Showcase Yashinon DX 50mm f/1.4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by avidone, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    I really lucked into this m42 lens, a bit dusty on the outside but otherwise in nearly mint condition, yesterday for 19 euro at a second-hand store.

    I understand it was made by Tomioka, probably mid to late 1960's, and it seems to be quite highly regarded from what I read online, some saying it compares well with the Takumars.

    These are just a few early sample shots, and taken in the high sun of the day unfortunately, but to begin to get an idea. Pleased so far...

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    face sculpture by Asher Berry, on Flickr

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    Annette at St. Paul's by Asher Berry, on Flickr

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    koi abstract by Asher Berry, on Flickr

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    backlit white flowers by Asher Berry, on Flickr
     
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  2. Jorge Ledesma

    Jorge Ledesma Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2011
    Miami
    1st shot is quite interesting, very nicely done.
     
  3. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    I am really loving this lens more and more; started getting some really interesting results out of it wide open at night. Note that the one with the trees is pushing lens and camera to absolute limits-- it was so dark I could barely see the outlines of the trees with my own eyes:

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    Casina dei Pini by Asher Berry, on Flickr

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    Backseat Photographer by Asher Berry, on Flickr

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    Tangenziale 20:45 by Asher Berry, on Flickr

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    San Lorenzo 21:00 by Asher Berry, on Flickr

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    Roman Pines in Deep Darkness by Asher Berry, on Flickr
     
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