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Tamron F.I.M 28mm f/2.8

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-03-15


Tamron F.I.M 28mm f2.8

Specs:

Lens:
28mm

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

Focus:
Infinit to 0.22m (0.9ft)

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Analogue B&W film

f/2.8

Sharp even wide open and you only have a little unsharp corners at the very edges

f/5.6
  Better sharpness and the unsharp corners are next to all gone

f/16
Lose a little contrast but sharpness holds up nicely
Tamron F.I.M 28mm
                            f2.8
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f/2.8f/5.6 - f/16

Bokeh
Seen worse but not the best
Tamron
                                                          F.I.M 28mm
                                                          f2.8


Flare
You can get quite big flares with this, so it's not the best lens to shoot that nice sunset with.
And it got a big front lens so you can get a flare quite easy ftom the side.
Tamron
                                                          F.I.M 28mm
                                                          f2.8
Tamron
                                                          F.I.M 28mm
                                                          f2.8





Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon DS-M
                                                          50mm f/1.7
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f/2.8 - f/4f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Carl Zeiss Jena DDR
                                            50mm F2.8


Filming
Carl Zeiss Jena DDR
                                            50mm F2.8

Build quality

Everything is made of metal to the highest mechanical standards, so it will probably last 100 years +


Conclusion

First impression "wow what a rock solid lens"
But its also big and heavy compared to similar lenses.
Image quality is good and all moving parts have a nice feel to them.

Tamron
                                                          F.I.M 28mm
                                                          f2.8
Size comparison to the Nikon 28mm f/2.8 AI

Thumbs up:
Image quality
Built quality

Thumbs down:
Flare problem
Big and heavy compared to similar lenses



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