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REVIEW: Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-03-01

Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5

Specs:

Lens:
200mm

Aperture:
f/3.5 to f/22
6 bladed aperure (Auto and Manual)

Closest Focus:
2.6m (9ft)

Weight:
715g

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Wide open:
Good sharpness
Little corner softness
No vignetting

Renders very good at all apertures.

Analogue B&W film
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5
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f/3.5 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5



Digital
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5
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f/3.5 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5

Bokeh
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5



Filming
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5




Sample
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5
Formula 5 MC 200mm f/3.5


Build quality

Very good and solid.
It also have a nice feel to it.


Conclusion

A surprisingly good lens with great image and build quality.
Renders very nice with good bokeh.
Sharpness are very good.

It handels backlight very well but in extremely bright light conditions like shooting directly into the sun can make some really bad internal reflections.
And you can even see the aperture blade in the shot so it's not the best lens for that nice sunset unless you shoot wide open.
Not exactly your normal use for a 200mm so I don't see that as a problem.


Thumbs up:
Image quality, Bokeh
Build quality, Feel


Thumbs down:
Flare and internal reflections (But only extremely bright light conditions)



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Technical Info

Analogue B&W film
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: AGFA CINEREX (X-ray film)
Developer: Kodak D76

Digital
Canon 500D with lens mount adapter
Auto White Balance and ISO 100

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