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REVIEW: Carenar 35mm f/2.8

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-12-05

Carenar 35mm f/2.8

Specs:

Lens:
35mm

Aperture:
f/2.8 to f/22
6 bladed aperure

Closest Focus:
0.7m (2.5ft)

Weight:
213g

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Wide open:
Good center sharpness
Soft corners that never disappear completely on a full frame camera
Mild vignetting

Renders very good at all apertures.

Analogue B&W film
Carenar 35mm f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Nice
Carenar 35mm
                                                      f/2.8
Carenar 35mm
                                                      f/2.8


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Carenar
                                                          35mm f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Carenar
                                                          35mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          35mm f/2.8

Flare
f/2.8              
Carenar
                                                          35mm f/2.8
               f/22
Carenar
                                                          35mm f/2.8
Flare film clip
Carenar 35mm f/2.8


Sample
Carenar
                                                          35mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          35mm f/2.8
Carenar
                                                          35mm f/2.8


Filming
Carenar 35mm f/2.8

Build quality

Very good and a solid feel.


Conclusion

The image quality is not bad and it renders nicely but the corner softness at bigger apertures are quite noticeable, this don't disappear completely on a full frame camera.
This like the 28mm ver which have a 45° focus span end to end.
Can be good or bad depending what you prefer but the closest focus is 0.7m (2.5ft) which is not very good on a 35mm.


Thumbs up:
Build and Image quality
Center sharpness



Thumbs down:
Corner softness
Closest Focus of 0.7m (2.5ft)



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Film: Rollei RPX 100
Developer: Kodak D76

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