Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

  1. #1
    a_summarita
    Guest

    Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

    First I want to thank cyberguru for willing to part with this awesome lens a few weeks ago. The condition is pristine, considering how old this lens is and it takes better picture than I imagined (was really worried about sharpness and contrast).

    Now I am thinking about keeping this and sell one of my 50mm Asph Summilux or Canon 50mm 0.95. :|




  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    No CA
    Posts
    795
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

    Hmmm – bokeh in the 2d shot is the strangest I've seen. But if you like it....

    Did it come from the lens itself, or from sharpening the file?

    Kirk
    Last edited by thompsonkirk; 16th September 2010 at 19:39.

  3. #3
    a_summarita
    Guest

    Re: Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

    lens itself. the bokeh is indeed pretty wild (I've heard Canon F0.95 is even wilder)

    Still need to take more shots to find a sweet utilization spot for this lens. Definitely a specialty, not a walk-around lens.

  4. #4
    Not Available
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,864
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

    ^ The Canon f/1.2 and f/0.95 lenses both have some interesting bokeh. More so the latter... Agreed that they're not so much "everyday lenses" though. I tossed around the idea of picking up one or the other myself a few times. Heck, I almost bought THIS lens.

  5. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    15
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

    I found the 50/1.2 to be a superb portrait lens on the M8

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    430
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

    This is with a Canon 50/1.2 made from parts lenses. Rear module dremeled out of one lens that was welded into place, which missing the front element and had aperture frozen at F16. Used to complete one that was missing the rear module.

    Wide-open on the M8,

    Tight crop of above.


    Focus is spot-on, shimmed the "new lens" for my Canon P, worked perfectly with the M8.

    At F4:


    Tight Crop:


    This is about as bad of a Canon 50/1.2 that you can find. Always use this lens at F1.2 on an M8 and do not worry about color aliasing.

  7. #7
    a_summarita
    Guest

    Re: Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

    Cool stuff Brian!

    Double Negative: I am still waiting for my 0.95. It's been with DAG for months

    Here's another recent canon 50 1.2 shot:


  8. #8
    Senior Member dude163's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New Brunswick , Canada
    Posts
    1,111
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

    Thread revival, are the 50/1.2s still viable?

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    819
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

    Pretty easy to find on Ebay for $400 to $600 depending on condition. Given the age of these lenses, it's best to assume a CLA will be needed. And of course, a LTM adapter will be needed as well.

  10. #10
    Senior Member dude163's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New Brunswick , Canada
    Posts
    1,111
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

    Yes, I have a LTM adapter for my summaron already, and Ive seen some for around 300 that would need a CLA . tempting, as a Noctilux is a few grand and a Nokton is 900+

    Plus I love vintage glass!

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    304
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

    Bokeh reminds me of the Summitar.
    "A fella, A quick fella, might have a weapon under there. I'd have to pin his head to the panel." The Gyro Captain

  12. #12
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM shots

    In the past I had been lukewarm about it, but over time I have come to cherish it. Make no mistake, it has caused me some troubles over the years. As others have written, there is a learning curve to the lens. The narrow aperture at f1.2 itself requires some practice but even beyond this, the lens has some quirks that, like a good friend, you learn to understand better and eventually start to like. I also have to say that when I started fussing with this lens some years ago I was using the 5D --which I still love-- but having upgraded to various other bodies such as the 5D II and others, the focusing reliability of this lens has improved dramatically.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •