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    Posted: 20 August 2013 at 15:31
Let's see some ultra wide aperture photos. And I am not talking about your slow f/1.4 lens... I am talking wider, faster! Let's see photos at f/1.2 and larger!
I guess there are not many who own the Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux, but I know many here own the famous Minolta 50/1.2 and 58/1.2. And there are many options with our NEX cameras (the M-mount Nokton lenses - 50/1.1 and 35/1.2, the SLRMagic 50/0.95, maybe even f/1.4 lens with turbo adapter...)

I'll start with few photos...

First is a typical picture from the past 4.5 months - a picture of Ron...
Ron

NEX 7 + Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm F1.2 II | f/1.2 | 1/100 sec | ISO 800

The second is less typical these days... Today we left Ron with babysitter for the first time and went out to the neighborhood pub for dinner and beer. Great chance to use f/1.2 lens...
The Thirsty Scholar

NEX 7 + Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm F1.2 II | f/1.2 | 1/40 sec | ISO 3200


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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 August 2013 at 23:26
I like the shot of Ron and the lights in #2.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 August 2013 at 20:52
If no one is going to join this Themed Views thread, I will keep adding bad photos:

End of the party

NEX 7 + Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.1 | f/1.1 | 1/60 sec | ISO 1600

Or photos of Ron...

I am less than 5 months old, and already tired of you taking pictures of me!

NEX 7 + Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.1 | f/1.1 | 1/100 sec | ISO 800
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ryansholl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2013 at 06:10
All righty then

Mitakon 35/0.95 @ 0.95 as far as I can remember


My one day old neice (1 month ago)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2013 at 18:39
Great Ryan! I am happy you joined!

Who would imagine that fast-lens thread will become babies thread... I imagined dark pubs and dark night shoots...

I was always interested with that lens and it seems to preform very well.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2013 at 19:18
Great shots guys. The babies are cute (of course) and I also like the simplicity of the shoe shot.

Is 1.4 fast enough to join? Otherwise I'm not able to participate
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ryansholl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 August 2013 at 04:21
Seems kind of unfair, since the 35/0.95 is roughly the same overall as a 50/1.4 on my a850, but I didn't set the rules of the thread :)

rovhazman, I've got tons of photos at 0.95 (and a few with a 1.2 wide open on a lensturbo) but the reason that you won't see any is that they're bar, restaurant, campfire, and others that have friends and family in the photo. So not too many examples to post!

On the Mitakon, I find it performs extremely well wide open for what I need it for. Chromatic aberration at 0.95 is horrendous in bright high contrast scenes, though, but if it's bright you don't need the aperture, anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jalu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 August 2013 at 07:57
IMO 1,4 not bad
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A900 nikkor 50/1,4
or another
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A900 nikkor 50/1,4

but if the limit is 1,2:
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A900 rokkor 58/1,2
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 August 2013 at 13:01
That's a tough decision - after all, not much difference between f/1.4 and f/1.2... Especially when the later is used on APS-C...

But the point was to give a stage to some of the less common lenses. f/1.4 is more 'standard', while f/1.2 and larger is more special lens.

So let's keep it f/1.2 and larger. We can start another Themed view thread - Wide Open - to post photos taken wide open, whatever the aperture is in the lens.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 August 2013 at 13:09
Ryan, I totally understand. I also filter most of my photos because my friends and family don't like to become public...
Also the Nokton lenses (35/1.2 and 50/1.1) suffers from strong chromatic aberration wide open in bright light. I believe it is expected. The reason I eventually picked the Voigtlander 35/1.2 over the Mitakon is the dream about FF mirrorless camera. One day... And when that day comes, I want to be ready...

Jalu, nice photos! I remember the Nikkor 50/1,4 from your July challenge, and it is a nice lens, but too slow for here.
The Rokkor 58/1.2 is great one and it is a great photo! Is it really wide open? My 58/1.2 is not that sharp wide open...
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Diet Coke

NEX 7 + Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.1 + 0.6 (2 stops) ND filter | f/1.1 | 1/4000 sec | ISO 100
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jalu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 August 2013 at 22:04
Originally posted by rovhazman rovhazman wrote:


The Rokkor 58/1.2 is great one and it is a great photo! Is it really wide open? My 58/1.2 is not that sharp wide open...


I do not remember...

but is it really wide open

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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 August 2013 at 22:08
Great ones, Jalu!
Maybe I should take my 58/1.2 out again and see whether I was just bad with MF... Now with the focus peaking I should be able to get the focus right.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 August 2013 at 22:14
Wow, a thread I can join!

All with the Rokkor 58/1.2 wide ope:

1. Hanging



2. Isolated



3. Seeds



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