The Chinon lens Trio

by Berckmans Peter October. 12, 2019 533 views

As you know by now, if you follow me a bit. I love vintage lenses and lately have an affair with the Chinon 55mm f1.7. Pretty unknown but quite impressive when you use it. And I had promised in an earlier post to test him and his brothers out on my digital body. So I tested out the 55mm f1.7, the 135mm f2.8 and the 35mm f2.8. A classic starterset from times gone by.

First up the Chinon 55mm f1.7

Next up was the Chinon 135mm f2.8

And the final lens was the Chinon 35mm f2.8

Well this trio is paired up with the Chinon CX SLR , what makes it a fine set to use. For me the 55mm is the best of the three.I think the 35mm needs an internal clean, it is not always tack sharp, or it could be my old eyes. Considering they are more than 40y old, they perform pretty well.

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Johnny Chan 1 year, 8 months ago

Love the shots from these vintage lenses!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Johnny Chan 1 year, 8 months ago

Thanks, love working with them

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Russell Smith 1 year, 9 months ago

Great results from them. They produce beautiful images :)

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 9 months ago

They are very good lenses from a small maker

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Jolien Dekens 1 year, 9 months ago

Nice to see some old lenses in action!

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Jolien Dekens 1 year, 9 months ago

Nice to use them

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 1 year, 9 months ago

Nice work! I can see why you are enamored with these vintage lenses! +1

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 9 months ago

Also they take me back to my first slr camera. Love the feel to work with them and love the look of the results

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 9 months ago

+1smile+1

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
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