Showcase Zenitar-M 50mm f/1.7

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Edmunds, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Edmunds

    Edmunds Mu-43 Regular

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    Just got an m42 adapter, and walked around my dad's house with this lens I got from his Zenit camera.

    Looks pretty good to me, I'll have to do more shooting with it.

    All of these are straight OOC JPGs with the OM-D. I believe all of these are wide open at f/1.7
     

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  2. MarylandUSA

    MarylandUSA Mu-43 Veteran

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    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    Some say the Zenitar 50/1.7 is a hidden gem. With the microcontrast shown in your food shot, I can see why.
     
  3. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sidinei
    I truly love this lens.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slorenzi/7019193655/" title="Brazilian Watercolor (Please see it in black background - press L) por sLorenzi, no Flickr"> 7019193655_4973d90e90_c.jpg "800" height="646" alt="Brazilian Watercolor (Please see it in black background - press L)"></a>

    The one big problem I found out, at least in my sample, is a kind of arc it creates when photographing lamp posts. Could you try yours to see if it occurs too? Thanks.
    It's like this:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slorenzi/5578149883/" title="That Cold Night, That Long Road por sLorenzi, no Flickr"> 5578149883_539b42295c_z.jpg "640" height="503" alt="That Cold Night, That Long Road"></a>
     
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  4. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    I am trying to buy a Zenitar 50mm 1.7. what should be the right price ?
     
  5. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Brazil
    Sidinei
    I got mine through eBay, in a kit with the Zenith 19 camera. It is in excellent condition, but I recommend looking for a seller with good reputation because there are many Russian lenses bad serviced around there.
     
  6. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    Bought one on eBay @ $70 incl shipping. Looking forward to it. Will post pics when it arrives.
     
  7. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    Zenitar 50mm 1.7 - shap wide open with lovely bokeh & nice colors. fab portrait lens.

    Finally got the lens today from Ukraine via US thru my brother. both photos @ 1.7
    E-PL5, ISO 200 @ 1.7
     

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  8. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    Zenitar 50mm 1.7 - . fab portrait lens

    E-PL5 ISO 200 @ 1.7


    This is gem of a lens
     

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  9. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    Zenitar 50mm 1.7 - fab portrait lens

    @ 1.7 ISO 1600 on E-PL5
     

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  10. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    Zenitar 50mm 1.7 - fab portrait lens

    @1.7 ISO 200
    posted in Portraits thread also
     

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  11. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    @f 4.0 ISO 200
    This lens is SHARP .....
     

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  12. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    @ 1.7 ISO 200 on E-PL5
     

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  13. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 3, 2013
    India
    Ramesh
    Zenitar 50mm 1.7 - shap wide open with lovely bokeh & nice colors. fab portrait lens.

    @1.7 ISO 200 on E-PL5
     

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  14. Snowonuluru

    Snowonuluru Mu-43 All-Pro

    I got one of these today, and took a few shots around home. Very happy with it!
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  15. Snowonuluru

    Snowonuluru Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sharp from wide open at f1.7, you know when you've nailed focus, no if's no but's. Colour and contrast are great. MFD at 0.45m is OK for covering most situations.

    55025245-Zenitar M 50f1.7.jpg

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  16. Snowonuluru

    Snowonuluru Mu-43 All-Pro

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