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REVIEW: Expert 300mm f/5.6

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-12-12

Expert 300mm f/5.6

Specs:

Lens:
300mm

Aperture:
f/5.6 to f/22
9 bladed aperure

Closest Focus:
2.5m (8ft)

Weight:
615g

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Wide open:
Not crazy sharp but good enough
Some corner softness
Very little vignetting

Renders very good at all apertures.

Analogue B&W film
Expert 300mm f/5.6
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f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Looks great
Expert 300mm
                                                      f/5.6
Expert 300mm
                                                      f/5.6


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Expert
                                                          300mm f/5.6
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f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Expert
                                                          300mm f/5.6
Expert
                                                          300mm f/5.6

Sample
Expert
                                                          300mm f/5.6
Expert
                                                          300mm f/5.6


Filming
Expert 300mm f/5.6

Build quality

Very good and solid.
Also have a nice feel to it.


Conclusion

Nice lens that is fairly lightweight and good build and image quality.
Wide open is not crazy sharp but more than enough I would say.


Thumbs up:
Build and Image quality
Bokeh
Lightweight
9 bladed aperure


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