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REVIEW: Formula 5 MC 135mm f/2.8

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-10-01

Formula 5 MC 135mm f/2.8

Specs:

Lens:
135mm

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

Focus:
Infinit to 1.8m (6ft)

Weight:
409g

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Wide open:
Good center sharpness
Quite noticeable corner softness to f/5.6 on a full frame but not much in a cropped sensor
Vignetting on full frame
Contrast loss
Glow

Analogue B&W film
Formula 5 MC 135mm
                            f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Looks good.
Formula 5 MC
                                                      135mm f/2.8
Formula 5
                                                          MC 135mm
                                                          f/2.8


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Formula 5
                                                          MC 135mm
                                                          f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Formula 5
                                                          MC 135mm
                                                          f/2.8
Formula 5
                                                          MC 135mm
                                                          f/2.8


Filming
Formula 5 MC 135mm
                                            f/2.8

Build quality

Very good and solid.
Also have a great feel to it.


Conclusion

Great lens with good image and build quality.
Not perfect wide open but most of the negative aspects is only if you use it on a full frame camera.

Thumbs up:
Image and build quality
Bokeh
Feel

Thumbs down:
Corner softness on a full frame
Contrast wide open (small thumbs down)



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