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Yashica 50mm f/1.7 Yashinon DS-M

Sharpness 
 9.7
Aberrations 
 9.0
Bokeh 
 7.0
Handling 
 9.3
Value 
 10.0
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Yashica 50mm f/1.7 Yashinon DS-M
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Description:
* Made in Japan.
* 50mm focal length.
* 6 aperture blades.
* Aperture selection is f/1.7, f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, and f16.
* Minimum focus distance on ring is 0.5 meters.
* M42 mount.
* No Auto/Manual aperture selection switch.
* The "M" in the name "DS-M" stands for multicoated optics.
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New Member

Registered: November, 2013
Posts: 6
Lens Review Date: March 22, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $50.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: very sharp lens
Cons: nothing
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 9    Value: 10    Camera Used: fujifilm x-e1   

very similar to the zeiss planar 1,7/50

very sharp, nice bokeh, good color rendition, high contrast

best results f 5,6-8
   
New Member

Registered: August, 2013
Location: near Boulder Colorado
Posts: 9
Lens Review Date: August 26, 2013 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: very sharp at middle apertures, build quality, cheap, manual focus only
Cons: no auto/man switch, manual focus only
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 8    Handling: 10    Value: 10   






Both photos taken with a K-01 ISO 1600, 1/20 f/2.8

Mine is the single coated version without the "-M" in the name. I bought it on a Yashica TL Electro-X in the summer of 1973. I glued the auto pin down with JB Weld.

The lens is a bit soft wide open nice and sharp by f/2.8 sharpest at f/5.6 and f/8, and declines due to diffraction after that.

I can see a little bit of Chromatic Aberration at the corners when wide open.

In the first photo you can see flare. This was a very low light situation, and there were (relatively) bright points just outside the frame.
   
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Registered: June, 2013
Location: Nevada, USA
Posts: 3,323
Lens Review Date: July 31, 2013 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Solid construction, very sharp with reduced aperture, excellent colors
Cons: No A/M switch, boring bokeh
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 3    Handling: 9    Value: 10   

My copy of this lens has amazing color rendition and is extremely sharp, especially when stopped down to f/8. I could not see aberrations in my stopped down shots. The control rings are well sized, easy to grab, and operate very well. Aperture starts at f/1.7 and the next step down is f/2. This step is marked with a tiny dot next to f/1.7 and is very a short click. You would almost miss it if you didn't know about it.

There is no A/M switch to control the aperture so you will need to glue down the aperture pin or modify the internals of the lens. I glued my pin down after debating it in my head. My bokeh turns out boring, especially compared to a Helios 44M.

I am very pleased with this lens as a walk around lens where I would want as much sharpness across the picture as possible.

I got this lens in a kit full of other goodies so no price is given for my review.

Enjoy the pixel peeping below!


IMGP2280 by poweredbypoptarts, on Flickr


IMGP2309 by poweredbypoptarts, on Flickr
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