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REVIEW: Auto Chinon Multi-Coated 55mm f/1.7

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-10-03

Auto Chinon Multi-Coated 55mm f/1.7

Specs:

Lens:
50mm

Aperture:
f/1.7 to f/16
6 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 0.5m (1.7ft)

Weight:
211g

Mount:
M42

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)


Image quality

Wide open:
Good center sharpness
Fairly good corner softness (gone f/4)
Vignetting (next to gone by f/2.8 but completely gone at f/4)

Renders very good at all apertures

Analogue B&W film
Auto Chinon
                            Multi-Coated 55mm f/1.7
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f/1.7 - f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Looks good.
Auto Chinon
                                                      Multi-Coated 55mm
                                                      f/1.7
Auto
                                                          Chinon
                                                          Multi-Coated
                                                          55mm f/1.7


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Auto
                                                          Chinon
                                                          Multi-Coated
                                                          55mm f/1.7
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/1.7 - f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Auto
                                                          Chinon
                                                          Multi-Coated
                                                          55mm f/1.7
Auto
                                                          Chinon
                                                          Multi-Coated
                                                          55mm f/1.7

Flare
Mostly good but can look bad if you get the sun from a angle
Auto
                                                          Chinon
                                                          Multi-Coated
                                                          55mm f/1.7
Auto
                                                          Chinon
                                                          Multi-Coated
                                                          55mm f/1.7
Auto Chinon
                                              Multi-Coated 55mm f/1.7


Filming
Auto Chinon
                                            Multi-Coated 55mm f/1.7

Build quality

Very good and solid.
Also have a great feel to it.


Conclusion

Great lens with good image and build quality.
Not perfect wide open but most of the negative aspects is only if you use it on a full frame camera.

Thumbs up:
Image and build quality
Bokeh
Feel

Thumbs down:
Corner softness on a full frame
Contrast wide open (small thumbs down)



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Technical Info
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: Rollei RPX 100
Developer: Kodak D76

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