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applemint

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These Yashica ML lenses are very under-rated and can be picked up at low prices. There is an f1.7 and f1.9 and an f2.0 as well as an f1.4.

I have the ML 50mm f1.9 and f2.0 and this is from the 1.9 with a Raynox 150 clipped on the front:

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applemint

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Was it shot wide open?

No the narrow depth of field is from the Raynox, I think this was probably 5.6 as I remember it was the first picture I took when I got the lens and I wanted to test the lens, but it was early evening and the light in the garden was rapidly fading. (But normally with the Raynox on the front I would use f8 or f11 to get as much dof as possible but still be able to handhold + avoid diffraction).

Unfortunately I have been a bit lax about taking a note of what pictures where taken with what lens (no lens exif data with legacy lenses) so I have others pictures which I am fairly sure were taken with the Yashica f1.9 but I am not 100% certain. :eek: But this one I know for sure was as I remember taking it as soon as I got the lens and also uploaded it to my Flickr with the Yashica 1.9 tag just after taking it.

Speaking of flickr, there is a review of this lens here: Flickr: Discussing Lens Review: Yashica ML 50/1.9 in EOS Cameras and Manual Lenses which includes some photos shot wide open.
 

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Lovely smooth bokeh. I have always wondered how much of Contax technologies may have made its way to the Yashica lenses.
 

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A great compact nifty-fifty prime! If you're a Yashica-Tomioka fan, this one won't disappoint.
(NOTE: This one is aluminum-bodied. Not to be confused with the Plastic-bodied version made by Cosina for Yashica. Designated by: Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.9 C)
Taken with an A7II.

@f/1.9...
38491356010_2b3f2aedaa_k.jpg2018-02-15 17-53-34_029a_Yashica ML 50mm f1.9 by wNG iMAGE aND dESIGN, on Flickr
26428464158_77bfd5e774_k.jpg2018-02-15 17-52-28_027_Yashica ML 50mm f1.9 by wNG iMAGE aND dESIGN, on Flickr
40255694632_4a9422431f_k.jpg2018-02-15 17-50-48_026_Yashica ML 50mm f1.9 by wNG iMAGE aND dESIGN, on Flickr
38491358120_def68c0cb4_k.jpg2018-02-15 17-53-06_028bw2_Yashica ML 50mm f1.9 by wNG iMAGE aND dESIGN, on Flickr

@f/11

25429487497_5421b90a96_k.jpgtRAILS in tHE sKY by wNG iMAGE aND dESIGN, on Flickr
 
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