Showcase Yashinon DX 45mm f/1.7

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In the process of adapting this great looking lens from a Yashica Electro rangefinder thrift store find. Using a C-mount adapter, with the inside rings from an M42 adapter as a spacer, currently hand-held in place. Working OK, but focus to infinity is going to require some metal grinding, I'm afraid.

 

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White balance is off - a mix of incandecent and flourescent lighting in the room and the photographer's noobiness to terms like "white balance". ;)

Here's one in natural lighting @f4. Wide open is really quite soft.

 
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Wow, this can be done? I left my SLRs at home for 2 years to flirt with rangefinders. None of my SLR lenses could top my Yashinon 45/1.7 (6 elements, 4 groups) for edge-to-edge sharpness and beautiful color rendering.
 

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Here's more info on this, including a link to a Flickr set with lots of photos of the process. I personally only got about halfway. ;-)

https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=5802

I just ordered a Yashinon DX 50mm f/1.7 M42 lens on EBay for pretty cheap, am hoping it renders similarly to the Yashinon 45mm f/1.7 on the Electro rangefinder.
 

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