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Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by sven karma, Oct 18, 2016.
First adapted lens I bought. A5100, both at f1.7
Hmmm, does this lens date back to the 1960s? If so, I think it may be one my Dad had/has. I know my Dad's old Yashica SLR camera - circa 1962-64 or so - is in my sister's care along with a 50mm lens.
^ Nice wide open shots! One of my favorite vintage 50s! The build quality and imaging are superb. Thorium doped elements are the special sauce! Wide open sharpness, smooth bokeh and warm rich colors.
FYI: Thorium glass is not only an alpha emitter, but also beta and gamma emitters! So, practice some safety in exposure amounts and storage of these lenses.
Steve: Too bad you don't have it on hand, I think you would enjoy how the Sony produces images with this lens.
It's Ithis one (mine has a 57***** serial number).
As WNG says, it does have a certain something. One of the comments on the page I got that photo from (oldlenses.blogspot) says it's the later DS version that has the Thorium. Geiger counter rmust decide. It's certainly well built.
Some shots from today, with a bit of ye old lens flare.
I have this lens and love it........my copy os very sharp and even works well with m4/3 cameras. I do prefer the native Yashica mount versions~
Off the top of my head, the Yashinons that use Thorium:
Yashica Auto Yashinon DX 50mm f/1.4
Yashica Auto Yashinon DX 50mm f/1.7
Yashica Auto Yashinon DS 50mm f/1.4
Yashica Auto Yashinon DS 50mm f/1.7
Yashica Auto Yashinon DS-M 50mm f/1.4
Yashica Auto Yashinon DS-M 50mm f/1.7
Yashica ML 50mm f/1.7 (first release)