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REVIEW: Yashica Yashinon-DS 50mm f/2

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-09-14

Yashica Yashinon-DS 50mm f2

Specs:

Lens:
50mm

Aperture:
f/2 to f/16
6 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 0.5m (1.75ft)

Mount:
M42

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

Yashica Yashinon-DS
                            50mm f2

Image quality

Wide open have sharp center and farly mild corner softness which is next to gone by f/4.
F/2 have also some vignetting.

Analogue B&W film
Yashica Yashinon-DS
                            50mm f2
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f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Yashica
                                                      Yashinon-DS 50mm
                                                      f2
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon-DS
                                                          50mm f2


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon-DS
                                                          50mm f2
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f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon-DS
                                                          50mm f2
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon-DS
                                                          50mm f2

Flare
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon-DS
                                                          50mm f2
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon-DS
                                                          50mm f2




More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/yashica-auto-yashinon-ds-50mm-f2/




Filming
Yashica Yashinon-DS
                                            50mm f2

Build quality

Really good!
Robust and got a nice feel to it.


Conclusion

Good image and build quality and one can't ask for much more.
Flare could be a bit better but I would not say that its a problem.

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Yashica Yashinon-DS 50mm f2

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

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