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Auto Revuenon 2.8/135 (55mm filter thread, not "Spezial
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:57 am    Post subject: Auto Revuenon 2.8/135 (55mm filter thread, not "Spezial Reply with quote

This is an M42 Auto Revuenon 2.8/135 with 55mm thread, six diaphragm blades and serial number 73xxxx. Not a "Spezial" version discussed several times here on the forum.

#1 I found that it gives a good 3D effect in an appropriate light condition

#2 It renders coarse volumes in a convincing way, especially with contrast boosted

#3 It has a visible "sympathy" to blue and magenta but renders well skin tones

#4 It's sharp, while the bokeh is not too busy

#5 In difficult light conditions it may give quite unusual and still interesting effects

#6 Event at f5.6 and after automatic correction slight purple outcast might be observed, not that dramatic in many cases

#7 A 100% crop w/o showin really strong CA

All shots, except of the last crop are taken at f4-5.6, with Nex-5N.

I was positively impressed with sharpness and pop-up the lens renders. Its character reminds me Tokina RMC 2.8/135, the latter also with a very pronounced purple fringing. Even though Tokina has a completely different body construction.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added here the photo of the lens itself.