Introduction The MS-Optical 50mm 1.1 Sonnetar is probably Miyazaki’s most famous lens. While it wasn’t his first lens it was to my knowledge the first one that was produced in “greater” quantities and widely recognized across the globe. As is still typical today for his lenses it is small, fast and quirky, so let us … Continue reading Review: MS-Optical 50mm 1.1 Sonnetar
Introduction Back in 2018 Samyang – mostly known for cheap manual focus lenses like the 14mm 2.8 and the 85mm 1.4 at that time – wanted to show what they are capable of and released the first lens of their “Premium MF XP Series”, the Samyang 50mm f/1.2 XP. These faster XP lenses are only … Continue reading Review: Samyang 50mm 1.2 XP
Introduction After the TTArtisan 50mm 0.95 we got another unexpected 50mm 0.95 M-mount contender in 2020, this time from Zhong Yi, who already have some experience with making 50mm 0.95 lenses for other systems. Let us try to found out who offers the better affordable f/0.95 for M-mount! This lens will be reviewed on the … Continue reading Review: Zhong Yi 50mm 0.95 M
Introduction The Canon newFD 50mm f/1.8 is one of the cheapest manual lenses one can find nowadays. Does this small lens give you the best bang for your buck? Sample images
Introduction Back in 2008 the Sigma 50mm 1.4 EX was the biggest and most expensive 50mm f/1.4 lens with AF for DSLRs. Now, 12 years later, it looks reasonably sized compared to its modern competitors and can be found used for bargain prices. But is it a lens still worth considering in 2020? Let us … Continue reading Review: Sigma 50mm 1.4 EX – Still worth getting in 2020?