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f/0.7
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 07, 2013 08:47PM
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Posted by: M>B>
Date: August 07, 2013 09:08PM
I occasionally had access to a Cannon f~0.95 lens...

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Re: f/0.7
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 07, 2013 09:40PM
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M>B>
I occasionally had access to a Cannon f~0.95 lens...


Why would you want that fast of a lens on a rangefinder camera?
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Re: f/0.7
Posted by: M>B>
Date: August 07, 2013 10:32PM
"Why would you want that fast of a lens on a rangefinder camera?"

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Re: f/0.7
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 07, 2013 10:53PM
Mamiya had an 80mm f1.0 lens for their old manual 645 MF camera if I recall. It was pretty soft wide open, though, not so useful.



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Re: f/0.7
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 07, 2013 11:24PM
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lost in space
Mamiya had an 80mm f1.0 lens for their old manual 645 MF camera if I recall. It was pretty soft wide open, though, not so useful.

I'd imagine so. Depth of field at F4 on a 645 camera is similar to around F2 on a 35mm camera with lenses that have the same field of view.
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Re: f/0.7
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 08, 2013 12:02AM
"Why would you want that fast of a lens on a rangefinder camera?"

That cracked me up.

I lusted after that Canon lens for a long time, but I was a little to young (thus poor) to afford it.






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Re: f/0.7
Posted by: Mr645
Date: August 08, 2013 07:15AM
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lost in space
Mamiya had an 80mm f1.0 lens for their old manual 645 MF camera if I recall. It was pretty soft wide open, though, not so useful.

It was an 80mm F1.9 lens. Nice lens.



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Re: f/0.7
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 08, 2013 08:09AM
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Mamiya had an 80mm f1.0 lens for their old manual 645 MF camera if I recall. It was pretty soft wide open, though, not so useful.

It was an 80mm F1.9 lens. Nice lens.

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Re: f/0.7
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 08, 2013 08:30AM
Still have Dad's NIkkor 50mm f1.2 lens. Looking into those is like looking into our kitten's eyes when she sees a cat toy. Dilated to see you !
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Re: f/0.7
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 08, 2013 08:47AM
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cbelt3
Still have Dad's NIkkor 50mm f1.2 lens. Looking into those is like looking into our kitten's eyes when she sees a cat toy. Dilated to see you !

I sold one of those lenses not long ago. Have regretted it since. The 50mm 1.4G that replaced it, though AF, isn't half the lens the 1.2 was.



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Re: f/0.7
Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 08, 2013 01:27PM
Canon's original EF (autofocus) fast 50mm was f/1.0. The later, revised version is f/1.2.
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Re: f/0.7
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 08, 2013 03:46PM
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RAMd®d
"Why would you want that fast of a lens on a rangefinder camera?"

That cracked me up.

I lusted after that Canon lens for a long time, but I was a little to young (thus poor) to afford it.

Ultra fast lenses are kind of cool with an SLR because your image is brighter and the split image spot doesn't go dark on you in bad lighting.

If you want a bright viewfinder image with a rangefinder camera, get yourself a Leica. winking smiley

Less than 6 inches of DOF with an F1 lens for a subject that's 8 feet away...

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Re: f/0.7
Posted by: bruceko
Date: August 09, 2013 12:23AM
I really liked the 50mm 1.4 that came with my AE 1
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