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Showcase Canon 85mm F1.5, Super-Speed Telephoto

Discussion in 'Leica' started by BrianS, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    New York City
    I'll take some photos with the 85mm f/1.5 Nikkor in the next few days and you can compare it yourself. My impression is that it is an extremely sharp lens and something special.

    I'm figuring out what to take to Japan in a couple of weeks. I don't want to go overboard. I'll be taking care of my young kids, the heat is going to be murderous, and I don't want to worry about too much equipment, especially rare lenses. But I'd like to take a few. I want to shoot the Nikon museum with historic Nikkor lenses.
     
  2. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Veteran

    243
    Aug 5, 2013
    New York City
    OK, I located my Nikkor 85mm f/1.5 lens. This lens is apparently one of 78 of this exact style in LTM, a very rare lens in near mint condition. Infinity on this lens is marked oo Feet:

    nikkor1.
    DMC-LX5    ---    5mm    f/2.0    1/60s    ISO 800


    nikkor2.
    DMC-LX5    ---    5mm    f/2.0    1/30s    ISO 400


    The first of each two is at f/1.5, the second is at f/4. These are just quickie shots out my window with the Leica M9 and the Nikkor lens at infinity.

    f1.5.

    f1.52.

    ff1.5.

    ff1.52.

    As you can see, the lens does well at f/1.5 wide open.
     
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  3. Raid

    Raid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    The Canon 85/1.5 is a sharp lens if focused correctly.

    CAN1s-L.
    M9 Digital Camera    Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1    50mm    f/2.0    1/125s    ISO 160



    CNN85mm-15-L.
    M9 Digital Camera    Leica Summilux-M 75mm f/1.4    75mm    f/1.4    1/60s    ISO 500




    CNN85mm-11sc-L.
    M9 Digital Camera    Leica Summilux-M 75mm f/1.4    75mm    f/5.7    1/125s    ISO 500


    CAN-42s-L.
    M9 Digital Camera    Leica Summilux-M 75mm f/1.4    75mm    f/2.4    1/25s    ISO 1000
     
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  4. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Veteran

    243
    Aug 5, 2013
    New York City
    I have not had time to shoot any portraits or closeups this week. I'll see what I can do. The Canon looks good.
     
  5. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2018
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