Film Foto Forever

Everything in old school photography

Founded in 1980, we specialize in professional photographic equipment, especially all film cameras built before 1976. Our mission is to preserve and promote the use of non-digital, fully mechanical cameras and the art of black and white film processing as well as silver halide printing. 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you all had a great 2014 and have an even better 2015! In the coming year we hope to bring you more original content. We will have more film camera tests and reviews, more legacy glass reviews and may even test the waters with some video reviews. In the interim while we work on putting this content together, check out this awesome story and video over at National Geographic. It is a behind the scene look at how a non-photographer has greatly contributed to the magazine. Make sure you watch the video that goes along with it. Best New Years wishes!

 

-John

Sony A7 with Canon 50mm f1.2 LTM Lens Test Part One

At Film Foto Forever, we are all about film photography. At the same time we know that sometimes digital photography is a necessity. My first really decent DSLR was a Nikon D7100. It is a fantastic camera and I cannot recommend it enough. As good as the Nikon was, I recently decided to trade it in for a Sony A7. Although I am just an amateur photographer, I really wanted a full frame camera. I also really wanted to experiment with vintage glass. The Sony A7 was the perfect fit. So far I do not regret my decision. It is a truly awesome camera. I purchased a Metabones Leica M to Sony NEX adapter to use for the Leica Mount lenses I wanted to test first. The first lens I wanted to try out was a Canon 50mm f1.2 lens with a Leica Thread Mount. I hope to do several tests with many different lenses and turn this into a regular blog post. The following is my first test with the Sony A7, Metabones Adapter, Leica LTM to M adapter and Canon 50mm f1.2. As I mentioned earlier, I am by no means an expert, so please forgive me if these tests aren't very technical. You can see the results for yourself!

All Shots were made with a tripod and converted to .jpg in Lighroom with zero changes made. Focus was on the very center ornament.

I will add more real world tests to this lens soon. The Metabones adapter works flawlessly and I can't recommend it enough. I am also very impressed with the Canon Lens. The bokeh has a unique look and for being a f1.2 lens, it is fairly lightweight and compact and pairs well with the A7.

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/25sec, f1.2

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/25sec, f1.2

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/25sec, f1.2 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/25sec, f1.2 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/25sec, f1.4

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/25sec, f1.4

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/25sec, f1.4 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/25sec, f1.4 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/13sec, f2

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/13sec, f2

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/13sec, f2 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/13sec, f2 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/6sec, f12.8

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/6sec, f12.8

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/6sec, f12.8 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/6sec, f12.8 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/3sec, f4

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/3sec, f4

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/3sec, f4 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1/3sec, f4 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 0.6sec, f5.6

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 0.6sec, f5.6

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 0.6sec, f5.6 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 0.6sec, f5.6 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1.3sec, f8

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1.3sec, f8

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1.3sec, f8 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 1.3sec, f8 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 2.5sec, f11

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 2.5sec, f11

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 2.5sec, f11 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 2.5sec, f11 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 5.0sec, f16

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 5.0sec, f16

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 5.0sec, f16 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 5.0sec, f16 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 10.0sec, f22

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 10.0sec, f22

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 10.0sec, f22 Crop

Canon 50mm f1.2---ISO 100, 10.0sec, f22 Crop