Sunday, October 16, 2011


Recently, i came across a few sonnar lenses and spent awhile to test dry cabinet is starting to pile up with these lenses...:)

I hesitated awhile when i had a chance to own this lens but i know i had to own one...
I had the chance to shoot some pics of this little cute baby, Shania, who is super cooperative with picture taking! Unlike the nikkor 5cm 1.4 version, this lens render a soft smooth effect on skin tone which i liked it alot! Bokeh was smooth and soft...
Untitled-Scanned-01 nikkor 5cm f2

Untitled-Scanned-02 nikkor 5cm f2

Untitled-Scanned-03 nikkor 5cm f2

Untitled-Scanned-04 nikkor 5cm f2

Next, the canon 50mm f1.5 sonnar, was highly regarded...and in its own canon league..this lens is considered one of the best. Although the copy i picked had some oil on performed relatively well. Mostly shot open and if you compare with the nikkor lens, this lens is more contrasty..bokeh harsh and sharper!
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Untitled-Scanned-18 canon 50mm f1.5

Untitled-Scanned-17 canon 50mm f1.5

It could be due to the lighting..but shooting outdoor with this lens for portrait isnt as bad as compared to the nikkor, this was captured at f2...
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Next up...a borrowed lens from David, his topcor 5cm f2. This might not be a sonnar lens design but well...since i have used it..thought i will post some pictures i took using this lens.
I felt that this lens has a little pop up effect when used at the correct focal length..
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Untitled-Scanned-28 topcor 5cm

Anyway, this isnt a test since the condition and subject are different but rather showing what the pictures from these lens. Hopefully, it will help you make some decisions in your next purchase :)

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