Brian the 1st was actually my 1st shot with the lens at the dealership.. Wide Open.... The 2nd was at 5.6 with Studio strobe camera Right..
Noodlehaus, it is actually lighter than the 35 1.2... I'm picking up a Leica M6 on Monday and debating which lens to bring with me.... It only has .58 viewfinder so it will probably end up being my 28mm as the 35 is too heavy.
That is sharp wide-open. I can't beliefe some people "knock" this lens. It is probably half the weight of the Canon 50/0.95, the latter uses 72mm filters. I have the C-Mount adapter for mine, so when I add a 4/3rds camera, it will be easily adapted.
Also "Future M8 Owner", prices are way down, well under $2,500 and some under $2,000...Mine was like new, under 400 clicks, in the box, with warranty, under $2,500.
But the 50/0.95 is on the Canon 7. I've used the 50/1.2 on the M8.
Lol... I should probably remove that... I'm buying an M6 Monday... Going to play with that for a year... I want a rangefinder, and I want film.. I would be just doing the same thing with an M8 to do b&w..
This lens is fantastic! I have been enjoying the extra reach — compared with the CV 25mm f0.95 [which I love for its close-focusing ability]. But I think the 50mm f1.1 is appreciably sharper wide open. The following candid was at a benefit gig: OM-D, CV Nokton 50mm f1.1; @ f1.1, 1/60s, ISO 800.
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