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05-31-2014, 07:36 AM   #1
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Auto Chinon 55mm f/1.7 (M42)

Did a review of the Auto Chinon 55mm f/1.7 on my blog.
Here are some of the test shots.
B&W shots are analog and are taken with a Chinon CEII Memotron and AGFA CINEREX (X-ray film)
Color shots are digital and are taken with a Canon 500D.

My review has more and hires images which can be found on my blog: Auto Chinon 55mm f/1.7 (M42) Review







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I also have, and use, this lens. It is great wide open.
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I agree ! A friend of mine had this lens and it was a superb performer - definitely worth having. Slight advantage in focal length ( 55 mm vs. 50mm ) over SMC 50mm 1.7 makes is better for portrait as I noticed the bokeh wide open was more smooth. Is it made by Tomioka , same as famous 55mm 1.4 ?
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Don't know who made this but do agree that it's a nice one.

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A few of my own with this lens on my ist DS. All at 1.7. I found this lens at a camera shop in Manchester, England. It was one of many on a shelf. I think I paid about $40 USD for it. Worth every penny.













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I got it from a flea market. I didn't check it properly when buying and at home I noticed that the aperture is broken, always fully open. It's overall condition is pretty bad. The price was below 10 . Yesterday I tried it for the first time after having it for quite a while already.
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