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Old 09-20-2018   #41
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One from my 50/2.2 wide open and focused around 1.8 meters IIRC


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Here's a recent one from the Canon 50/2.2 LTM. I shot this yesterday, while out on a photo walk with GerryM. It was shot wide open, using my Voigtlander Bessa R, and Fujicolor 100.


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Here's a recent one from the Canon 50/2.2 LTM. I shot this yesterday, while out on a photo walk with GerryM. It was shot wide open, using my Voigtlander Bessa R, and Fujicolor 100.



Proves what I have long thought....that there is much to be said for old relatively slow lenses. I guess because they did not tax the designers' skills so much in days when lens computation was still done manually. And of course they tend to be quite low contrast due to the coatings then available, which is a useful characteristic with digital imaging.

In any event I like very much the colors and tones in this image. And in fact all images in this thread exhibit similar characteristics.

Another example that springs to mind is the old auto-Takumar 55mm f2.2 which also produces some pleasant images. This lens is said to be basically identical to the f1.8 and f2 variants of Takumars. https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensrev...55mm-F2.2.html
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Proves what I have long thought....that there is much to be said for old relatively slow lenses. I guess because they did not tax the designers' skills so much in days when lens computation was still done manually. And of course they tend to be quite low contrast due to the coatings then available, which is a useful characteristic with digital imaging.

In any event I like very much the colors and tones in this image. And in fact all images in this thread exhibit similar characteristics.

Another example that springs to mind is the old auto-Takumar 55mm f2.2 which also produces some pleasant images. https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensrev...55mm-F2.2.html
Thanks Peter.
I used to have that Auto Takumar 55/2.2. Very different lens in my experience. Wide open it very dramatic bokeh, but everything in focus had a soft focus glow.
I think the Takumar was designed as a budget lens, but I have a hunch that the Canon was designed as a special lens.
There isn't much info on this lens looks that isn't specs. I've read that it was only sold in Japan as part of a kit with the Canon P, but I don't think that is true.
I recently ran across an ebay listing for an original black paint Canon 7, along with the Canon 50/2.2 and the original box and sales certificate. What was really interesting was that the sales certificate showed that that camera was originally sold with that particular 50/2.2
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Thanks Peter.
I used to have that Auto Takumar 55/2.2. Very different lens in my experience. Wide open it very dramatic bokeh, but everything in focus had a soft focus glow.
I think the Takumar was designed as a budget lens, but I have a hunch that the Canon was designed as a special lens.
There isn't much info on this lens looks that isn't specs. I've read that it was only sold in Japan as part of a kit with the Canon P, but I don't think that is true.
I recently ran across an ebay listing for an original black paint Canon 7, along with the Canon 50/2.2 and the original box and sales certificate. What was really interesting was that the sales certificate showed that that camera was originally sold with that particular 50/2.2
Yep I agree, I have the Takumar too and like it for the reasons you mention. It has a slightly more complex lens design than the Canon, with 6 elements in 5 groups.

As to being a budget lens that is true, but one factor is that should be considered is that Pentax sometimes released essentially the same equipment with very slight modifications at different price points (all camera makers still do this now that I think about it). The 55mm f2.2 apparently has the same lens design as the 55mm f2 and 55mm f1.8. So it is a budget lens - but more of a "badge engineered" budget lens to my way of thinking.

I have considered buying the Canon 50mm f2.2 on a few occasions when I have seen them but somehow have missed out.
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Oh crap! I feel GAS!!!! I have the Canon 50mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/2.8. Now I have to look for the F/2.2? Well, after looking at all the photos with the f/2.2 here, I will start the hunt!
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Here's a recent one from the Canon 50/2.2 and my recently acquired Leica M2.



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Oh crap! I feel GAS!!!! I have the Canon 50mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/2.8. Now I have to look for the F/2.2? Well, after looking at all the photos with the f/2.2 here, I will start the hunt!
Why stop with the f/2.2? Gotta collect all the 50mm!
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Here's a recent one from the Canon 50/2.2 and my recently acquired Leica M2.



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Colton, looks like you and that M2 are going to get along just fine. And we'll get to enjoy all the results.
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Colton, looks like you and that M2 are going to get along just fine. And we'll get to enjoy all the results.
I'm loving the M2, and the Canon is a great 50mm for it
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Yup, I think the M2 and the Canon 50/2.2 are going to make a great combo...



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It's smaller than the 50/1.8, and I also like the focussing "tab".
The classic TLR Rollei and Hasselblad Planars, famous at their time as portrait lenses with decent sharpness, were also 5-element designs.
I also found out that performance in close distance is better.

To me it's a mystery why CANON cancelled production of such a good lens just after 1 year. I guess it was too expensive to manufacture as a starter-kit-lens, and too close to the 50/1.8. The Tessar-type 50/2.8 were cheaper made.
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I also found out that performance in close distance is better.
To my eye, its that near-distance performance which is a truly fine characteristic of this lens. Colton has shown us its a good landscape lens, but the punch and clarity and three-dimensionality at closer distances is very special indeed.

Yes, its a shame there's not more of them ...
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......To me it's a mystery why CANON cancelled production of such a good lens just after 1 year. I guess it was too expensive to manufacture as a starter-kit-lens, and too close to the 50/1.8. The Tessar-type 50/2.8 were cheaper made.
Looking at Peter K's Canon rangefinder lens book, this lens was only made for six months, January to July, 1961. You're probably right as to why it was discontinued.

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Oh crap! I feel GAS!!!! I have the Canon 50mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/2.8. Now I have to look for the F/2.2? Well, after looking at all the photos with the f/2.2 here, I will start the hunt!
As an aside, Tony, why do you have the 50/2.8? What do you like about that lens? What does the 2.8 bring to your table?
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