Canon 50/1.4 FL Mount on the M9 and M Monochrom

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Brian, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Yeah, it's me. Been on a kick to convert SLR lenses to RF coupled M-Mount. Canon 50/1.4, Pentax 50/1.4, Konica 50/1.7, and Minolta 50/1.4.

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    Canon 50/1.4, now RF Coupled by putahexanonyou, on Flickr

    Wide-open on the M Monochrom.

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    M Monochrom with Canon 50/1.4 FL mount by putahexanonyou, on Flickr

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    M Monochrom with Canon 50/1.4 FL mount by putahexanonyou, on Flickr

    And the M9.

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    Canon 50/1.4 FL: wide-open on the M9 by putahexanonyou, on Flickr

    How it was done.

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    Canon 50/1.4, now RF Coupled by putahexanonyou, on Flickr

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    Canon 50/1.4 FL by putahexanonyou, on Flickr

    The Canon 50/1.4 FL-Mount is a 7 element in 5 group, circa 1968. Same formula as the FD mount 50/1.4. Very low spherical aberration, was 2nd to the Aspherical F1.2 50/1.2 Noctilux in a 1976 test of thirty-two 50mm lenses. This is most likely due to it's long optical path, it is a big lens. About 1% of the cost of the Noctilux.
     
  2. Amin

    Amin Administrator

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    Mar 28, 2013
    Wonderful to see you here, Brian! The Canon lens looks like a winner and a tremendous value.