July 2021 Part 1 — This Month Through Your Adapted Lens

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E Dinkla Senior Member • Posts: 2,391
Re: Info and design of Mamiya-Sekor 55 f/1.4

Albert Silver wrote:

Travis Butler wrote:

Albert Silver wrote:

Of the old legacy 55-58mm lenses I have acquired, it is the clear champion in performance so far. This is comparing it against a Mamiya Sekor 55 f/1.8, the Cosinon 55 f/1.4 (though the Cosinon has a smoother bokeh as a rule), the Super Takumar 55 f/1.8 (the worst of the lot), the Auto Chinon 55 f/1.7, and the Helios 44M-7 (the best of this Helios series) 58mm f/2.

I have read a much repeated (presumably from the same source) comment that the Mamiya-Sekor 55 f/1.8 is as good or even better, and all I can say is that is utter bunk, though sample variation may be a factor here. The f/1.8 is perfectly fine, but it is unquestionably a worse performer. The f/1.4 is better at f/1.7 than my f/1.8 is at f/2 and roughly equivalent to it at f/2.4.

Wonder if you can reach infinity with that combo of an M42 mount lens and a Nikon F mount camera.

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