Yashica Yashinon-DS 50mm 1:1.4 Raw Samples & Review

Canon 600D Paired with Yashica Yashinon 50mm Lens
EOS 600D/T3i synced with a gorgeous orange Yashinon 50mm.

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A powerhouse pairing. No benchwarmer 1:1.4 Yashica and an EOS T3i/600D.

Pairing a vintage Yashica Yashinon-DS 50mm 1:1.4 lens with a Canon EOS 600D turns out to be a delightful experiment in photography, infusing images with a magical orange tint that seems to add a warm, ethereal glow to the subjects. In a creative endeavor, I captured several indoor raw JPEG images within the whimsical confines of a dollhouse, featuring characters from Skylanders Spyro's Adventure and Skylanders Giants. Opting for settings of ISO 800 and f/16, with a neutral picture style and white fluorescent lighting, I aimed to bring out the richness of the scene, further enhancing it with an exposure compensation of +1, all the while forgoing the use of a tripod. This session underscored the necessity of investing in a MeFoto tripod to stabilize future shots.

The lens, even when used wide open, astonishes with its sharpness and the vividness of the details captured. The anticipation of repairing the aperture ring to exploit the full potential of shooting at f/1.4 is palpable, hinting at the untapped capabilities of this lens setup. The plan to conduct further tests, both indoors and outdoors, during different times of the day promises a comprehensive exploration of its versatility. This preliminary assessment underscores the lens's adaptability, proving it to be an exceptional find for those interested in portrait, product photography, or simply as a reliable 'nifty-fifty' lens for everyday exploration. This combination of the Yashica lens with the EOS 600D, without any post-processing enhancements, showcases the raw appeal and potential of integrating classic optics with modern digital bodies, making for an inspired addition to any photographer's toolkit.

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An unlucky mouse witnesses his friend in a dire predicament. 

Tree Rex is about to crush this furry mouse nugget. Poor mouse.

A gruesome horror show in this mouse house.

Crusher is about to impale this poor wee little mouse.

Jet Vac Model Toy
The powerful and dangerous Jet-Vac.

Camera Info:
50mm 1:1.4 Yashica Yashinon-DS
ISO 800
Av Mode using LiveView

Source: Camerapedia Wiki Yashica


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