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Auto Yashinon 1.8/55 Samples
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:33 pm    Post subject: Auto Yashinon 1.8/55 Samples Reply with quote

Just some samples from the lens that came with my Spotmatic.

#1 F1.8


#2 F5.6


#3 F11


#4 F4


#5 F1.8


#6 F5.6 (contrast boost in PP)


#7 F1.8


And a crop of #7


#8 F4


PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think that will do nicely. i really, really like what happens to the background on the open shots.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!!! Beautiful, buttery bokeh when used wide-open Martin, and seems like a very good performer throughout the range.

Sweet shots too Smile


PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I'm surprised at is the lack of CA on such an old lens that looks to be single coated.

The bokeh is buttery. Unfortunately the overcast conditions limited my tests a bit.

I'm so impressed that I'm now on the lookout for other Auto Yashinons. These are a real joy to use.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the last one at F4. Nice color and bokeh. Mike


PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh beautiful bokeh and sharp too.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely results from teh fittie lens Martin! Cool


PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont know martin, is it me, or are the colors muted and the contrast a little light? dont mean to be a downer, but thats how it hits my eye...i have an yashinon and i feel the same way about mine, bokeh nice, but with the above limitations.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, wonderful images, only in the last photo is something of CA in the backlight with the sky background.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The light was flat as noted which would have made contrast and saturation off. It's not the most contrasty lens but sauturation seems ok if not quite good.

CA? Nope, this lens doesn't suffer with it surprisingly.

I've been using it today and will post some with today's better lighting in the MF gallery section.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Martin.

Congratulation!!

Which yashinon do you have? Any pic of she?


Rino.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

estudleon wrote:
Hi Martin.

Congratulation!!

Which yashinon do you have? Any pic of she?


Rino.

Hey Rino

Here `she' is Cool




PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What lovely countryside.

I really like the fourth photo, such an interesting subject and nicely composed.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin, very nice lens.

She's a beauty, like a lady (no matter her years).

Enjoy !!

Rino.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a cracking lens!! Great images from 'her'! The pond with th educks is supeb for color and contrast. Very nice.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a sexy lens. A chap did a double-take when I was out with it in town the other day when it was mounted on my 40D.

heartcat wrote:
What lovely countryside.

I really like the fourth photo, such an interesting subject and nicely composed.

Thanks - I'm so lucky that I live where I do. I didn't walk further than a mile to get these shots as I live on farmland with plenty of surrounding fields.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nicly done. I like the one with landmark, it's quite good for wide open


PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good lens indeed.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no issues with yashinons hitting spotmatic mirror? i have my eye on a couple ...


PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I opened up this lens and tampered with the optics a bit to see what would happen. Cool