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REVIEW: Carenar 50mm f/2.8

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-10-31

Carenar 50mm f/2.8

Specs:

Lens:
50mm

Aperture:
f/2.8 to f/16
6 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 0.5m (1.75ft)

Weight:
170g

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Wide open:
Good sharpness
Farly mild corner softness which is gone by about f/5.6 (Fullframe)

Renders very good at all apertures.

Analogue B&W film
Carenar 50mm f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Carenar 50mm
                                                      f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8

Flare / Backlight
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8

Flare / Backlight
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8


Sample
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          50mm f/2.8


Filming
Carenar 50mm f/2.8

Build quality

Very good and solid.


Conclusion

Overall a great lens with good sharpness etc.
Do have some corner softness wide open but its farly mild.

Don't like the apertire rings little click steps which is quite clunky and not as smooth at one would like.
The flare can look quite big and ugly too.

Thumbs up:
Image and Build quality


Thumbs down:
Apertire rings click steps
Flare



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