Opinions on a vintage Yashica DSB 50mm 1.9 (with pics of lens by E-PL1)

jambaj0e

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Hey guys,
I'm thinking about using a vintage Yashica DSB 50mm 1.9f lens that I have from my dad's old Yashica FX-2.

I do have to get it clean. Is there an adapter for it? I think it may be a C/Y mount, but correct me if I'm wrong

Is it worth using? I hear IQ can be very sharp!

Here are some pics taken from my E-PL1 on a STX tripod with a JOBY Gorillapod Ballhead.

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schmadde

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It can be adapted. I bought an Adapter for Contax/Yashica Mount for around $20 on ebay. I can't say if it's worth ist. The DSB lenses were the inferior ones, the better ones were the "ML" Lenses. I have an 50 1.4 Yashica ML which is quite good if stopped down to 2.8 or so. Wide open it suffers from some CA in harsh contrasts and is a little soft in 100% view.
 

Ulfric M Douglas

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Hey Jamba!
Before sending off for an adapter simply hold (or place in-line on a table & books) your lens infront of the camera so the focus is approximately right ... and take some photos using various apertures.
That way you'll know if the lens is OK-to-good or poor-to-OK.

I guess I make it sound so simple.
 

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