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Old 09-04-2007   #1
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Help: I want the Canon 50mm 0.95 Where?

Hi everyone

I'm on a mission - I'm looking for this monster lens and just missed one the other day. I could get a 1.2 but I think I want the big one.

Anyone got a heads up on where I might get one (must be in great condition) I will have to get it converted for my M8 but I can sort that.

I've got the money but can't find one. Anyone here got one

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEESE HELP.
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I know of 2 recently converted to M mount versions here in Texas. The owners might sell someday.

ps: Be prepaired to buy a Canon 7 body with the lens.
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Old 09-04-2007   #4
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If you really don't mind spending some serious money, Kevincameras usually has one or two -- sometimes including ones already converted to M mount. I haven't checked lately as his prices tend to give me heart failure, but it might be worth a look...
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Few days ago one guy was selling TV version (here in Croatia)... and I was ready to set a deal, but he decided to raise the price to 300$... that was too much for me.

I'm not sure did he sell it, probably not!
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Search the Canon RF threads. One of our members lives in Korea and said he saw 2 Canon 7 bodies with 50/0.95 lenses in local shops. This was recent.
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Thanks all.

I'm going to contact Kevincameras and see what he can do.

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The 1.2 is probably better optically and you could go to the Gym for the muscle development...

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Hi Xmas

LOL very witty, as you know I was all for the 1.2, but having just got the f2 Leica I'm sort of hooked on the 0.95.

As for the weight. I'm used to lugging around a Canon 1DS and 70-200mm L Lens so this combination is like a feather to me.

I want one now,
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The 1.2 is probably better optically and you could go to the Gym for the muscle development...
Not in my experience, although I'll concede that the 50/1.2 is more resistant to weird-shaped flare spots. Here's a post in which I basically reiterated my own previous comparisons that showed the 50/0.95 at f/1.2 is better than the 50/1.2 at 1.2, and somewhere there's an old thread with some comparison photos I did; didn't have time to dig it up here at work.

Caveat: I use my 50/0.95 and 50/1.2 on an Epson R-D 1; they might stack up differently on one of those old-timey fillum cameras.
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Mine is mint complete with Canon 7 attached but unfortunately the shutter has ceased to function

And the 7 is with flash,instruction book,lens hood and case, uv, yellow and red filters.

Are they worth much ?



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Mine is mint complete with Canon 7 attached but unfortunately the shutter has ceased to function

And the 7 is with flash,instruction book,lens hood and case, uv, yellow and red filters.

Are they worth much ?
You bet they are. In fact, I'll give you a whopping FIFTY WHOLE DOLLARS for the complete setup. Just think, FIFTY SMACKERS for your old broken-down non-working camera and lens!

And I would, too, but you'd be nuts to take it, especially if you mean you've got the original Canon-branded OEM lens hood, case and filter set that were made specifically for your 50/0.95. All these are rather scarce and sought-after items.
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I've just PM Wahoo to see if he wants to sell to a good home and careful owner. Kevincameras have 4 in stock, but his prices are just out of my league - he was very helpful though.

Regarding current price - It seems that about $1000 -$1200 is what they are selling privately for and those have all been desribed as mint and had the Leica Conversion.

Does anyone know how much the conversion is, and if anyone in the UK is capable of doing it.
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Check this thread!

Conversion is around 200$ as I understand.
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Does anyone know how much the conversion is, and if anyone in the UK is capable of doing it.
I'm currently having one converted by SRB in Luton, UK, for about £60 (plus the price of a Voigtlander adapter). I haven't got it back yet, so can't say how successful the conversion has been. But I'm looking forward to trying it out.

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Check this thread!

Conversion is around 200$ as I understand.
More like $280...
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Hi nf,

When you got the lens back, let us know about the result.
I already have a 0,95 in leica mount,
but before that, I bought one in regular canon mount.
but I can't find somebody in France doing the adaptation for M,
and I don't want to send mine 0,95 to the states,because the taxes.
A good address in England ,would be hepful.
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Thanks to everyone who has helped - Not quite there yet - but I'm trying to do a deal with someone. Still if it doen't go ahead I will keep looking

Thanks for all the PM's as well.
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Good evening! l ( Hi Claude )

The adaptation of mounting Leica ... not difficult...
it y to have several solutions...

to order a mounting Leica de Noctilux with screwing, to dismount mounting Canon ... and to make drilling and milling by a jeweller or a workshop of micromechanics...



My mount is not Noctilux ... is TV model and mount ???



Difficult for the Canon 7 model



The look " giant " for M7





First test ... native scan... not of post treatment ! aperture f:1.4 ! exceptional

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All you lot showing off your 0.95. It's making me
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The lens is too big and too heavy; else. it is a dream lens for low light photography.
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You wont need to go to the Gym, and I'm still suffering from the f/1.2 gas...

