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REVIEW: Auto Chinon MC 50mm f/1.7

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2014-08-03

Auto Chinon MC 50mm f/1.7

Specs:

Focal length:
50mm
Weight:
200g
Optical design:
??
Mount:
Pentax K (PK)
Aperture:
f/1.7 to f/22
6 bladed aperure
Covers:
Standard 35mm film size
(24×36 mm negative)
Closest Focus:
0.45m (1.5ft)
Filter Size:
49mm (non-rotating)


Image quality


Analogue B&W film
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Bokeh
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Digital
Auto
                                                          Chinon MC 50mm
                                                          f/1.7
Download full size image. Here
f/1.7 - f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22


Bokeh
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Flare / Backlight
Auto Chinon MC 50mm
                                              f/1.7


Extra Sample
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More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/auto-chinon-mc-50mm-f1-7/



Filming
Auto Chinon MC 50mm
                                            f/1.7



Build quality

It's all metal and are very solid and well built.


Conclusion

Over all a very nice lens.

Image quality wide open is quite nice with good center sharpness and not too much corner softness.
You do get some glow, vignetting etc but nothing to bad.
Stop it down to about f/2.8 and you can get a nice clean image quality.

Compare this to the Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7 and the Pentax have a slight advantage but not by much.
But a Chinon lens is usually a bit cheaper and gives great value for the money.


Thumbs up:
Image quality
Build quality
Bokeh
Value for your money

Thumbs down:



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Camera: Chinon CG-5
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: AGFA CINEREX (X-ray film)
Developer: Kodak Xtol

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