - its just sharper. The eye renders images similar to a softer lens.

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Here's my shots with this lens, and what i nice lens it is.... :-)

I like this lens even better than the noctilux, because it has much more charater...

 

Nice!!!!!!

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Hmmm

 

Could a 50 Nikkor 1.4 also be used on a Leica ?

 

I saw someone selling adaptors but they were just for wide angle and not rangefinder coupled

 

how about for my first lens ever, present of my Girlfriend (who become my wife,) can it be done ? is it worth it ?

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Now I want a Canon 0.95. I am pretty sure I can't afford the Leica 0.95.

 

BTW - I LOVE the bokeh. But I have to admit, I love the impressionists. I would be tempted to take pictures at 0.95 with the entire picture out of focus, just to see the photo as Monet would have drawn it. Truly a dream lens

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Anything new about availability and prices, and of course new images from let's say Alexander?

I would like to try other old lenses on my M9. Perhaps somebody has an idea what from Nikon or Canon works nice and is affordable.

Tanks in advance.

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I love that crazy busy bokeh that most people don't like. I like smooth bokeh too but this lens has character. I would rather have sharp and the Canon bokeh if I could create my own perfect lens.

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A good Dream Lens can surprise you. I've had two and one definitely was better than the other. That's the one that took these images. This one's a TV lens that's been converted. The other was a rangefinder conversion. The bokeh can be wild but it isn't always. Depends on the nature and distance of the background primarily, I think.

 

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Rod - great ! I especially like the first photograph with the unique toning!

 

I am a sucker for high speed lenses, especially for their usability in low light and the interesting side effect of unique imaging wide open.

The Canon 0.95 is one of these lenses, I am really after - a potential deal recently didn't materialize as of the involved high price due to shipping and customs fees.

 

It is one of the last lenses very high on my shopping list.

 

I think, this one pairs nicely with the new 100 f2 LTM ;-)

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Rod - great ! I especially like the first photograph with the unique toning!

 

I am a sucker for high speed lenses, especially for their usability in low light and the interesting side effect of unique imaging wide open.

The Canon 0.95 is one of these lenses, I am really after - a potential deal recently didn't materialize as of the involved high price due to shipping and customs fees.

 

It is one of the last lenses very high on my shopping list.

 

I think, this one pairs nicely with the new 100 f2 LTM ;-)

 

Thanks menos! When you find a Canon 0.95 at a price you're willing to pay, be sure you can see some good example pix made with it. As I said, one I had was not very good. They all suffer from significant field curvature but you want to have an idea what you're getting considering the prices.

 

I'm a fast lens junkie too. I shoot a lot in available dark though so it's worth it.

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Here's a couple that show the bokeh that the Dream lens is better known for. As stated by someone earlier in this thread, some hate it. That's their privilege. I like it for some things. Thankfully, it's different strokes for different folks. Otherwise, photography would be extremely boring and there would only need to be one brand of lens. Somebody else mentioned Monet like but I think of it more as Van Gogh like.

 

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Rod - thanks for the tips!

It is for the "Dream Lens" imaging, that I see this lens far, far from being just a cheaper version Noctilux - not at all!

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leica m6 - canon f0,95 50mm

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