Review Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm

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Review Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm

Review Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm

TTX Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm
Focal length: 50 mm
Diaphragm: F / 1.7-f / 16.0
Optical design: 6 elements in 5 groups
Number of aperture blades: 6 pieces
MDF: 0.5м
The weight: about 250g
Filter Diameter: 52mm
Landing thread: M42

Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm is a very good fifty dollars. He has several brothers such as the Yashica Yashinon DS-M 50 mm f / 1.7 and the Yashica ML 50 mm f / 1.7. The optical design is very similar to the Planar.

View Overview Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm from different sides

View Overview Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm from different sides

В Promotions from Radozhiva №2 it was the Yashica 1,7 / 50 that was the intended lens, and many participants correctly expressed their opinions in the direction of the Planar 50mm F1.4-1.8. Interesting, but you can find information that Yashica collected some Carl Zeiss lenses.

View Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm on a modern camera

View Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm on a modern camera

The Yashica 1,7 / 50 focus ring rotates about 200 degrees, focusing is very smooth and light. Manual lenses usually have a tighter focus ring. The focus ring on the Yashica 1,7 / 50 can be rotated with one finger and at the same time it is well fixed and does not spontaneously spontaneously. When focusing, the trunk of the lens is extended by a centimeter.

Photo at Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm

Photo on Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm with pronounced bokeh.

The lens has a large enough aperture with aperture F / 1.7. This is 1.12 times larger than F / 1.8 and 1.47 times smaller than F / 1.4. When closing the diaphragm in the blur zone, you can get hexagons, since there are only 6 aperture blades. The lens has an aperture ring for switching the aperture control mode M \ A, which makes it possible to use it on modern central controllers without problems. Also, the lens has a depth of field and focusing distance.

Photo at Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm

Photo at Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm. Interesting bokeh

Image quality

The lens gives a good contrast image. Sharp from F / 1.7. The drawing is 'soft and pliable'. The bokeh of the lens is slightly swirling, the so-called "cat's eye" (the discs of confusion are similar to lemons, the eyes of a cat). In general, you cannot complain about the quality.

Photo at Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm

Photo at Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm. Flowers under the movement of the wind.

How to use with modern cameras?

Lenses with mounting thread M42 (M42 X 1 / 45.5), such as the lens from this review, are very easy to use on almost any modern digital camera (both SLR and mirrorless), for this it is enough to choose the right adapter (adapter). You do not need to carry out any additional steps to modify the lens.

The cheapest adapters can be found aliexpress.com... There are adapters (adapters) with a chip that provide more convenience during shooting, usually chips are used to confirm focus and / or metering exposure, and form the correct EXIF. The chip does not affect the image quality in any way.

For some SLR cameras (for example, Nikon F) it is necessary to use adapters with a corrective lens, which allows correct focusing at all focusing distances. For any mirrorless camera, such a lens is not needed, and the adapter is a simple decorated hollow metal tube with an appropriate mount.

For SLR cameras

  1. CANON: For cameras Canon EOS with bayonet mount EF / EF-S need an M42-Canon EOS adapter, such an adapter with a chip can be found herewithout chip here.
  2. NIKON: For cameras Nikon DX / FXas well as for cameras Fujifilm и Kodak with a Nikon F mount, you need an M42-Nikon F adapter, you can buy such an adapter without a lens and a chip here, with a lens without a chip herewith chip without lens here, with lens and chip here. Why a lens? Why chip?
  3. PENTAX: For cameras Pentax with mount K you need an adapter M42-Pentax K, you can buy such an adapter here.
  4. SONY/MINOLTA: For cameras with a Sony / Minolta A mount, you need the M42-Sony A adapter, you can find such an adapter without a chip at this linkwith a chip at this link.
  5. OLYMPUS / PANASONIC / LEICA: For cameras with a 4/3 bayonet mount (not to be confused with Micro 4/3!) You need an M42-4 / 3 adapter, you can buy such an adapter here.

For mirrorless cameras

  1. SONY: For cameras with an 'E' series mount SonyNEX и Sony Alpha you need an adapter M42-Sony E (aka M42-Sony Nex), you can find it at this link. An autofocus adapter is also available for these cameras. Techart PRO Leica M - Sony E Autofocus Adapterwhich can be found at this link.
  2. OLYMPUS / PANASONIC / KODAK /  XIAOMI: For cameras with a Micro 4/3 bayonet mount (Micro 4: 3), you need the M42-Micro 4/3 adapter, you can find it at this link.
  3. CANON M: For cameras with a bayonet mount Canon EF-M need adapter M42-Canon M, it can be found at this link.
  4. CANON R: For cameras with a bayonet mount Canon r need adapter M42-Canon R, it can be found at this link.
  5. Nikon 1: For cameras Nikon 1 Series need adapter M42-Nikon 1, you can find it at this link.
  6. Nikon Z: For series cameras Nikon Z need adapter M42-Nikon Z, it can be found at this link.
  7. FUJIFILM X: For cameras with mount X need an M42-Fuji X adapter, you can find it at this link.
  8. FUJIFILM GFX: For medium format cameras G-mount need M42-Fuji GFX adapter, you can find it at this link.
  9. SAMSUNG: For cameras with NX mount need adapter M42-Samsung NX, you can find it at this link. For the camera Nx mini adapters do not exist yet.
  10. PENTAX: For cameras with Q mount need an adapter M42-Pentax Q, you can find it at this link.
  11. SIGMA / PANASONIC / LEICA: For cameras with L mount, you need the M42-Leica L adapter, you can find it at this link.
  12. LEICA: For cameras with a Leica M mount need adapter M42-L / M, you can find it at this link.

If you have any questions on compatibility and adapters - ask in the comments (comments do not require any registration at all).

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Photo at Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm

Photo at Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm at full aperture

Sample Photos

All photos were taken on APS Nikon D700 FX, untreated, on-camera JPEG, VI. Reduced size and imprinted data from EXIF.

Personal experience

Yashica 1,7 / 50 is a good fifty dollars; it doesn't twist as much as Helios, it looks more like Carl Zeiss Planar, but for a more modest price. Focusing and working with the lens is very easy and enjoyable. By the way, Nikon owners do not need to think that the designation DX in this case, it somehow affects the work with FX, DX cameras. A prefix Car it doesn’t mean the presence of autofocus, but only speaks for the ability to automatically control the iris.


Conclusions

Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm is an excellent fast prime with good image quality. Recommend.

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Comments: 58, on the topic: Review Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm

  • ALEXEY

    People. Are contax / yashica and contax / rf mounts the same or different?
    I want to buy Helios 103 with contax / kiev mount. Ali is full of cy / nex adapters. And I'm wondering if such an adapter is suitable for a sony a6000?

    • Valentine

      These are different mounts. C / Y SLR cameras, Rf rangefinder

  • Alexey

    Bought recently. Checked today. It’s still not very sharp on an open hole, but at 2 it’s already what you need, and the bokeh practically does not change from cover to 2. I also have Jupiter-8 2/50, and so the image from Yashiki with a hole of 1,7 is exactly like from Jupiter to 2.
    Backlight kills the picture completely, I am attaching a photo, on the second I covered the lens with my hand

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