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Holy cow, how sharp?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by teefin1, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    18FEBMAX3.jpg 18FEBCASEY2_Snapseed.jpg View attachment 3415 18FEBDUDLEY.jpg 18FEBJO2.jpg I received this Auto Chinon 50mm 1.4 today and am surprised how sharp the images seem to be, wide open. I've not heard of this lens before, it was cheap and I didn't have any real expectations from it. I'm not particularly experienced with this sort of thing, so what do you think?
     
  2. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    The Chinon, Reflecta, Revuenon etc, are supposed to have Tomioka design, which is Japanese Grail type of thing... Good you got a great copy !!
     
  3. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Geez Casey is SOooo pretty...
     
  4. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Ah, thank you Claire, People tell her that all the time. She looks like her grandma. Funnily, my favourite of the series is the one of Dudley Dog!
     
  5. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    I love the boy in checkered shirt too !! How many dogs do you have ??
     
  6. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    We have three dogs; Dudley the lab retriever, Bella the Great Pain and Dexter the hobbit. :D the boy is my nephew Joe. He's staying for a few days as it's the school half-term holiday here.
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Looks like you have a nice lens and some willing models.
     
  8. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Congrats on what seems like a good purchase ;)
    Great photos too!!!
     
  9. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk
    great stuff teefin,superb poses,
    I will pull my old Chinon, ( CP 5 I think it is), out of the loft , it's been there for around 25/30 years, and see what lens is on it, I'm sure they were the Pentax K mount
     
  10. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Well, that looks like a keeper lens. Sometimes the gems come from the least expected place. :)
     
  11. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Thanks Gio, this lens is m42 fit. I'm trying to stick with buying m42 (I have three Konicas I'll keep) for legacy as they can be used on NEX and my A57. :)
     
  12. christilou

    christilou TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 26, 2012
    Surrey, UK
    Christina
    Beautiful pics, you have a very photogenic family and I include the dog in that:). Never would have looked ar the Chinon before.
     
  13. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Thanks Christilou, that's very kind. I really am quite pleased with the lens. :)
     
  14. Janne303

    Janne303 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 15, 2013
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Janne Eriksson
    What aperture did you use on the pics?
     
  15. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Erin comes out of hiding...

    Wide open at F1.4 DSC08913.jpg DSC08919.jpg
     
  16. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    OK now I'm thoroughly confused, is Erin one of your daughters too ? So Casey, Kira, Erin, what's the little blond guy's name ?
     
  17. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Ha, ha. Yes, Erin is the oldest at 16, Casey is 12, Max (dark haired boy) is 4, Ty (blond) is 3 and Kira has just turned two. All mine. I get confused sometimes too!
     
  18. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Wow, that makes 5, I bow to you ma'am.
    Casey is 12 ? Dang, that's frightening, she looks 16 (but then again, Erin looks 19, lol)...
    That's one big busy family you have :) (kiddos plus doggies...)
    That alone deserves a lot of photographic toys ;)
     
  19. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    By the end of every day I look about 50! 5 kids is fine (as long as the girls don't have to share a room) 3 dogs is a dog too many, but I made that bed! Photography is a great way to store the memories, and being at home gives ample opportunity to practise! :D
     
  20. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Yes, five handsome children is a lot of photo opportunities :) (not too mention the dogs)