My SLR Magic HyperPrime LM 50mm T0.95 Review!

Started Oct 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
BSweeney Contributing Member • Posts: 903
Re: My SLR Magic HyperPrime LM 50mm T0.95 Review!

I cannot focus a Nikkor 55/1.2 on my EP2 with the EVF-2 and 10x magnification.

I bought a Canon 50/0.95 from Ebay for $200 about 10 years ago, put it on my Canon 7, and could focus wide-open and close-up without the aid of a magifier. The Canon 7 uses a 0.8x magnification, windows are closer together: ends up being about the same on the M9. I use a 1.25x magnifier on the M8 and M9, can focus the 50/1.1 perfectly.

A good, well-calibrated Rangefinder is one of the most accurate methods of focusing. It does require perfect calibration. When I "shim" lenses, will often change the shim to the last 0.01mm based on "pixel-peeping" with the Leica M9.

(Also, I read another site stating the SLRMagic lens has 12 elements, not 11 as i stated above. If anyone has a link to the block diagram of the optical formula, I would love to see it)

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