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

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by jambaj0e, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    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.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4953795386/" title="P9031153 by jambaj0e81, on Flickr"> 4953795386_ca28697859.jpg "500" height="375" alt="P9031153" /></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4953791080/" title="P9031147 by jambaj0e81, on Flickr"> 4953791080_68d812fe7f.jpg "500" height="375" alt="P9031147" /></a>

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4953787884/" title="P9031144 by jambaj0e81, on Flickr"> 4953787884_b66ba2d591.jpg "500" height="375" alt="P9031144" /></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4953195263/" title="P9031143 by jambaj0e81, on Flickr"> 4953195263_7651225c9f.jpg "500" height="375" alt="P9031143" /></a>

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  2. schmadde

    schmadde New to Mu-43

    Mar 4, 2010
    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.
  3. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    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.