Yashica Auto Yashinon-DS 50mm f/1.9 M42 Lens Review

Quite uncommon very sharp,very well built precise Japanese lens. It hasn't auto-manual switch so to use on DSLR bodies need to prepare the lens or use newest M42 adapter with auto push ring.Very good performer one of the best 50mm M42 lens. I didn't find many information about this lens,so this is the reason why I think pretty rare. Perhaps more popular in Japan. I have pleasant experience all around, so I can't say more, grab it if you have a chance.
Yashica Auto Yashinon-DS 50mm f/1.9 M42
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Comments (4)
50mm Yashinon DS 1.9
4Monday, 04 April 2016 20:49
Tim Harris
I love this lens bought it on Ebay one day just because it was selling for $5.99 knew nothing about it. This lens has special unpredictable bokeh, it gives very true color and is viciously sharp.
50 mm Yashica auto 1:1.9 lens
3Friday, 27 January 2012 22:15
I have a mint still boxed lens and 2x1 tele converta I have never used and I'am looking for a camera (Yashica) if posible what cameras are around to suit it now.
50mm yashica 1.9
2Sunday, 10 April 2011 04:36
I got a perfect example of this lens on greedbay for $9.99. It is a very sharp very cold lens. When I want pics for B&W work I reach for this lens. I find it is no good though until stoped down to 2.8. PIC ONE UP. It is a pleasure to use it is my most comfortable lens to use on my K10d.
Yashica Yashinon DS 50mm 1:1.9
1Saturday, 01 January 2011 17:59
Tehnical specs.:
6 elements in 5 groups
fully automatic diaphragm
angle of view 46°
Praktica mount (M42)
min. aperture f/16
min. focus 0,5m
filter size 52mm
weight 220 grams

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