Big Glass, Small Body: Canon 50mm f/0.95 on an Olympus E-P1

Chinese photo enthusiast Benny Wong mounted his large (and rare) Canon 50mm f/0.95 lens onto his tiny Olympus E-P1 Micro for a pretty awesome looking setup.

Here are some sample photographs:

The Canon 50mm f/0.95 is known as the Canon “dream lens”, and there’s a Flickr group dedicated to it that contains plenty of sample photos. The lens occasionally pops up on eBay for $500+, and the adapter needed for using it with your MFT camera will also set you back an additional $100-$200.

(via DCHome via Photojojo)

Image credits: Photographs by Benny Wong and used with permission

  • SLRuser

    Now that is one big lens…
    Probably not the most practical thing but it sure looks great!

  • Marblexyz

    Mounting this full frame lens on a micro 4/3rds gives you a cropped image, making it a 100mm lens.

  • Skinner Photographs

    …you mean a pretty *stupid* looking setup.

  • Nigel

    100mm and twice the depth of field that .95 would provide on a full frame (35mm) camera.

  • Anonymous

    Wow great blog, I was looking for something else on ask but found your site on page 1 so thought I would pay a visit and now have bookmarked.

  • Harrison Cronbi
  • Richard Ford

    Depth of field is the same.  The lens’s optical characteristics don’t change because the sensor or film size does.  Try and vette what you read on the internet some time, m’kay?

  • ceebeee


  • Nigel

    LOL – Really? Obviously you don’t have a clue what you are talking about.

    Educate yourself before you make yourself look like more of a fool.

    Some good reading for you: 

    “As sensor size increases, the depth of field will decrease for a given aperture (when filling the frame with a subject of the same size and distance). This is because larger sensors require one to get closer to their subject, or to use a longer focal length in order to fill the frame with that subject. This means that one has to use progressively smaller aperture sizes in order to maintain the same depth of field on larger sensors. The following calculator predicts the required aperture and focal length in order to achieve the same depth of field (while maintaining perspective).”


  • Nigel

    m’kay – What kind of loser comment is that anyway, grow a pair.

  • Matt

    LOL I love these DOF arguments.  Both sides say the same thing on the technical side.  So, both are technically correct.  But both feel entitled to belittle the other wrong side, because if you got math on your side it is OK to be rude.

    Me I side on practicallity.  If I use a larger sensor, I will get closer to get the same relative image size on the sensor.  And hence less DOF.  So, I kind of side with the less DOF for larger sensors.  Because why would I make my subjects a smaller part of the overall image?  Just to prove that if I did it would be the same DOF?

  • Nigel

    You’re right Matt, I should have been the bigger person and not made the rude comments. I feel victim to him to his rudeness I suppose.

  • Chung Dha

    That is a photoshop no way that lens be that huge, pluse no way the be a white opening on the back of the lens if it was attached to the camera.

  • Bennywong

    i am the owner on this pic. NO photoshoped on this pic, except level and some sharpen. the white thing on the back of the lens is reflection of the reflector i putted it right in front of the lens. 

  • hawaiiky

    Where can i find the mft adapter?

  • TN

    you misunderstand how the crop multiplier works.. this 50mm lens, on m43, has the field of view of a 100mm lens on FF. the laws of physics don’t change because you use a smaller sensor… it’s still a 50mm focal length lens. same as how the aperture is a ratio, and doesn’t change when you calculate the field of view of a croped sensor

  • Manuel Cordero

    Its all about ratios.. sensor size, focal distance and maximum aperture. no big deal!