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REVIEW: Mir-38 65mm f/3.5

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2014-02-14

Mir-38 65mm f/3.5

Introduced in 1972 by the Arsenal Factory in Kiev, Ukraine.

Specs:

Focal length:
65mm
Weight:
490g
Optical design:
6 elements in 3 groups
Mount:
Pentacon six (P6)
Aperture:
f/3.5 to f/22
6 bladed aperure
Covers:
6x6 for 120 film
Closest Focus:
0.5m (1.7ft)



Image quality


Analogue B&W film


Mir-38 65mm f/3.5

Wide open
Mir-38 65mm f/3.5



Mir-38 65mm f/3.5

Mir-38 65mm f/3.5
Mir-38 65mm f/3.5
Mir-38 65mm f/3.5
Mir-38 65mm f/3.5

Mir-38 65mm f/3.5


Bokeh
Mir-38 65mm f/3.5
Mir-38 65mm f/3.5
Mir-38 65mm f/3.5


Flare / Backlight
Mir-38 65mm f/3.5
Mir-38 65mm f/3.5
Mir-38 65mm f/3.5

Build quality

Very good and solid.


Conclusion

Old russian lenses rarely disappoint and this is not an exception.
Image quality is nice and renders well.
Sharpness wide open is also fairly good and is very nice stoped down.
Bokeh looks great but not the best flare.

Lovely lens which is usually found quite cheap so it has a great value for the money.


Thumbs up:
Image and build quality
Contras / Bokeh
Value for the money


Thumbs down:
Flare
Little on the heavy side



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Scanner: Epson V700
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400
Developer: Kodak Xtol

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