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Sharp 50s wide open

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Superstriker#8, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 24, 2013
    Are there any legacy ~50mms which are sharp wide open or 1 stop down?
     
  2. Boira

    Boira Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 12, 2013
    Barcelona
    Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 and f1.8
     
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  3. Slim

    Slim Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2013
    Does a 45mm count? Contax G 45mm Planar
     
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  4. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 24, 2013
    Yep, 45mm counts.
     
  5. rex87

    rex87 Mu-43 Regular

    192
    Jun 21, 2011
    winnipeg, mb
    50mm 1.4 super takumar
     
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  6. McBob

    McBob Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 22, 2012
    Leica Summicron-R and Summilux-R

    Vivitar 50/1.7
     
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  7. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 3, 2013
    India
    Ramesh
    Zenitar 50mm 1.7
     
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  8. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 25, 2010
    UK
    Graeme
    Someone compared a bunch of them a while ago and posted the results HERE (the samples start at the bottom of the first page).
     
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  9. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam
    I like my canon nfd 50mm f1.4. Sharp wide open with very little spherical aberration. Chromatic aberration is nicely controlled as well.

    I stopped looking into other nifty-fifties when I got it.

    I should say, there is quiet a bit of sample variation among these old lenses. So while these discussions give an idea of whats good out there, alot of it is luck.
     
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  10. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hasse
    Wide open at what max aperture? f1.2, f2.8?
     
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  11. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 9, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    How about some pix to support the endorsements?!?

    Many thanks!
     
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  12. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 24, 2013
    Anywhere from f1.8-f2
     
  13. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 24, 2013
    How about the minolta 45mm f2?
     
  14. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Olympus OM 50mm @ F1.4 on GX7

    P8650134.

    P8650136.