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REVIEW: Auto Chinon 35mm f/2.8

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2014-06-18

Auto Chinon 35mm f/2.8

Specs:

Focal length:
35mm
Weight:
245g
Aperture:
f/2.8 to f/22
6 bladed aperure
Auto or Manual
Mount:
M42
Closest Focus:
0.5m (1.7ft)
Covers:
Standard 35mm film size
(24×36 mm negative)
Filter Size:
55mm



Image quality


Analogue B&W film
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Bokeh
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Digital
Auto
                                                          Chinon 35mm
                                                          f/2.8
Download full size image. Here
f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Youtube clip showing test images above in 100% cropped at center and corner.
These are also in there original res.

Auto Chinon 35mm
                                              f/2.8



Bokeh
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Flare / Backlight
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Extra Sample
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More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/auto-chinon-35mm-f2-8/



Filming
Auto Chinon 35mm f/2.8



Build quality

It's all metal and are very solid and well built.


Conclusion

Image quality wide open has good center sharpness but also some corner softness.
Stop it down a bit and you can get some very nice quality pictures.
Also like how it renders with quite good contrast and bokeh.
Flares and backlight are maybe not the best but still okay.

The closest focus of 0.5m (1.7ft) are a bit less impressive for the focal length.

But overall a nice lens.


Thumbs up:
Image quality
Renders, Bokeh
Build quality

Thumbs down:
Corner softness
Closest Focus: 0.5m (1.7ft)


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Technical Info

Analogue
Camera: Chinon CEII Memotron
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: AGFA CINEREX (X-ray film)
Developer: Kodak Xtol

Digital
Canon 500D with lens mount adapter
Auto White Balance and ISO 100

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