I think I must have about 15 vintage 50/55mm lenses, a nice collections of nifties. My favourite of them must be wit no doubt the Chinon 55m f1.7, it is sharp with a smooth bokeh and it is so easy to seperate your subject from the scene. And very important it is dirt cheap.
If you know that this lens is made by Tomioka it is no surprise that it is a keeper. Also I am a bit a crusader for Chinon, they made quality cameras and lenses, before they turned to plastic.
My goodness, you have access to lenses I have never even heard of! This one gives beautiful quality.
This one is a great unloved lens. I can send you one if you want. I think I have 3 of them.
Absolutely beautiful captures. There is definitely a reason they call the 50 a nifty, no matter what camera nor what aperture opening, it always does a great job of capturing beauty. I ‘ve been stuck and I mean stuck on the Z lens 50mm f/2.8, it does such a great job of taking both regular and macro photos, that I hardly ever take it off the camera. And then last week I decided for a change and because I needed more light ( night shooting) to use an old Nikon 50mm f/1.8 G lens and noticed the same type of beauty even when opened wide.
I also believe the subjects you chose for this post really make the lens and the monochrome stand out.
A big step away from zooms. I love a 50mm, some are really magical, old and new. Thanks for stopping by
Wow you have lots of Lenses Well done on the captures love them all
I love vintage lenses, they add something extra and it is nostalgic.