Feb 24 2016

Turning Japanese

Category: Canon Fodder,Daily Drivel,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 13:39

A very small set from the same park as the other day, but with a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens (made sometime in the 1960s). This is the one often referred to as “the Japanese Summilux” as a comparison to the Leica Summilux. Not a fair comparison, in my opinion as it sets it up to fail as the Leica referred to is pretty near perfection (had a few of those over the years). But also not fair in that it is very different and has a more distinct rendering than the Leica. “Rendering” is like “style” in that if you like it, great. If not, not so great. It is personality. And by comparing it you make someone expect it to compare in all aspects. It does not compare well then if it is so vastly different. Judged as just a great Japanese lens on it’s own, it actually stands out more as a more distinctive look. So like it or not? here are a few to check it out, but this is another rainy day, so the subjects don’t give it much of a test. However, I think there is enough of the look in there to get a hint at how distinct it is. The set is POSTED HERE.

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