For the opportunity Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1 review: 1,7 f = 50mm Many thanks to Mikhail Medvedev.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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?
- PENTAX: For cameras Pentax with mount K you need an adapter M42-Pentax K, you can buy such an adapter here.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- CANON M: For cameras with a bayonet mount Canon EF-M need adapter M42-Canon M, it can be found at this link.
- CANON R and RF-S: For cameras with a bayonet mount Canon r need adapter M42-Canon R, it can be found at this link.
- Nikon 1: For cameras Nikon 1 Series need adapter M42-Nikon 1, you can find it at this link.
- Nikon Z: For series cameras Nikon Z need adapter M42-Nikon Z, it can be found at this link.
- FUJIFILM X: For cameras with mount X need an M42-Fuji X adapter, you can find it at this link.
- FUJIFILM GFX: For medium format cameras G-mount need M42-Fuji GFX adapter, you can find it at this link.
- 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.
- PENTAX: For cameras with Q mount need an adapter M42-Pentax Q, you can find it at this link.
- SIGMA / PANASONIC / LEICA: For cameras with L mount, you need the M42-Leica L adapter, you can find it at this link.
- 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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All photos were taken on APS Nikon D700 FX, untreated, on-camera JPEG, VI. Reduced size and imprinted data from EXIF.
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 Cars it doesn’t mean the presence of autofocus, but only speaks for the ability to automatically control the iris.
Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm is an excellent fast prime with good image quality. Recommend.
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Thanks for the review and for the share. I think he guessed faster
PS Let's take another action, just don’t overdo it, otherwise there may be a D700 prize in the last action (I personally do not mind) = D
I’ll come up with a prize.
I’m selling a lot of bad things to the market for money and yak a prize to go badly (: I thought of a lot of things, I’m sorry I didn’t forget how much they’ve forgotten (: So, we’ll wait for new ones:
At the expense of the lens. You wrote that you can use it without problems on the Central Control Commission, on Nikon there are no problems with infinity? And then with M42 this story is forever.
You can find about infinity in the section Soviet lenses. With m42, infinity is lost, but for me this is not a problem.
He doesn't take this lens for the most ... ... even such a motley pussy with her lemon eyes did not express!
He crawls up to our Helios-44 in color rendition as to KIEV ra ... ..
Definitely put him under the hammer. Amen.
This lens should not chase the Helios, since the Helios-44 is 58mm, and the Yashik is 50mm. There you have the difference.
To me personally, the drawing in the out-of-focus area on Helios 44 seems to be more “dirty”, here it smears not so much into a mess, but the outline clarity is lower, although it does not reach the takumara. (This is purely my personal opinion, in no way I pretend to be an absolute truth :))
If I tested it on crop, it would be more like Helios.
It would be interesting to look at Helios in full frame, especially with sharpness around the edges of the frame. I think it will be very, very soapy.
PS. Arkady, given the appearance of your D700, it's time to think about re-reviews of all lenses, but already at full frame.
Seriously, you puzzled Arkadia, once again repeated test of all objects (:
Mikhail, the truth is that in order to see contour sharpness, and in general the sharpness on any manual lens, you need practice. I purchased Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm in March 2021 for 3500 rubles. in perfect condition. I didn’t shoot a lot, because we shoot close-ups, where only 6 days a year there is no wind, no nerves are enough when everything is moving. But here's a pigeon in the park, in order to understand what kind of glass, I shot it at F / 2 on a Canon EOS 600D.
I have seen many assurances that you need to learn to see color, but learning to see sharpness is a revelation.
Roman, and I also read such nonsense - “to learn to see sharpness” in the first. So, we are talking about the practice of shooting with manual lenses. Apparently it is not given to understand what I have read. An hour, not a relative of Klitschko?
"The truth is that it takes practice to see contour sharpness, and in general the sharpness on any manual lens."
“The truth is that it takes practice to understand what everyone else is writing.”
So let's drink to the fact that in spite of everything ...
Slava, this is helios to Yashik as to China with cancer. Your hands don't grow from there. It worked out for me. Great glass! And for Helios 44-M6 that I have, I completely forgot. The dog is shot at f / 2.8)
Great lens, very interesting picture! It is a pity that m42, but for Kenon a great option!
