- Jan 16, 2017
|Handevision/ Kipon||Ibelux (Mk. I)||40||0.85|
|Handevision/ Kipon||Ibelux (Mk. II)||40||0.85|
|Venus Optics||Laowa Argus||25||0.95|
|7Artisans||Firefly 25mm f/0.95||25||0.95|
|Zhongyi||Mitakon Speedmaster (Mark II)||35||0.95|
|7Artisans||APS-C 35mm f0.95||35||0.95|
|SLR Magic||Noktor Hyperprime||50||0.95|
Took meter outside and found the Olympus at base ISO 200, a f/1.0 would make the electronic or silent shutter speed of 1/32,000 sec. properly exposed in sunlight.
Now I want a Noct! But which one? Ugh!
It really depends on which focal length you're looking for.Took meter outside and found the Olympus at base ISO 200, a f/1.0 would make the electronic or silent shutter speed of 1/32,000 sec. properly exposed in sunlight.
Now I want a Noct! But which one? Ugh!
I think AF becomes difficult (and less accurate?) with extremely large apertures. I'm not aware of any sub f/1 AF lens.Wonder why none of these m43 Noct critters < f/1.0 have Auto Focus? Even that $8K Nikon 58mm Noct thing is manual focus.
Maybe they can blame any bad focus on me and not their AF?
Time for OMD to put a AF in some fast Noct lens for bragging rights. Too many Nocts out there without it. I'd put it ahead of the pack to buy if they had one. Maybe in 35-60mm range, given more bokeh effect at the extreme end.I think AF becomes difficult (and less accurate?) with extremely large apertures. I'm not aware of any sub f/1 AF lens.
This video review/ comparison of the three "cheap" Chinese 25mm f/0.95 from Richard Wong is a pretty good start:Has anyone done a review comparison of all these Nocts?
Thanks for the videos.This video review/ comparison of the three "cheap" Chinese 25mm f/0.95 from Richard Wong is a pretty good start:
Wong's comparison doesn't include the Voigtländer, though.
This is the most thorough comparison between the Zhongyi and the Voigtländer that I could find:
This guy essentially concludes (like I have) that the Voigt is not worth the size and weight penalty over the Mitakon.
I kinda liked the flare he was getting from the Laowa. I could see some creative uses for that. On the other hand, I might not like it in every situation.Thanks for the videos.
I saw the Laowa really did have a lot of vignetting in the first one. Much like my 7.5 f/2.0 does and sometimes it's a bugger to edit it out. Sharpness was nice, but that red ring flare that he liked with the Laowa I wouldn't. I can see why excessive focus rotation might be an issue too.
Yeah, it was annoying that he mentioned that incompatibility and then never expanded on it.About 50 seconds in on the second video he mentions: "There is a a caveat with the Mitakon where it does not work on about five different Olympus bodies, but it does work on the Panasonics." ??? I have four different Olympus bodies and would like to know why it doesn't work on Olympus, but it does on Panasonic. No one brought it up in the Youtube comments either.
Was looking at the 7artisans 50mm f/0.95 and it too only mentions working on Panasonic bodies: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BYH1RB...90dedb4bca0e9&language=de_DE&ref_=as_li_ss_tl
So what's the m43 body difference here?
My wife has that sort of problem with her teeth. Lots of money has gone into them! She had an implant recently - cost a bomb. Better than dying of jaw infections though ...I ended up buying the Voigt 29mm f/0.8 Noct thing. However, air is so bad outside due to wildfire smoke it hasn't seen the outside yet to see how it works at high-shutter speeds. I don''t think it is weather sealed so I'm hesitant to get ash ground into it as it's all over the car. Never thought about ash being as bad as dust or blowing sand that's more the normal in the desert.
Curious to see if I can sync it up at 1/32,000 sec. with old FP flashbulbs (i.e. A longer burn time than electronic which should cover the slow sensor scan speed of maybe 1/40 second while set to the 1/32,000 sec. high shutter speed.) using the FP bulbs as flash fill. I think it's possible with the Camera Axe thing running the sync timing.
Least it was cheaper than my $6.8K tooth implant from yesterday where some old crown chipped apart showing a cracked lengthwise molar. Damn teeth bills! Cash only! Dentists really got a self-propagating business model: Cavity to filling, to eventual crown, to eventual root canal which thins the tooth and yet another crown and another thinning of the tooth, which eventually leads to to a severely cracked tooth being made so thin and a root abscess, leading to a costly implant. So much for bi-annual checkups and cleanings for 40-50 years. Grrrr!!! /rant