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testing my lenses - part 81 - Auto Rikenon 55mm/1.4
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: testing my lenses - part 81 - Auto Rikenon 55mm/1.4 Reply with quote











PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good looking results!
Is it the M42 Tomioka?


PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How close did that bird let you get? That looks pretty close for a 55mm.


PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adent wrote:
How close did that bird let you get? That looks pretty close for a 55mm.
i was about 2-3 meters away from the crow

@ minolfan - this is m42 lens and lookin on the web it should be tomioka


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one too, and among my fifties is the one I like more. Partly because it's the only 1.4 I own, partly because it behaves well, partly because mechanically seems very well made, robust and smooth.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, i guess this is an invitation to buy one.
Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are those shots made with the e520? That's gorgeous! How did you process them?


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohh nooo, what have you done! I don't need another 50...


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fermy wrote:
Ohh nooo, what have you done! I don't need another 50...

I bought my first 50 mm a bit over a month ago and i'm already waiting for my third one Laughing


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karhallarn wrote:
Are those shots made with the e520? That's gorgeous! How did you process them?


yes, those were made with e520.
i usually adjust levels if needed, then contrast and at last minimal amount of unsharp mask


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ilguercio wrote:

I bought my first 50 mm a bit over a month ago and i'm already waiting for my third one Laughing


You are just entering the slippery slope Smile. I looked in my files and I already have 13 50mm lenses, and 18 if I add 52-58mm range. And now he puts up this...


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My parents don't even know how addicted i already am.
Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fermy wrote:
Ohh nooo, what have you done! I don't need another 50...


+1

Sad
Rolling Eyes
Laughing


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I own this lens and I need to get better with it. Those shot are very nice!


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with the 50s is that they are widely available and generally very cheap.
I'm always on a tight budget but the curiosity to try out a lens is always very strong.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno if there was too much sharpening involved but if not this is probably the sharpest 1.4 I've seen. I have a "Super Reflecta" which supposedly is also a Tomioka clone, I don't think it gets this sharp though...


PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you guys post more samples and crops?


PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, nice shots! Colors are gorgeous.

What's the correct price for that kind of lense ?


PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ilguercio wrote:
Can you guys post more samples and crops?








Ghost2501 wrote:
What's the correct price for that kind of lense ?

i got it at a local photo fair for around 100$

ChromaticAberration wrote:
if there was too much sharpening involved

i apply the same amount of sharpening to all samples from any lens i test (but i didn't start using sharpening until mid way through testing my lenses series) , settings of unsharp mask i use in gimphoto are radius 5,0 , amount 0,5 , threshold 0


PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does it deal with purple fringing at 1.4?
I see none to very little in your samples, is it due to the processing?


PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ilguercio wrote:
How does it deal with purple fringing at 1.4?
I see none to very little in your samples, is it due to the processing?


i didn't encounter fringing , but that might be because it was cloudy when i took these
anyhow fringing is something i don't fix in processing,so if sample doesn't show it, there probably wasn't fringing


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it shows up mostly when in direct sunlight, when under the shade fringing is gone.


PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

new samples with E-M5