Take a look at the Helios-81N, Jupiter-37A, Vega-11U section, I have no other mine.
In fact, the picture of the lens from the full frame does not change, it just gets stronger / weaker in some scenes.
I have such a lens, I removed the Yashik I bought from my hands, the release is approximately 1974-75. I shot it on the 1100 canon. I noticed good sharpness, better than the Helios-44m and the industrial-61ls. But for some reason, my device is very strong overestimated ISO on it, you need to manually set it. But still, the quality of the landscapes is good, better, in my opinion, than that of helios and industrial. I was surprised at how sharp the optics of the Japanese were in the 70s, almost like the modern canon staffer. Objective very compact, smaller than our lenses mentioned above and several times smaller than the standard lens, convenient o.Dumayu shoot them esche.Gelios and Industar already clocked back to the zenith, Large Live will not shoot them, do not see the point, but this can be useful.
I came across a Yashica MC Zoom 35-70 mm f / 3.5-4.5 lens. The film is interesting.
But how to put it on Nikon? You haven’t found a review on it, unfortunately. The M42 adapter does not fit the lens thread.
Speak good on film? What kind of camera did you shoot on film? Minolta?
Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX lens on Canon 1100d
Picture taken by a canon on a canon
Recently purchased. Good plastic glass. I did not notice any special twisting of the bokeh. Extra large multi-turn focus ring travel - works great with macro rings. I also have a DS version (completely black, have not tested it yet)
Radioactive Lens - Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 50mm f / 1.4 (M42)
This video is probably closer to this lens.
Radioactive Lens - Yashica Auto Yashinon-DS 50mm f / 1.7 (M42)
Who does not know English - subtitles and further discussion can be briefly translated something like this:
Most of the radiation comes from the back of the lens. Thorium oxide was used to cover the rear lens in those days. The lens cap has not become radioactive for many years. The thickness of the camera is enough so that the particles do not reach the photographer. The author of the video writes that most people on the Internet find the lens safe for taking pictures. But there is a minority opinion that believes that the lens adds a little to your exposure and cannot be considered completely safe.
and what does it mean - can you be irradiated when using this lens? ))
Yes you can, but for this you need to implant it in your body and wait ... 10 years ... You can still eat it. But 24-36 hours won't be enough. You will have to do this many times, well, if you need a result :) The Yashica TL-Electro camera works with film up to 1600 ISO. If his staff had at least minimal significant radiation, then if the camera was stored for a long time (days, weeks, months), it would light up the frame. And about the video - let him check the soles of his shoes. Surely they give no less radiation. Takeaway - don't lick the soles of your shoes and don't eat Yashica lenses! They are not tasty (I guess I haven't tested)! But the optical and mechanical quality of them is excellent, the Helios need to go through more than a dozen to find an equal copy.
Lenses Reported Elsewhere As Radioactive
Canon FL 58mm f / 1.2
Canon FD 35mm f / 2.0 (versions from the early 1970's)
Canon FD 55mm f / 1.2 SSC Aspherical
Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 55mm f1.4 (measured at 2360 nSv / h)
Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f1.8 “Zebra”
Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar 80mm f2.8 “Zebra” “(Only P6 mount version)
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 50mm f4 “Zebra” “(Only P6 mount version)
GAF Anscomatic 38mm f / 2.8 (GAF Anscomatic 726 camera)
Industar 61 L / Z MC (L is for Lantan - radioactive element)
Kodak Aero-Ektars (various models)
Kodak Ektanon 50mm f / 3.9 (Kodak Bantam RF camera)
Nikkor 35mm f / 1.4 (early variant with thorium glass elements)
Olympus Zuiko Auto-S 1: 1,2 / 55 mm (first version with thorium glass elements)
Olympus Zuiko Auto-S 1: 1,4 / 50 mm (only first version “Silvernose” is Radioactive)
Pentax Super Takumar 35mm f / 2 (Asahi Optical Co.)
Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f / 1.4 (Asahi Optical Co.)
SMC Takumar 35mm f / 2.0 (Asahi Optical Co.)
Super Takumar 35mm f / 2.0 (Asahi Optical Co.)
SMC Takumar 50mm f / 1.4 (Asahi Optical Co.)
