Chinon 50mm f1.4 Sharpness


noddywithoutbigears

Link Posted 27/12/2010 - 09:45
Unfortunately after moving away from all manual lenses I've been dragged back in again. I just couldn't resist this one at 30 inc P&P.

I'm happy with the sharpness and general look of the pictures but what do you think? both were taken in doors at f1.4 and hand held. Both also have been cropped.






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sam-joseph

Link Posted 27/12/2010 - 10:22
"Who's a good puppy dog? Yes, you are. Yes, you are!"
Sorry, just got carried away with your first pic there. These results look fine to me. A 50mm f1.4 for 30 quid you say? Sounds like a deal to me. Can't beat those older lenses for build quality/contrast/sharpness/colour rendition(particularly the Pentax lenses), and most importantly, value for money.
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Algernon

Link Posted 27/12/2010 - 10:35
Looks quite decent, especially on the 2nd one. The desirable
Chinon f/1.4 is the 55mm it has really nice Bokeh, but usually
costs about 60. The 55mm f/1.7 isn't much different and is
cheaper. At 30 for yours it's certainly a bargain.
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Stuey

Link Posted 27/12/2010 - 13:40
That lens looks like a bargain to me as well

Picture 2 for me

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noddywithoutbigears

Link Posted 27/12/2010 - 17:30
Algernon wrote:
Looks quite decent, especially on the 2nd one. The desirable
Chinon f/1.4 is the 55mm it has really nice Bokeh, but usually
costs about 60. The 55mm f/1.7 isn't much different and is
cheaper. At 30 for yours it's certainly a bargain.

Thanks for the feedback guys it's a keeper for me. I have seen the M42 55mm f1.4 but as you say they tend to go for around 60. I think they are also may have been made by Tomoika so it should be a quality piece of glass.
A poor life this, if full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare. W.H Davies

thoughton

Link Posted 29/12/2010 - 11:25
Looks good to me! Difficult to tell from these small sizes, but I would say the 2nd one in particular looks sharper than my old Super Tak 50/1.4s wide open.
Tim
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