50mm gives an excellent field of view and is generally free of distortion. We don’t subscribe to the view that the 50 mm lens equals the human eye. The fact is that we have a broader view and we feel that a 35mm lens or even a 28 mm lens gives the sense of space that we get with the human eye. However distortion creeps into images when you use a wide angle lens and you need to correct it. It’s easier to shoot 50 mm. In a recent post we looked closely at using a 50mm primes for most of the shooting. We were looking at a 50mm Sigma 1.4 which is super sharp and the Mitakon 50mm 0.95 which can be sharp but well stopped down.
There was virtually 100% preference for the 0.95mm lens images. Not clinical – simply gorgeous!
The images above were taken at the beach in Geraldton. I really like the sensor on the Sony A9 and the fact that using the electronic silent shutter we can shoot at up to 1/32,000 of a second. This makes it possible to use the Speedmaster Mitakon 0.95 50mm lens without the need for ND filters in bright light conditions such as these. Less messing around and more photographs.
Its wonderful to play with light using such an amazing lens
Even at Night… Photography is easy
We fancied a bite so we nipped to this Dome cafe on the coast at Geraldton. Most of the Domes are pretty good. It was very dark but with the 50mm Mitakon 0.95 50mm lens it was easy to get some atmosphere in the shots. The good thing about shooting with such a large aperture is the fact that you can minimize noise. there was virtually no noise in these images and they have that same large aperture 50 mm STYLE.
I visited the Denmark river and the old boat ramp. In the past I’ve sold images from this area. But now I could isolate key features with the 50mm. The day was relatively overcast but there’s a certain brightness about these 50 mm images. As you can see the area of focus is easy to define.
Great isolation of subjects is easy when using this particular Mikaton Lens.
The shots were taken near the residency building in Albany. Apart from the artificial lighting it was actually quite dark. While we were shooting the car park lighting came on which is quite bright and that changed the feel of the images.
It was quite windy and stormy on the coast and I took a lot of images with a telephoto lens. However these images were taken at 50 mm and are very complimentary and detailed. The tonal balance and detail is excellent with this lens.
Another feature of shooting with the Mitakon lens is the ability to isolate the subject. As this lily image illustrates, you can achieve a soft and shallow depth of field with precise focus when combining the benefits of a large aperture lens with a mirror less camera.
And finally here is a mixed selection of images that show the character of this lens. I really like shooting with 50 mm and I can see its appeal. More and more a 50 mm lens is finding its way into my constant kit.
50mm Lens Mitakon Lenscraft Photography Sharp Light
So these images illustrate the benefits of shooting with the 50mm Mitakon 0.95 lens.