قابل نصب با تبدیل روی تمامی دوربینهای جدید بخصوص بدون آئینه ها
مخصوص عکاسی پرتره و کلوزآپ و همچنین بخاطر دیافراگم باز برای فیلمبرداری
چند نمونه عکس با این لنز و بدنه های دیجیتال جدید:
My first ever picture with my A7r back on 2 Dec 2013 with the Canon FD 50 1.4
Shot with Canon 50 1.4 on Sony A7r
Take a second and slow things down. Photography doesn’t have to be about rushing….most of the time it probably down right shouldn’t be. While I can never manually focus anywhere close to as fast as any modern auto focus system, I do find a sort of relaxation with manually focusing. Even when shooting people I find it’s really not a big deal. Sure a model might have to old a pose for a second longer, but I have yet to find issue with this. There are folks out there still shooting with large format film cameras.
What about sharpness? Bokeh? Flare? Starburst?
Like ANY lens in existence, there are subjective things, and factual “technical” things, some of which are subjective as well. Out of focus rendering, aka “bokeh” is one of those things that people either love or hate about a lens (which I don’t have a good side by side example, but you can see a little bit in the first example below). Just look around online and you’ll see complete 180’s of people’s opinions. Then of course is the sharpness and some people’s insane obsession with pixel peeping and swearing by one lens or another purely because of sharpness. While others may like the softness a certain lens has. If it’s the best possible sharpness you want….spend the money and get the FE55 or better yet the Zeiss Otus. This is most noticeable when wide open. Once you hit the f/8 range the difference in sharpness is almost completely zero. Now granted, I had to zoom in to 200% to see a difference between the lenses at which point…the FE55 is clearly more sharp as you can see below. Is there a 10x difference in sharpness like there is in the price? That’s up for you to decide. (Click for larger)
How susceptible the lens is to lens flare? Over the decades, one of the biggest advancements in lenses has been the lens coatings. You can see below a huge difference between the two lenses. Depending on what year FD50 you get alone will depend on what coatings are on the glass.
Starburst. So the Sony has 9 aperture blades and the Canon has 8. People often prefer odd numbers of blades. But as you can see there is a bit of a difference in the size of the starburst between the two lenses. There are more bursts coming off on the Sony, but they are longer and more obvious and defined in my opinion on the Canon. So here are two examples (one at f8 and other at f16)…you be the judge. Also…slight sharpness edge to the Sony, this was again at 200% view.
So there you have it. A $100USD lens a $1000USD lens. Almost identical focal lengths. Within half a stop of each other. Both solid built and feeling. One a technological marvel, the other has withstood the test of time. If I could only keep one you ask? All factors considered and nostalgia aside….I’d keep the Canon. I simply enjoy shooting with it much more than the Sony. Though the Sony is the winner in every single measurable sense…I personally still prefer the Canon FD, though I won’t be selling the Sony anytime soon. Here are some more photos from both lenses.