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Old Sep 27, 2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default Finally broke out the Yashica 50mm.

Found this guy at the local thrift store. It was without a cap and covered with dust, on the front of a broken camera. $3.

It's been sitting on the shelf for most of the summer. I finally convince myself to put it on the camera and just use that for about a week or so. I just wanted to take some "regular" kinds of shots around town and a local park. I'm not comfortable with manual focus at all and wanted to force myself into it. Many many bad ones, and it did get some lens flare at times, but I think it took some good shots as well.

I might just be easy to impress though. Lemme know what you think.

















I must have a hundred million generic pictures of a goose at this point. What's one more?










This one's at it's lowest f 2 at a highish ISO (1250). I did apply NR. Check out the crazy colors against the blown-out light in the upper left. I guess perfectionists would point at that and say it's no good, I kinda like it.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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One more. MMMMMM, couldn't resist. Long exposure (for me, 4 seconds on a tripod), had to white balance a lot because my lighting in here is junk:

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Old Sep 28, 2012, 8:48 AM   #3
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A bargain lens for sure. Nice shots. I like the beer shot myself, I'm going to get a beer now. :-0
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During my SLR days, Yashica used to be one of my favorite camera brands. You certainly got some good results with your lens. Bad shots are to be expected when shooting with those old MF lenses (at least I do).
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Default Great pic's~

Great pic's with any lens, let alone a $3.00 one! I have an Ashai/Pentax 50mm f/1.4 I've been playing around with on my OM-D- it's fun shooting with old glass like this!
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looks good!
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Thanks guys. The good part of doing is is that I could that the lens is plenty good enough for regular use (as long as the subject isn't moving, haha).

The bad is that it really made me think I want a lens in the 20-30mm range.
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