Battle of the Fifties

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Registered: Jul 11, 2008
Total Posts: 5018
Country: Germany

surf monkey wrote:
Do Contax lenses work on Nikon bodies? If it does, the C/Y 50/1.7 is a no brainer

A number of the do:
I wouldn't call it a total no-brainer though. The operation isn't as straight-forward as with other Leitax mounts that only involve unscrewing 3 or 4 screws and replacing the original mount. With the additional cost of the Leitax mount, you may just as well go for a second hand ZF 50/1.4, IMO.

Sam N
Registered: Dec 16, 2006
Total Posts: 1264
Country: United States

Thanks for posting this. It confirms how great the Sigma and 50/1.2L are. The color cast with the Voigtlander was surprising.

Registered: Sep 17, 2004
Total Posts: 628
Country: United States

Very interesting test which gave me a lot of insight on how Canon 50/1.0L stack up against lenses I already know well. Too bad Oly 50/1.2, Contax N 50/1.4 and Leica R lenses (Summicron and Summiluxes) were not part of the test. That would result in significant rebalancing of the playing field in some of the test categories, i.e. what's considered "great" vs "OK".
The bokeh test should have included background with lots of small contrasting details and specular highlights, otherwise it's hard to make really good judgement.

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