“How I saved thousands buying FD lenses” (by Tyson Robichaud)

Tyson Robichaud just tested four Canon FD lenses on his Panasonic GF1!

Following lenses have been reviewed (click on the link to check the lens price on Ebay):
Canon FD 35mm f/2 SSC ($250 on Ebay)Canon FD 35mm f/2 SSC ($250 on Ebay)Canon FD 35mm f/2 SSC ($250 on Ebay)Canon FD 35mm f/2 SSC ($250 on Ebay)Canon FD 35mm f/2 SSC ($250 on Ebay)Canon FD 35mm f/2 SSC ($250 on Ebay)Canon FD 35mm f/2 SSC ($250 on Ebay)Canon FD 35mm f/2 SSC ($250 on Ebay)Canon FD 35mm f/2 SSC ($250 on Ebay)Canon FD 35mm f/2 SSC ($250 on Ebay)Canon FD 35mm f/2 SSC ($250 on Ebay)

Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC ($400 on Ebay)Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC ($400 on Ebay)Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC ($400 on Ebay)Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC ($400 on Ebay)Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC ($400 on Ebay)Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC ($400 on Ebay)Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC ($400 on Ebay)Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC ($400 on Ebay)Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC ($400 on Ebay)Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC ($400 on Ebay)Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC ($400 on Ebay)

Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 100mm f/4 macro ($100 on Ebay)

Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 SSC ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 SSC ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 SSC ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 SSC ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 SSC ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 SSC ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 SSC ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 SSC ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 SSC ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 SSC ($100 on Ebay)Canon FD 400mm f/4.5 SSC ($100 on Ebay)

On his website you can see very nice images taken with each one of the four lenses.
And what is the final statement?
All in all, I have to say that I have been impressed with the return for such a small investment.

Thanks Tyson!

P.S.: Two different Canon FD to microFourThirds adapters are available on amazon

First Noktor portraits at f/0.95

I found some time to take some shots when I was out for lunch today. The first thing I noticed is that it is very difficoult to focus correctly when you are in hurry and in outdoor conditions. Probably an electronic viewfinder would help a lot. I will redo some portrait as soon as I have more time. So do not judge the lens based on my shots!
Here some portraits (feel free to download the images but please not use the pictures for any commercial purpose)

Images taken with the Olympus E-P1 (.jpg / normal settings) + Noktor 50mm f/0.95


And finally my lunch! :)

UPDATED: First Noktor image samples (aperture test)

I just received the new Noktor 50mm f/0.95 lens. I don’t have time today to review the lens (I will test the lens this weekend) but I could not resist to share some of the first pictures I have taken today.

I have taken three shots with different aperture (taken with the Olympus E-P1 -> maximal quality jpg without any post-processing)
Click on picture to enlarge
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Following picture has been taken with aperture f/0.95

Following picture has been taken with aperture f/1.4

Following picture has been taken with aperture f/2.0

More pictures will be posted soon. Let me know what kind of test I should made for you! Thanks!
P.S.: Feel free to use the pictures. If you post them please referr to this website!

UPDATE:
Very few and bad quality shots of the camera+lens (pictures taken with the iPhone) -> Click on picture to enlarge:






Leica 25mm f/1.4 reviewed on photozone: New resolution record!


The well known german website photozone tested the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Four Thirds Lens: “The Summilux has a highly unusual resolution characteristic. It seems to be “Noct-like” (the Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 is a legend here) which means that it is exceedingly sharp at large apertures but it doesn’t really get much better when stopping down. In fact the lens broke the old resolution record of our previous 4/3 tests and that’s by QUITE a margin … at f/2!

Read the review: http://www.photozone.de/olympus–four-thirds-lens-tests/509-leica25f14

Check out the lens on Amazon or Ebay.

Message to Panasonic: Make a MicroFourThirds version of that lens and I bet that many of our readers will buy it!