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Back to the USSR with Neewer 1.2/35
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:35 pm    Post subject: Back to the USSR with Neewer 1.2/35 Reply with quote

Here are some shots made with Neewer 1.2/35 at various apertures, from f2 to f5.6, depending on light conditions.

I experimented mostly in mid-far field, sometimes getting the focus with quite an effort, even at f5.6. My copy renders similar to TV and projection lenses, with sharp center and rather fuzzy further towards the edges. It's OK and even very pleasant in times. The only concern is that it seems to smear more on the left side than on the right. It is visible through the whole set, except of the closest focus, like #7.

As for the colour rendition, t seems quite good, especially for the evening blues. But yellows and reds are also well saturated.

Bokeh is smooth. Vignetting is pleasantly even.

All shots are taken with Nex-5N and slightly boosted as for contrast and sometimes saturation.









PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I add here some more samples to illustrate what I find pleasing in the off-center unsharpness of the lens. Even with vivid colours this adds a vintage feel.


#2 A shot converted to BW confirms such vintage feel

#3 The same feature (field curvature, like in Fujian lenses?) gives a reverse effect here: both further and closer objects are in focus, no fuzziness at all, on the contrary to shooting planes

#4 This one gives a mixed impression, with much of "vintage" softness and "modern" OOF effects