Featured Forum Thread: 'Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens' by Vidar

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Vidar, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Vidar

    Vidar SC Veteran

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    Oct 25, 2010
    Bergen, Norway
    Vidar
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    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr
    Just got my brand new Sony A7. And finally I have a full frame sensor for my old Canon 50mm f 0.95 "Dream Lens". Took this combo with my on a walk today, here are some of the pictures I took. All shot wide open. Stop reading if you don´t like pictures of trees or super thin DoF:smile:


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr



    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Sony A7 With Canon 50mm 0.95 Dream Lens by VidarFoto, on Flickr

    The A7 is really great to use with old manual focus lenses.

    Thanks for looking!
     
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  2. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Wow, that 50/.95 sure has hard-edged highlights...
     
  3. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Thanks for sharing, interesting bokeh and yes dreamy shots:)
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Bokehrageous! Love 'em.
     
  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I like rather a lot of them Vidar ;) Congratulations on your new camera :)
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    A7 calling you back Christina!
     
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  7. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn SC Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    wow man! how can you actual focus that thing. im really having a hard time getting anything in focus with the 50 1.4 lux. Im even thinking the lens is faulty or something.

    great stuff.

    unusable DOF for the win!. heheheh!
     
  8. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Very very interesting. Beautiful.
     
  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Now that is an unbelievable (for it's day) and very rare lens! I wonder how usable it is when stopped down? I'm going to have to say that at f/0.95 I don't like how it completely takes over from the subject material, although what it does produce has it's own artistic value of course.
     
  10. CM_SK

    CM_SK SC Regular

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    I'm with you on this, Nic… interesting but after a bit of viewing I get a bit cross-eyed and disoriented; can only imagine what these are like full screen or printed large. If Vidar had not stated how he shot these, most would have guessed some funky kind of PP software! But I am a sucker for low DOF so I can't blame others for trying to find the limits… this might be it. :wink:
     
  11. Vidar

    Vidar SC Veteran

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    Oct 25, 2010
    Bergen, Norway
    Vidar
    Thanks for comments!

    I know this lens is not for everyone. But I like the bokeh :) I guess it is a matter of taste. It is not a lens i use often, but It brings something special I feel.

    Focusing it is really no big problem on the A7. I feel it is a great camera to use old manual focus lenses on.


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  12. IVN

    IVN SC Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    My honest opinion: for such a large aperture, that lens sure produces extremely harsh and unpleasant to look at bokeh. Does the Canon lens behave the same way on other cameras or is it the Sony that's at fault here?
     
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  13. Vidar

    Vidar SC Veteran

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    Oct 25, 2010
    Bergen, Norway
    Vidar
    My honest opinion: this lens produces beautiful to look at bokeh.

    But hey, that´s taste :smile:

    The lens is famous for this, it is not the Sony´s "fault".
     
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  14. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    In my opinion the quality of the bokeh is down to the subject matter too. Twigs, sticks and foliage (busy stuff) Don't float my boat either.
    But as it has been rightly pointed out, it is a matter of taste. I would like to see more examples from this lens camera combo . But something less harsh.
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    here's the flickr pool for the lens. http://www.flickr.com/groups/50mmf095/pool/ When the background isn't super contrasty, it yields smoother results. I'm not sure if it's the nature of the lens or if a lot of it comes from upping the contrast in post. I can see both sides of the arguments here.
     
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  16. CM_SK

    CM_SK SC Regular

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    Yes, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the lens-holder….. :biggrin:
     
  17. begginer

    begginer New to SC

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    Dec 3, 2013
    hello, i really like the effect on the photos.
    How can you put a canon lens on the sony camera, and does the auto focus and all work good?
    thanx
     
  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    you need an adapter and there is NO autofocus.