Saturday, May 2, 2020

Auto SEARS 50mm f2

Came across a 50mm Auto Sears in excellent condition. The lens looks the same as the Ricoh P Rikenon 50mm F2.  The Aperture of this lens ranges from F2.0 to F16. It has a 6-blade aperture and a Pentax mount (easily adaptable to the NX1 with suitable lens adapter) and is stamped with S/N: 309399.

In general this is a sharp vintage lens at greater than f5.6 with good color saturation. Minimum focus distance is about 2ft.

The mount is metal with a plastic barrel; however the lens feels solid and focus adjustments are smooth.  This lens can be found online for around $15-$25 depending on condition.  For that price the lens if totally worth it.

All photos below were taken hand-held on a bright-sunny day.  No 'post' effects except that the 28MP photos were re-sized to 1920x1080.  Below are links to other online reviews and photos.

Yellow flower is a Mariposa Lilly photographed in southern Arizona near the Mexican border.





(Hedgehog Cactus Flower) f5.6_ISO200_1/1600sec_EV-0.3



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