Showcase Canon 50/0.95 "Dream Lens" modified to RF Coupled M-Mount.

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Vidar, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Wow! I have the lens in original mount on the Canon 7.

    Did you have the lens converted to M-Mount? "One of these days" I need to get one modified.
     
  2. Vidar

    Vidar Leica Place Regular

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    When I bougth it it was already converted.

    Brian, is there any way to find out what year my lens was made? Have searched the net without success...
     
  3. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Peter Kitchingman's Canon Rangefinder Site

    Your serial number puts it on the lower end of the 10001 to 29462 range. The production spanned from 1961 to 1970. My lens is on the upper end, 25xxx and IT came on a Canon 7, not a 7s or 7sz. I would guess that production slowed down in the late 1960s as SLR's dominated the market. I would "guess" ~1962.
     
  4. Vidar

    Vidar Leica Place Regular

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  5. Vidar

    Vidar Leica Place Regular

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    Another test shot with the "Dream Lens".

    DonĀ“t think I will use this lens much as a portrait lens, I like my Nokton 1.1 for that. But it can give "interesting" results I think...

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    Dream Portrait by VidarFoto, on Flickr
     
  6. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Try stopping down to F1.4--- "Trust me". Still very different from a modern lens, more like the 50/1.2 rather than the 50/1.4.

    "Try it, You'll like it".

    At F2- sharp, an at F8- quite sharp.
     
  7. Vidar

    Vidar Leica Place Regular

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  8. Amin

    Amin Administrator

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    Mar 28, 2013
    Lovely, dreamy rendition, Vidar. I had this lens only for a couple hours. Bought a copy that supposedly had clean glass and paid top dollar for it, but the rear element was all scratched up so I returned it. While I had it in had, I snapped a few underexposed frames of Ilford XP2 with the lens wide open. That film does best when slightly overexposed, but it is what it is, and the memories are still there:

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    038_00A by Amin Sabet, on Flickr



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    023_14A by Amin Sabet, on Flickr
     
  9. Vidar

    Vidar Leica Place Regular

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  10. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Someday I need to convert my "TV" version of this lens to M-Mount. This lens is an amazing achievement for any day, the fact that it is 50 years old- "incredible".
     
  11. Mijo

    Mijo Leica Place Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2013
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    I've seen the dream lens on ebay with the converted M-mount and coded going for about $2K (USD). I've been tempted but I don't really shoot wide open unless it's under low light conditions. I'm not really sure it's worth the cost, for me, since I already have the lux 50 and don't really shoot portraits.