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REVIEW: Yashica Yashinon DS-M 50mm f/1.7

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-06-03


Yashica Yashinon DS-M 50mm f/1.7

Specs:

Lens:
50mm

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

Focus:
Infinit to 0.5m (1.75ft)

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Analogue B&W film
Good center sharpness wide open and not so severe corner softness.
All corners softness is gone by f/5.6 and the lens is just great from here.
Yashica Yashinon
                            DS-M 50mm 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
Great!
Yashica Yashinon DS-M
                                            50mm f/1.7


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon DS-M
                                                          50mm 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
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon DS-M
                                                          50mm f/1.7

Flare
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon DS-M
                                                          50mm f/1.7




More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/yashica-auto-yashinon-ds-m-50mm-f1-7/




Filming
Yashica Yashinon DS-M 50mm f/1.7

Build quality

Really good and everything have a nice feel to it.


Conclusion

It's really robust and have a nice feel to it and it's not only looks it's also performs great.
You have some corner softness from f/1.7 to f/4 but it's fairly mild.

Thumbs up:
Image quality
Build quality

Thumbs down:
Hard to find one



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