|Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:58 pm Post subject: Will. Wetzlar Vastar 2.8/50 M42 - What a tiny lens !
2 days ago I received a Will. Wetzlar Vastar 2.8/50.
It was a big surprise to me as I received a little parcel in which I found a lot of protection and in silk paper a very very small lens.
Very quicly I got my M42 to Eos adapter to check that point... and, well yes it is M42.
So, here it is compared to the Aus Jena Tessar 2.8/50 and the Helios-44M 2/58 :
Left = Will. Wetzlar Vastar 2.8/50 ; f2.8 to f22 ; min focus 0,90m ; 12 blades...
Center = Aus Jena Tessar 2.8/50 ; f2.8 to f22 ; min focus 0,35m ; 5 blades
Right = Helios 44-M 2/58 ; f2 to f16 ; min focus 0,55m ; 8 blades
Now all alone :
Now a few comparison shots between the Tessar and the Vastar.
Wide open at f2.8 :
stopped at f8 :
I was surprised of the results of this dwarf lens.
Sure it is soft wide open, but closed a bit it renders quite well.
Nice found !
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