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REVIEW: Auto Weistar 55mm f/1.7

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-05-09


Auto Weistar 55mm f/1.7

Specs:

Lens:
55mm

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

Focus:
Infinit to 0.5m (1.6ft)

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Analogue B&W film
Wide open have a bit of glow but nice and sharp and that striking corner softness but it's there.
Glow is gone by f/2.8 and the lens is just great from here.
Auto Weistar 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
                                                          Weistar 55mm
                                                          f/1.7

Flare
Got the sun just over, and the lens handles this great.
Auto Weistar 55mm
                                                  f/1.7


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter.
Auto
                                                          Weistar 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              
Auto
                                                          Weistar 55mm
                                                          f/1.7
               Flare
Auto
                                                          Weistar 55mm
                                                          f/1.7


Filming
Auto
                                                          Weistar 55mm
                                                          f/1.7

Build quality


Great build quality and everything got a nice and solid feel to it.


Conclusion

This is next to identical to the Auto Chinon 55mm f/1.7 it tumes of looks but this lens performs a lot better.
Not perfect wide open bit still very good.

Thumbs up:
Great image quality at all aperture
Great built quality

Thumbs down:
Glow wide open



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