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Bigmango's Yashica ML 2.8/35
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:01 am    Post subject: Bigmango's Yashica ML 2.8/35 Reply with quote

Here's one I took with the Yashica 35mm lens that I have sold to Bigmango:



Man, what a lens. I would have never sold it if I hadn't the Distagon.
Here it's either wide open or just f/4
Note: zero vignetting - and this is the 5D.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here's the lens ( I know Bill that you wanted to see it):



PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nipon, you're going to like this! Looks almost new, too! Great shot, Orio,
how much did you pay Melissa for posing, union scale? Laughing

Bill


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very well-built and I like the focusing grip, too.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"3-D" look:



PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:
Looks very well-built and I like the focusing grip, too.


Yes, it's metal and feels quite solid although tiny, it's sexy.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:
Nipon, you're going to like this!
Bill


Hey, I told you it's a great lens. Wink
You should always trust me you know? Laughing Wink


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Katastrofo wrote:
Nipon, you're going to like this!
Bill


Hey, I told you it's a great lens. Wink
You should always trust me you know? Laughing Wink


I get dibs on the next one! Wink


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 3D shot was at f2.8? Nice.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gerania:



PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:
The 3D shot was at f2.8? Nice.


Yes, wide open.
That shot tells me this lens is a Distagon design more than any Kyocera engineer could confirm.
I have the Distagon 2.8/35 and it produces exactly the same imagery and the same "plasticity"
I could easily swap the two lenses and don't notice.
This is why I told you this was a great bargain, Distagon costs three times as much.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous!


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Katastrofo wrote:
The 3D shot was at f2.8? Nice.


Yes, wide open.
That shot tells me this lens is a Distagon design more than any Kyocera engineer could confirm.
I have the Distagon 2.8/35 and it produces exactly the same imagery and the same "plasticity"
I could easily swap the two lenses and don't notice.
This is why I told you this was a great bargain, Distagon costs three times as much.


Next time type in BIG BLOCK LETTERS! Laughing


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oleander:



PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:

Next time type in BIG BLOCK LETTERS! Laughing


You have to be faster Razz


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you know what they say, "here today, Distagon tomorrow." Laughing

You're killing me! Laughing


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oleander again:



PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:
Well, you know what they say, "here today, Distagon tomorrow." Laughing


ROTFLMAO! Laughing


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This last one looks like an early morning shot...

I like the light.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Orio

I am impressed. Thanks for the photos and the lens.I am excited about the 3-D and was following the website you provided link to.

What is the conclusion? Is it from many factors i.e. lens, lighting and many others? Can you do "3-D for Dummies" summary?so that I can try it on the lens when I receive it.

Cheers

Hi Bill

Eat your heart out, hah?


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigmango wrote:

Hi Bill

Eat your heart out, hah?


Yup, but I'm sure you'll put it to good use. Wink

Bill


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:
This last one looks like an early morning shot...
I like the light.


Spot metering on the flower.
One of the comforts of the 5D Wink


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW .... very very nice pic Smile. Great lens I presume.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigmango wrote:
Hi Orio
I am impressed. Thanks for the photos and the lens.I am excited about the 3-D and was following the website you provided link to.
What is the conclusion? Is it from many factors i.e. lens, lighting and many others? Can you do "3-D for Dummies" summary?so that I can try it on the lens when I receive it.
Cheers


You're welcome, Nipon.
What is the conclusion? I don't have the technical knowledge to draw conclusions. I only know what my eyes can see. but I have a trained eye. Wink
I believe that there is something that some lenses have and some don't. I agree with one of the observations made on the Fred Miranda forum: there are lenses that just "don't cut it" even in the most favourable lighting and subejcts conditions; and there are lenses that "make it" even when the conditions are barely there.
If you look no only at the balcony image, but also at the Gerania image, you will see that "at work" there too. Whatever it is, the Yashica lens has it plenty.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sqwall wrote:
WOW .... very very nice pic Smile. Great lens I presume.


Yes, but not expensive. It can be easily found used around 60 Euros, sometimes less.
Some Yashica ML lenses (the wide angle ones in particular) are rumoured to be basically rebadged Contax Zeiss with cheaper materials, and after having seen with my eyes, I believe this is true.

Yashica ML 35mm and 28mm are affordable lenses that one should always monitor on Ebay, because they deliver pro quality image.