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Old Jun 28, 2008, 3:33 PM   #1
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Hi,
i bought about 4 weeks ago a Chinon M50 1,4 on ebay for 35 €
Time was short, but started to learn to handle the lens.

The more i play with the lens, the more i like it.
I do not have any experience with SLR since i bought the K100D in January, so i do not have any experience with setting aperture and time values. (just tried a little bit to play with the time value on my Oly Ultrazoom before, and used the K100D mainly in P mode)

But it is a lot of fun, to play with DOF and aperture. Sometimes i forgot to hit the AE-Lock button, so i got a heavy under- or over exposed pic :-(

Here are two examples (just resized nothing else done).
As i said, i started to learn to handle the lens,so i have forgotten to write the aperture value down :-(


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Old Jun 28, 2008, 3:35 PM   #2
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Old Jun 28, 2008, 11:19 PM   #3
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If you use a manual lens for a while, pushing the button becomes second-nature. On the other hand, if I don't use a manual lens fora while I'll forget - just glad it's digital!

I so struggle with fields of flowers - I always want to use too large an aperture and end up with stalks OOF because of the small depth of field. But other than that, the lens looks quite sharp and I'm sure you'll have great fun playing with it.
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Old Jun 29, 2008, 7:11 AM   #4
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Hi Alex,

I've had a liking for Chinon lenses for a long while, they're usually keepersI've always found they have good IQ, just recently I sold a Chinon 50/1.7, only reason

being that I seem to have gathered several 50mm lenses, and don't need them all.I still have a couple more Chinons .....

1. an excellent M42 135/2.8 Telephoto

2. a nice fairly lightcompact 70 - 200mm zoom F4.0~4.8 in mint condition

Enjoy yours, I'm sure it will grow on you. ... Jack

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Harriet, it's getting better with the AE-Lock button, but ... (when everything other is setup for the award winning picture, i forget about it, and the occasion for the award is gone )

Jack, i am pleased with the lens, it is definitely a keeper. and i hope i can master it sometime :-)
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