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REVIEW: SMC Pentax-M 28mm f/3.5

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-11-18

SMC Pentax-M 28mm f/3.5

My copy of this lens unfortunately some scratches on the front lens element which might affect image quality.
And I expect that the flare would look a bit better without these.

Specs:

Lens:
28mm

Weight:
180g

Aperture:
f/3.5 to f/22
5 bladed aperure

Mount:
M42
Closest Focus:
0.3m (1ft)

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



Image quality

Analogue B&W film
SMC Pentax-M 28mm
                            f/3.5
Download full size image. Here
f/3.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC Pentax-M 28mm f/3.5



Digital
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
Download full size image. Here
f/3.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC Pentax-M 28mm
                                              f/3.5

Flare / Backlight
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5



Filming
SMC
                                              Pentax-M 28mm f/3.5



Sample
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 28mm
                                                          f/3.5



More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/smc-pentax-m-28mm-f3-5/



Build quality

Very nice and solid.
It also have a great feel to it.


Conclusion

A very nice lens at almost all points.

Image quality are great and sharp at all apertures.
Not much corner softness and renders very nicely.

Great build quality, look, size, feel and I have a hard time finding any thumbs down on this lens.


Thumbs up:
Image quality
Build quality / Feel
Bokeh


Thumbs down:



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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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