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Nikon's Sonnar - 2.8/35 from Nikon L35AF
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:21 am    Post subject: Nikon's Sonnar - 2.8/35 from Nikon L35AF Reply with quote

This is a legendary lens, regarded as one of the best ever fitted to a 35mm compact. It has a 5 element Sonnar-like layout, as shown by this diagram by Marco Cavina:





Remounted for use on M4/3, here on my OM-D E-M5, a superb lens, sharp even wide open with that classical smooth Sonnar rendering, just lovely.

These are all wide open at F2.8:

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That car back was pretty trial for such glass. Otherwise fine rendering and contrast.


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I deliberately shot the reflection on the car to see how the lens handled CA on highlights and how good the coatings were, I think it did rather well in both instances as there is virtually no CA and it's retained a good level of contrast despite the very harsh light.


PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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