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Yashica Super-Yashinon 5cm f/1.8 (Tomioka) - m39
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:02 pm    Post subject: Yashica Super-Yashinon 5cm f/1.8 (Tomioka) - m39 Reply with quote

I picked up this lens recently. Nice heavy build in a small package like most of the ltm lenses.


PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very nice Lars!


PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a beautiful lens, hope it is good!


PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be interesting to see if Canon 50/1.8 LTM can beat it in IQ!


PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great. Congrats


PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx guys, I can make comparison of the Canon and the Yashinon


PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find, good little lens, I was looking for one, it or a Fuji, I found a Fuji first.
The Yashinon is a relatively rare lens, nikkor's and Canon's are much more plentiful.
Some sample shots in this thread:
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=119203

Edit: just found the listing.... Very good price!


PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just finished cleaning the old grease out of the Auto Yashinon R 50 / 2 about an hour ago, it's all nicely re-lubed and ready to go. It's also Tomioka / Tominon and a quick test last week looks very promising, I'm looking forward to using it. And looking forward to seeing the results of your 1.8. Today I've been using a preset Yashinon R 135 / 3.5 which is wonderful. I'm getting to like old Yashica stuff.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Very nice looking lens! Congrats.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it for $200 which is ok consider this is a rare ltm lens.
I have a day off tomorrow to take it for a walk and I will share some results later...

Thank you for comments


PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compared against Canon 50mm f/1.8 (bottom)

ISO 200, handheld, f/1.8, 100% crop (click for original size) , jpg straight from camera.



The resolvanse seems to be slightly better on the Yashinon, but the Canon have slightly better contrast. Spherical aberrations are more visible on the yashinon and both have some chromatic issues.


PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jpg from camera, just resized, no pp or sharpening



PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoo Turtle Congrats

I like it!