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U.S. conversion price of the TV lens version + M body & lens calibration: $400. Search this forum for recent conversion activity. Eastcamtech I think is the gentleman's business name & web page for conversion information.
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Few days ago one guy was selling TV version (here in Croatia)... and I was ready to set a deal, but he decided to raise the price to 300$... that was too much for me.

I'm not sure did he sell it, probably not!
And you didn't get it for $300

Damn I would definitely pay $300 for one those, even more, why don't you buy it for $300 and sell it to me for profit?
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The lens is too big and too heavy; else. it is a dream lens for low light photography.
Dante tells us on his web site about tranmission loss of
different superfast 50s:

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1.Canon 50/0.95 - f/1.05 (10 surfaces)
2. Zunow 5cm f/1.1 - f/1.22 (12 surfaces)
3. Canon 50mm f/1.2 - f/1.22 (10 surfaces)
4. Nikkor 5cm f/1.1 - f/1.24 (12 surfaces)
5. Fuji 5cm f/1.2 - f/1.30 (8 surfaces)
6. Konishiroku Hexanon 60mm f/1.2 - f/1.33 (12 surfaces)
I always wondered how much transmission one looses in addition
with the cut into the rear element, necessary for cine lens conversions.

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An additional 10% ? Which would make cine converted
lenses with rear element cut roughly f1.15 lenses ....

Compared to the 1.2, I wouldn't get it for speed. Bokeh and signature
are a different story.

I like my 1.2. But its so big that it stays home a lot ...

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Thank you for the information, Roland.
I am glad that my lens testing has cured me of excessive GAS. I have had the pleasure of trying out so many exotic and beautiful lenses that I don't want them anymore. For fast lenses, my beaten up Canon 50/1.2 is perfect for my needs.
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I always wondered how much transmission one looses in addition
with the cut into the rear element, necessary for cine lens conversions.

Roland.
I doubt that there is much transmission loss with the cut, as it was part of the original lens formula. The cut is NOT THERE in TV (Cine) conversions, as it is for the RF cam. That is the object poking out of the space where the lens is cut. All of the production of the TV version was uncut, which is why they don't couple to the RF. The conversion to M mount does not involve a RF cam, so no cut is necessary.

There is a major difference in both size and weight with the 0.95, compared to the 1.2, AFAIK. I think the 1.2 balances nicely on the 7s, while the 0.95 does make it front heavy. It is large enough so that the lens is manageable, and the long base RF is a major necessity with the very tiny DOF of this lens wide open.

I don't know if there is a good comparison of the 2 lenses mounted on camera, but I'll be happy to furnish one side-by-side, if anyone is interested.

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Harry,

I am holding my 7s/0.95/film in and there is absolutely no front heaviness to this setup. What has bothered me, tho, is that the lens focus ring sits on the surface where you sit the camera down and gets some scuffing as a result.

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For the fun ...



M2 ...



Hexar ...

Technic ...

Axe finder ... Canon 7






Axe Leica and TV model only





original TV mount





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another modification... ring 39 screwing and use of the 1/2 blocking system Canon to make the releasing of Leica

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I use to free the 0.95 one 1/2 clothes pin out of wood... ( yes ! yes ! )
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The adaptation of mounting Leica ... not difficult...
it y to have several solutions...

to order a mounting Leica de Noctilux with screwing, to dismount mounting Canon ... and to make drilling and milling by a jeweller or a workshop of micromechanics...

Difficult for the Canon 7 model




First test ... native scan... not of post treatment ! aperture f:1.4 ! exceptional
Arggh ................

That shot pains me as I don't (yet) have GAS for a 0.95 but I do love Affligem and would love to try it on tap as opposed to the bottles we get in Canada
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Dante tells us on his web site about tranmission loss of
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I always wondered how much transmission one looses in addition
with the cut into the rear element, necessary for cine lens conversions.
The cutout in the rear element was a feature of the original still-camera design of the lens, to allow the RF coupling tab to poke through. I've read (although I can't come up with a citation) that Canon allowed for this cutout in marking the maximum aperture.
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Arggh ................

That shot pains me as I don't (yet) have GAS for a 0.95 but I do love Affligem and would love to try it on tap as opposed to the bottles we get in Canada



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Le point est fait sur Affligem, car le résultat n'est pas affligent ...

(The point is on Affligem, because the result not being afflict......)

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I'm trying to do a deal at the moment with a friend of philipandre. I have just checked re conversion to Leica in the UK and it seems that there is a massive backlog at the company that does them and so I might be waiting for a long time which is out of the question.

I don't particularly want to send the item to America either - that would make the lens cost a ridiculous amount of money and would get to the point where I might as well save a little longer and go for the Leica Noctilux.

I suppose I want my cake and eat it, but I have to be realistic about what I finally pay for this lens. I simply can't justify spending what would amount to well over £1000 for the lens.

But I still want one !!
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1.2 is cheap cheap cheap...

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You'd better begin saving for the future Zeiss full frame digital rangefinder...

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