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Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.4 – Legacy 50mm. Which one is the best? Part 6

Both Konica Lenses were pleasant surprise for me. Maybe because before testing, I didn't know nothing about them. After I examined results, I spent some time looking for more information. Here is faster, a bit older and more expensive f1.4 version.Lens is Double-Gauss design, same as i.e. Yashinon DX 50 f1.7 or Asahi Super Takumar…

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Minolta Rokkor MD 50mm f1.4 – Legacy 50mm. Which one is the best? Part 5

This lens was introduced in 1979 and was in production till 1981, when Minolta updated it to its last version with orange lettering instead of green and aperture lock. Optical formula stays the same.Lens is small and light with good build quality (much better than any new kit lens anyway), 220g, with a filter size…

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Sony NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Tevidon 35mm f1.9

WOW! Can your 35mm do this :-): Resolving power Sony NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Tevidon 35mm f1.9 at f5.6 CA? Can't see any... Sony NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Tevidon 35mm f1.9 at f1.9 Sony NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Tevidon 35mm f1.9 at f1.9 Bokeh is Ok for 35mm Sony NEX 7 +…

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NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Jena DDR 16mm f1.8 Tevidon

Just bought this Tevidon, and before I come to the review, I thought couple of images with NEX 7 might be of interest. NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Tevidon 16mm f1.8 at 8 NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Tevidon 16mm f1.8 at 8 cropped middle of the frame NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Tevidon 16mm…

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Asahi Super Takumar 50 f1.4 – Legacy 50mm. Which one is the best? Part 4

My second radioactive acquisition. There were few versions of this Takumar, only first one to introduce 8 elements in 7 groups, while all later ones, including mine have 7 elements in 6 groups. Another difference among them, is that two early versions - named only Super Takumar, does not have multi-coating glass, while two later…

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Pentax SMC M 50mm f1.7 – Legacy 50mm. Which one is the best? Part 2

This little Pentax M SMC 50mm f1.7 is a lens with a solid reputation. My impressions in most aspects reflects this reputation.Lens is pretty small 3.1cm height, 185gr, 49 filter thread, makes it actually one of the smaller 50 mm lenses (not counting pancakes). Minimum focus distance is around 45cm where it achieves 0.15x magnification.…

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NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Jena DDR 10mm f2 Tevidon

Well, this is kind of a rare lens, at least to see someone using it today. Lens was originally designed by Eastern German part of Carl Zeiss for 16mm movie cameras, or probably for CCTV 1" cameras. It is an APO & Telecentric design which means it has very low distortion.Mine comes in a standard…

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