Mamiya Sekor 55mm f/1.8 Auto. If you’re looking to purchase this lens I always check Adorama and Ebay for good deals. It helps me if you purchase it through one of these links here in this review. When you purchase through these links it financially enables me to devote time to develop this site further. Thanks for the help! -Todd
7.2 oz (205g)
1.75 feet (0.5 meters).
6 blades stopping down to f/16.
Mine came in M42 Metal.
f/1.8 Nicely sharp for wide open with a little softness, a little chromatic aberration and really good contrast.
f/2 Sharpens up really well with great contrast and a little chromatic aberration left over.
f/2.8: Very sharp with fantastic contrast and no chromatic aberration.
f/3.5: Sharper yet.
f/4: Sharper yet.
f/8: the beginning of a little diffraction.
There is a fair bit of vignetting at f/1.8 and quickly clears around f/2.8 and gone by f/3.5.
The blur is decent and and only a little distracting.
Amazingly straight with very little visible Barrel Distortion.
On MF Camera
Optics: ★ ★ ★ ★
Mechanics: ★ ★ ★ ★
Ergonomics: ★ ★ ★
Usefulness: ★ ★ ★
Availability: ★ ★
Overall: ★ ★ ★
On AF Camera
Ergonomics: ★ ★
Overall: ★ ★ ★
Out of 5
Want a fantastic 55mm lens and don’t mind manual focus then this lens is a bargain. For wide open the lens is really sharp with only chromatic aberration causing some image loss, but stopped down to f/2 the lens is fantastic!
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