Some SMC Takumar 85/1.8 shots 
Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 04:27 PM - Lenses

Here are a few shots from the Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85/1.8 (M42 mount):

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Beroflex 28/2.8 
Sunday, November 22, 2009, 12:01 PM - Lenses

This 28mm f/2.8 MC Auto-Beroflex lens is a relatively small M42 mount lens featuring a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4 (higher magnification than a Sigma mini-wide which only goes to 1:6). While not exceptional, quality is quite good. Considering its low price, this is a very nice lens.

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Some shots from the Porst 55mm f/1.2 PK lens 
Monday, November 2, 2009, 03:19 PM - Lenses

Here are a few shots from the "Porst color reflex mc auto" 55/1.2 lens, in Pentax K mount. This lens is built by Cosina, and features 6 optical elements in 6 groups (so it is different from the 55mm f/1.2 Tomioka lens in M42 mount which features 7 elements in 6 groups). Oddly, its aperture ring does not feature any stop between f/1.2 and f/2. All the shots are wide open (ie f/1.2)

In daylight, when shooting wide open this lens exhibit some kind of dreamy behavior:

At night, it does not exhibit this dreamy/fuzzy look unless there is significant light on the subject in focus:

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A few more Vivitar/Soligor 21/3.8 shots 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 04:13 PM - Lenses
Some more shots from my Vivitar/Soligor 21/3.8 lens (T4 mount):

(I actually own two copies of this 21mm lens: the Vivitar version and the Soligor version)

All the pictures are from my 2009 pic-a-day gallery.
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