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Showcase Yashinon Tomioka 60mm F/2.8 Macro

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by RedNumber5, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. RedNumber5

    RedNumber5 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    Antioch, CA
    This is a M42 screw mount lens and was built by Tomioka. This is the Yashica Yashinon branded version and a Mamiya/Sekor branded version was also built by Tomioka. It is all metal with the lens recessed in quite a bit in so there is no need for a hood. Also this is a preset lens, meaning there are 2 rings on the front of the lens. One ring(inner) is for setting the aperture you want and the outer ring is for opening up the aperture for focusing and then twisting it down to until it stops at the aperture you set with the inner ring.

    The lens has 6 blades for the aperture and can go 1:1 macro. The focusing ring from it's minimum focusing distance of about 8.6 inches to 12 inches is about 190 degrees of turn. To go from 5 feet to infinity you turn about 8 degrees.

    Below are some examples from F/2.8-8.0. I didn't go any farther as I just wanted to get some examples. The bokeh is kind of interesting. Some people like it others don't. Also, if you get the lens in a certain way, the flare actually come out hexagonal. I've got an example of it below.

    Canon PowerShot A640    7.3-29.2 mm    11mm    f/3.2    1/3s    ISO 400

    The preset rings
    Canon PowerShot A640    7.3-29.2 mm    7mm    f/3.2    1/3s    ISO 400

    The 6 blade aperture
    Canon PowerShot A640    7.3-29.2 mm    22mm    f/3.5    1/5s    ISO 400

    At f/2.8
    DMC-G1    ---       f/1.0    1/20s    ISO 100

    At f/8.0
    DMC-G1    ---       f/1.0    1/20s    ISO 800

    Example of the hexagonal flaring that can occur
    DMC-GH2    ---       f/1.0    1/80s    ISO 1000

    Example of the bokeh. At f/2.8
    DMC-GH2    ---       f/1.0    1/100s    ISO 400

    At f/4.0
    DMC-GH2    ---       f/1.0    1/60s    ISO 800

    Another example of it's macro capability
    DMC-GH2    ---       f/1.0    1/1600s    ISO 800

    A Valjoux movement at f/4.0
    DMC-GH2    ---       f/1.0    1/30s    ISO 400

    At f/8.0
    DMC-GH2    ---       f/1.0    1/10s    ISO 400
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  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011

    Enjoy the lens!
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Very nice!
  4. RedNumber5

    RedNumber5 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    Antioch, CA
    Thanks! Hopefully I'll get some other pictures up soon with this remarkable lens.
  5. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Nice Macros. Looks like a great lens.
  6. RedNumber5

    RedNumber5 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    Antioch, CA
    It is a great lens and would definitely recommend it. It is one of the more pricier M42 mount lens though, since it has a big following. I got lucky and found this at a thrift shop so be on the look out for this or the Mamiya/Sekor version as they're out there.
  7. kurt1968

    kurt1968 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 30, 2012

    would placing a macro diopter in front of it work well ?
    is it 58mm thread ?
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