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12-01-2008, 07:51 PM   #1
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Few M42 lens samples: Sonnar, Tessar, Tair, Mir, Helios, Yashinon

I have few old lenses and make some shots from of same staff with different lens from one position (tripod).
Camera - Pentax K200D / ISO200

Lens:

CZJ Sonnar f2,8/200mm - link
Tair-11A f2,8/135mm - link
Helios-44-2 f2/58mm - link
CZJ Tessar f2,8/50mm - link
Yashinon DX f1.7/50mm - link
Mir-10A f3.5/28mm - link

Start with wide open:


Sonnar f2.8


100% crop



Tair f2.8


100%crop



Helios f2.0


100%crop



Tessar f2.8


100%crop



Mir f3.5


100%crop



Yashinon f1.7


100%crop



Yashinon f2.8


100%crop




Nrxt at f5.6

Sonnar f5.6


100%crop



Tair f5.6


100%crop



Helios f5.6


100%crop



Tessar f5.6


100%crop



Mir 5.6


100%crop



Yashinon f5.6


100%crop




Then f f8


Sonnar f8


100%crop



Tair f8


100%crop



Helios f8


100%crop



Tessar f8


100%crop



Mir f8


100%crop



Yashinon f8


100%crop




And f16

Sonnar f16


100%crop



Tair f16


100%crop



Helios f16


100%crop



Tessar f16


100%crop



Mir f16


100%crop



Yashinon f16


100%crop




For me the best lens is Tair - very sharp from start (at 2.8), and outstanding bokeh
Next are Sonnar and Yashinon.
Mir and Helios - solid lenses, but soft when are vide open
Tessar - very complicated semiautomatic aperture ring for full manual use and soft when is wide open.

Sorry for my bad english, but i think you understand.

Riba

12-01-2008, 10:34 PM   #2
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I would have ranked the Sonnar, the Yashinon, and the Tair essentially equal with a slight edge to the Yashinon overall. Nice set of comparisons.

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thanks for the tests
surprised not more comments, to be honest not noticing that big of a difference b/n the lenses
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Sorry to dig up this old post but I feel it is a shame that so many forum posts end up with all their related images missing - the whole point of this post is then nullified

Is there any chance of these photos being re-linked or re-posted...?

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05-16-2011, 03:55 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpottyMatic Quote
Sorry to dig up this old post but I feel it is a shame that so many forum posts end up with all their related images missing - the whole point of this post is then nullified

Is there any chance of these photos being re-linked or re-posted...?

Thanks
I'll second that!
Have you tried PM the OP?
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