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REVIEW: Yashica Yashinon 5.5cm f/1.8

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-01-03

Yashica Yashinon 5.5cm f/1.8

Specs:

Lens:
5.5cm

Aperture:
f/1.8 to f/16
6 bladed aperure

Closest Focus:
0.5m (1.7ft)

Weight:
230g

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Wide open:
Sharp center
Fairly mild corner softness which is gone by f/4
Some vignetting

Renders very good at all apertures.
Great image quality stoped down

Analogue B&W film
Yashica Yashinon
                            5.5cm f/1.8
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f/1.8 - f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Nice
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/1.8 - f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8

Flare
f/1.8              
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8
               f/16
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8
Flare video clip
Yashica Yashinon
                                              5.5cm f/1.8



Filming
Yashica
                                              Yashinon 5.5cm f/1.8



Sample
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon 5.5cm
                                                          f/1.8

Build quality

Very good and with a nice solid and quality feel.


Conclusion

Nice little lens with great image and build quality.
But the flares don't look very nice unless you looking for a big and destingt flare.

Thumbs up:
Image and build quality
Bokeh


Thumbs down:
Flare



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