Showcase Canon 55mm f/1.2 FL

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by aria, May 23, 2011.

  1. aria

    aria Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 9, 2010
    Rome, Italy
    Hi. some pictures with my 55/1.2. some examples and a flickr gallery

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tokaplanet/5750246403/" title="piano by stefano aria, on Flickr">"640" height="480" alt="piano"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tokaplanet/5750245029/" title="iaido by stefano aria, on Flickr">"640" height="640" alt="iaido"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tokaplanet/5750788964/" title="piano by stefano aria, on Flickr">"640" height="480" alt="piano"></a>

    my Canon 55 flickr set/
     
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  2. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta
    I picked one of these up off of eBay for a good price. For being 45 years old, it looks as if it just came off the assembly line. The glass is flawless; there isn't even dust inside. Easily the best condition lens that I've ever gotten off of eBay.

    Didn't have the opportunity to take it out anywhere today, so when in doubt - just shoot out your window! I did these a bit after midnight in the dark:

    The first shot (at F8 for 1/1.7th of a second, ISO1000) made me happy with the sharpness. In the original full-sized image, it's quite easy to make out the office equipment in the far-off towers:
    F81.

    Stopping up the lens to f/1.2, everything goes glowy but there's still a good sense of clarity and depth:
    F121.

    The real test for me is to see what kind of bokeh it will produce at f/1.2. Moving just a little out of focus gives some lovely soap-bubbles:
    F12-little-unf.

    Moving a bit further out of focus explodes the soap bubbles. I'm quite fond of the shaping as you move out from centre to the edge:
    F12-lot-unf.

    I'm picturing this as a great wedding-reception lens where light-gathering power is always desperately needed. It will also be fun to play with anything there are lights in the background that can be unfocused behind a subject - evening Xmas parties and such.

    What I like most about this lens though is the feel when focusing it. Lots of travel, smooth as butter, and very firm and precise. As is needed with a fast lens, it really assists you to nail the focus.

    I'll be sure to add to this poor, lonely thread as I go along and see what it can do in different situations :smile:
     

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  3. dadadude

    dadadude Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 12, 2013
    San Carlos, CA
    David
    Lovely colors and bokeh. I'm on the hunt for one of these to complement my other FL lenses. The FL's just ooze class.
     
  4. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta
    From today's "hurry before what's left of autumn is covered in snow" walk :tongue:

    PA120011.

    PA120012.

    PA120014.

    PA120045.

    PA1200191.
     
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  5. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    55mm FL 1.2 coupled with E-PL5 straight OOC

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/UEGdsgs0XWI40_UrD69u9oZ-5l_CChYIw3zWf7vp0bE?feat=embedwebsite">https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_Qo-TQTfeow/Urbe6QW0-XI/AAAAAAAAM9A/bOsxIrEYdjY/s800/P1010028.JPG" height="800" width="600" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/StephenAGeis/Canon55mmF12FL?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOfY2PTfjNaX-QE&feat=embedwebsite">Canon 55mm f/1.2 FL</a></td></tr></table>

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  6. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    A series on a 1965 Corvette Stingray from Charlotte's St. Patrick's Day parade yesterday.

    All with 55mm FL 1.2 paired with E-PL5

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  7. iliyanb

    iliyanb Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 11, 2013
    Bulgaria
    Iliyan