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REVIEW: Kaligar 35mm f/3.5

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-04-24

Kaligar 35mm f/3.5

Specs:

Lens:
35mm

Weight:
195g

Aperture:
f/2.8 to f/16
6 bladed aperure (Preset)

Mount:
M42
Closest Focus:
0.8m (2.5ft)

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



Image quality


Analogue B&W film
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5
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f/3.5 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5

Flare
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5



Digital
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5
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f/3.5 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5

Flare / Backlight
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5


Filming
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5



Sample
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5
Kaligar 35mm f/3.5



Build quality

Very good and solid.
Also quite a nice feel to it.


Conclusion

Fairy nice lens.

Image quality is overall good with nice bokeh and contrast.
Do have some unsharp corners at bigger aperture.
But nice and sharp center and you get some great shots stopped down.

Closest focus at 0.8m (2.5ft) is also not very impressive for a 35mm lens.


Thumbs up:
Image quality
Bokeh
Build quality / Feel


Thumbs down:
Corner sharpness at bigger aperture
Closest Focus: 0.8m (2.5ft)



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Technical Info

Analogue B&W film
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: AGFA CINEREX (X-ray film)
Developer: Kodak D76

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

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