The second version of this glass began to be produced in 1956. The lens has a good picture, but it has an awkward aperture ring and, most importantly, incredible vignetting.
I've tested quite a few manual glasses. However, the second version of the Canon 50mm f / 1.8 rangefinder became a real vignette record holder. It is so large that when the aperture is open, the entire image darkens! That is, not only the edges, but also the center.
To verify this, just look at the comparison example below.
Canon RF 50mm f / 1.8 sample photo - second version
The paired shots were taken with a fully open and a fairly closed aperture. All the rest - in a completely open
- Author: Krasnoyarsk photographer Artur Mikhanev
- Photographer, consultant, teacher, candidate of historical sciences
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