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REVIEW: Carenar 28mm f/2.8

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-08-26

Carenar 28mm f/2.8

Specs:

Lens:
28mm

Aperture:
f/2.8 to f/22
6 bladed aperture

Focus:
Infinit to 0.45m (1.5ft)

Mount:
M42

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)


Image quality

Wide open have a okay center sharpness but thats gets very fast soft towards the corners.
Most corner softness is gone by f/5.6 but never completly disapear from the far edges.

Analogue B&W film
Carenar 28mm f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Good
Carenar
                                                          28mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          28mm f/2.8

Flare
Carenar
                                                          28mm f/2.8


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a Nikon to Canon mount adapter
Carenar
                                                          28mm f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Carenar
                                                          28mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          28mm f/2.8


Filming
Carenar
                                                          28mm f/2.8

Build quality

Very good and a solid feel.


Conclusion

The image quality is not bad and it renders nicely but the corner softness wide open is very noticeable.
Closest focus is 0.45m (1.5ft) which is not very good for a 28mm.
Focus end to end is just 45° so its a very fast to focus with and that could be good or bad depending on what you prefer.

Thumbs up:
Build quality

Thumbs down:
Corner softness
Closest focus of 0.45m (1.5ft)



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