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9 unbelievable camera lenses that actually exist.

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by bilzmale, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    On the Popular Photography website.
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  2. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 2, 2010
    My favourite is the Nikon 6mm F/2.8 Fisheye. A snip at $34,000.
    Stand behind that and you'll have Torchwood on your case! (For UK readers)
  3. monkey66

    monkey66 New to Mu-43

    May 24, 2010
    Great article ...might need a bigger kit bag :) 
  4. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    photoarsenal has the 6mm nikkor.... got 27.000 Euro laying around?
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Cool article! I've owned one of those lenses, the Canon 50/0.95 (on a Canon 7). Not an easy lens to focus wide open, but it can see in the dark. A couple low light (~1/20s, f/0.95, XP2 rated at ISO 800) samples:

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  6. iGonzoid

    iGonzoid Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 6, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Regarding Amin's beautiful examples of his Canon 50mm f0.95 —*are these shot on the Canon RF? I always craved one of these for my M3. I am now considering the Voiglander 25mm f0.95 for use on my EP-2.
  7. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    The 25/0.95 seems like a bargain compared to everything else with that aperture
  8. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    I have the 50/0.95 for the Canon 7, and it is amazing for a 50 year old lens.

    But with the price they go for, and the cost to convert to a Leica M3: Buy the Cosina/Voigtlander 50/1.1 Nokton instead. It is sharper wide-open, uses 58mm filters rather than 72mm filters, obstructs much less of the viewfinder. These days, the Canon with the cost of conversion runs $2000 and more. I paid $200 for mine when things were sane a few years ago. The Nokton at ~$1000 is a bargain.

    Some test pictures with the Nokton on the M8:

    If you've read Ken Rockwell's review of the 50/1.1 Nokton on the M9: Ha. The Nokton comes out of the box optimized for film. Should be fine on an M3. For digital- I built up the cam by 0.05mm for the M8. Focus is spot-on.
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