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Topman MC 28mm/2.8
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Topman MC 28mm/2.8 Reply with quote

Has anyone heard of this lens?
Bought it from eBAY.co.uk. Seller was a genuine camerashop with a local shop somewhere in England.

For me this resembles a bit Hanimex 28mm/2.8.

Photos were taken at my school with EOS30D with 50mm/1.8II

For Asashi.P/F2.8

Splits into two pieces:

One blade is a bit lazy, but it doesn't affect on anything

Bokeh test, shot F/2.8 with a bit sharpening.

This was my second of the two 28mm/2.8 M42 lenses I bought. First one was called SIRIUS MC but I wasn't satisfied with its sharpness at F2.8.
This one is a tad bit soft wide open but for me it was sharp enough.
Thanks for looking!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never, looks you got a rare bird.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Topman MC 28mm/2.8 Reply with quote

Jekku wrote:
Has anyone heard of this lens?

Topman was a company specialized in tripod which bought the former Miranda factory

They came in the lens business in 1980
They sold their lenses mainly under their own trade mark + Toshiba/Tosner trademark
Hanimex (as well as rony..) bought lenses from topman
The 35/70 f3.5 from hanimex (the HANIMEXceptionnel as said the french ads) was a Topman lens

ALL topman lenses have an interchangeable mount (topman standard) .
The Topman mount was not truly universal but specific to the opening of the lens : ie ; it was a CANON 2.8 mount , a CANON 4.5 mount, a Olympus 2.8 mount...)
In your picture, we can clearly see the 2.8 interchangeable mount
THe topman lenses were generally of good/very good quality

Last edited by PBFACTS on Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:19 pm; edited 1 time in total

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks PBFACTS for sharing the info.

I thought TOPMAN is just the fashion label ! Laughing

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, thanks PBFACTS!

Never thought that I bought a good lens. I was more trying to get as cheap as possible and to test whether I'm comfortable with manual focusing.

Now that I've used this lens for a month or two I can say I've come to terms with MF, although I miss AF from time to time. This lens rarely comes off from my camera. And if it does it's only for a short period of time for using the EF50/1.8II.
I was actually surprised of the quality this lens can make. Paid about 30€ inc. shipping, too much?

I'll post a sample picture straight out of the camera asap.

Oh, and my equipment has grown with a splitscreen/microprism focusing screen and a Tenpa viewfinder(which I'm still waiting to arrive). Next stop is to get a superwide prime or zoom, less than 20mm, and perhaps a macro. Any suggestions for those? As for the superwide, I'd like to have an apeture of 3.5 or bigger(smaller?), preferrably 2.8 and same goes with the macro.