Super Takumar 50mm f / 1.4 (Only latest Version 2)
SMC Takumar 55mm f / 1.8 (Asahi Optical Co.)
Super Takumar 6 × 7 105mm f2.4 (Asahi Optical Co.)
Yashinon-DS 50mm f1.7 (Yashica)
Yashinon 55mm f1.2 (Tomioka)
Leitz Wetzlar Summicron 5cm f / 2.0 (M39)
Vivitar Series 1 28mm F1.9
This is Yashika ML 50mm f / 1.7
With a bayonet mount, I would like to know how I can put it on the nikon d60.
The bayonet seems to hold on three bolts.
I'd love to take pictures of him.
Was shot from an old Yashika FR-1 film camera
It looks like a Contax / Yashica mount. You can put it through the adapter Contax / Yashica - Nikon. But on Nikon, the tip will be a couple of meters.
A couple of years ago I bought a lens of the Yashik family - yashinon ds 1.9 / 50.
I shot it on film, this year I got a NikonD3100 digital SLR, I shoot it through a lensless adapter m42-nikon.
How many meters does it focus on Nikon?
Guys, but how to remake it under Nikon? Is it worth it to bother (I rent on a corrected Helios 44m-4 (there is now infinity) with Nikon d3100)?
adapter y / c> nikon with correction glass is ...
the additional lens of the adapter will surely “wash” the picture.
“Intervention” into the lens may be simple (as, in principle, with the 44m-4 helios on the Nikon), but I could not find any videos or articles on the conversion of just such Japanese lenses on the Internet and it stops me.
and what mount does he have? will it suit http://www.ebay.it/itm/Contax-Yashica-Anschluss-Yashica-ML-1-4-50-mm-Spitzen-Abbildungsqualitat-/262242331832?hash=item3d0edc6cb8:g:27UAAOSwa-dWmRNZ
this box 50 /1.4 adapters under M42?
M42 thread on my yashinon ds 1.9 / 50. There is an M42-Nikon adapter, I put the Helios on the camera through it. I want to try and try to remake the Japanese, so that they wind on the adapter and shoot with infinity))
How he will behave on SONY alpha 700 through an adapter. The same questions - how to shoot with infinity and whether the mirror will touch?
On SONY, through a regular adapter (M42-SONY A), it will become like a native one - Yashika's flange is 1mm longer than SONY's. Those. infinity will be and the mirror will not touch. If you have a version with a C / Y mount, then you need an adapter with a lens. But this will already be a completely different lens ...
Hello, there is the opportunity to purchase Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 45mm.
Tell me if there are significant differences between this lens and the Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 50mm lens.
Is it possible to install Yashica Auto Yashinon-DX 1: 1,7 f = 45mm on the Kenon 1100D.
Hello, Arkady. This lens is on the Yashica fx-1. Tell me, please, in order to use it with Pentax sp-10 you need an adapter from T mount to K mount? And is it possible to get something from this duet? =)
Thank you for your reply.
The question is, who used this glass on FF canon. Tail his mirror does not catch? as happens with 44-2 helios
I have a Zenitar 50mm 1.7. Tell me, does it make sense to take the lens from a review or not. The quality is better / worse ???
If the zenithar is normal, not soapy, then there is no sense for sure.
I own such a lens. Good glass. Flexible, sharp, well made. As for me it’s slightly cold. Working with an open diaphragm.
Zenitar and yashica are completely different lenses. Boke so for sure
I have a Nikon D70s. Is there any kind of adapter for the Yashica Lens DSB 50mm lens?
Adapter C / Y - Nikon F. On aliexpress without a lens about 15 dollars, without a lens there will be no infinity, it will be possible to take pictures for a fifty-kopeck piece for a maximum of 2-3 meters, an adapter with a lens so that infinity appears, 2 times more expensive, probably corresponds to the price of the lens itself. And the additional lens will affect the quality. On the whole, the game is not worth the candle. It is unlikely that this is some kind of super unique lens, so as not to look for an alternative to it among manual fifty dollars. If with M42 thread, there will be no infinity without a lens, but the adapters themselves are sold at every corner and much cheaper. Or look for a manual fifty-kopeck piece for your native bayonet, from inexpensive ones, Helios 81H or its analogue called Arsat 81H.
If there is a C / Y mount (Contax / Yashica)