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Calaverasgrande Forum Member • Posts: 98
Re: 50's

Picked up the Yashica 50MM f1.7 on eBay recently.

Mine is the DS-M vision, which is multicoated, so I understand it flares less. But I have to say, it's much better than my 7 Artisans 50.

Sharp edge to edge, CA is not too bad. Easy to handle in post.

Good clarity and color.

Bokeh is not tremendous, but neither is it busy or distracting.

The negative is that the lens requires about 270 degrees of travel to focus the whole range. Which makes it awkward for street shooting.

It does focus closer than any other 50 I own, virtually a Macro in that regard.

This desiccated bird skeleton is next to my AC unit outside. It's about the size of a dime.

about a foot away.

These are jpegs from camera

Yashica 50mm f1.7 DS-M Fuji Xpro3

Same settings but focussed to the nearby elevated subway track.

Yashica 50mm f1.7 DS-M Fuji Xpro3

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