What is Canon LTM?

What is Canon LTM?

All You Need to Know About Vintage Canon LTM Lenses. If youre looking for a vintage lens based on the Sonnar formula, look no further than the Canon Leica Thread Mount (LTM) series of lenses available on eBay. The LTM lenses were created in the late fifties and sixties for Canons rangefinder cameras.

When did the Canon 50mm 1.4 come out?

Although it was introduced in June 1993, fully seven years after the birth of the EOS system, it can actually trace its roots back much earlier, being based on the classic manual focus FD 50mm F1. 4 design of 1971….Canon EF 50mm F1. 4 USM specifications.

Street price • $325 (US) • £235 (UK)
Minimum aperture F22

Does the Canon P have a light meter?

The P isn’t a perfect camera (as if such a thing exists), and it does stumble into a few pitfalls. The P does not have an internal meter. For this, we’d need to upgrade to the Canon 7, which is a much more expensive camera even today. Despite these faults, the P is an extremely intuitive camera to use.

Is the Canon 50mm 1.4 full frame?

The Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens works on both full frame and crop sensor cameras, however with crop sensor, the focal length is the equivalent of a 80mm lens – which is a perfect focal distance for portrait work. ISO 1000. Shot at f/9 at ⅕ of a sec.

Is the Canon P worth it?

To my mind, the Canon P offers a really nice balance of features at a very attractive used-price. The fact it’s Leica thread mount opens up the possibility for it to be used with stacks of lenses, and the combination of rangefinder magnification and available frame lines makes for a nice balance of compromises.

Is Canon P made of brass?

The P is a relatively heavy brass body. As a result, with the Jupiter 50/1.5, for example (aluminum), the camera tends to tilt back. It balances ok, with the Canon 50/1.8 (that it typically came with) and the Jupiter-9 85/2. It balances well with the Canon 50/1.5 and the Nikkor 50/1.4.

What lens does Canon P use?

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter rangefinder camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Canon 50mm f/1.4, 50mm f/2.8
Lens Mount Threaded mount

What’s the difference between Canon 50mm f / 1.4 LTM?

One notable difference in terms of handling the Canon 50mm f/1.4 ltm compared to modern lenses is the length of the focus throw. It’s very long compared to my modern lenses.

When was the Canon 50mm F1.4 lens made?

The Canon 50mm f1.4 lens was of 6 elements in 4 groups using new high-refraction glass, and accepted a 48mm filter. The Famous Canon 50mm f0.95 Lens In June 1961, Canon launched a massive new 50mm lens, the Canon 50mm f0.95. This was coincident with Canon’s launch of the completely new rangefinder, the Canon 7.

Why is Canon 50mm f / 1.4 called the Japanese Summilux?

The Leica Thread Mount Canon 50mm f/1.4 is widely referred to as the Japanese Summilux. This is both deserved praise and a disservice. Praise because it speaks to its optical quality, and a disservice because it subtly implies that the Canon was nothing more than a Japanese copy of the German original.

Is the 50mm f / 1.5 a Sonnar lens?

The f/1.5 is an older lens design based on the Sonnar formula. I have a now long-standing project exploring Sonnar lenses from the era and was waffling on about this on Twitter when someone (I’ve unfortunately forgotten who) waved some 50mm f/1.4 photos under my nose. The gist of the tweet was that I should try the lens as I might like it too.

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