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REVIEW: Hidenon 28mm f/2.8

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-08-07

Hidenon 28mm f/2.8

Specs:

Lens:
28mm

Aperture:
f/2.8 to f/16
12 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 0.5m (1.7ft)

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Analogue B&W film

Hidenon 28mm f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Hidenon 28mm f/2.8
Hidenon 28mm f/2.8


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Hidenon
                                                          28mm f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16


Bokeh
Hidenon                                                          28mm f/2.8
Hidenon                                                          28mm f/2.8

Flare
Hidenon                                                          28mm f/2.8
Hidenon                                                          28mm f/2.8



Filming
Hidenon
                                                          28mm f/2.8



Build quality

All metal.
Very robust and got a nice feel to it.


Conclusion

Looks and feels great but with a awkward lens design.
You have to turn about 350 ° to focus from infinit to 0.5m.
The focus gripring is also quite small and the aperture ring very close and sticks out.
This makes it quite easy to change the aperture when you turn the focus.
So it's a lot of turning that I don't see why you need.

Image quality is not very impressive wide open which is quite flat.
Stop it down and you get fairly nice shots with okay center center sharpness but corner softness are still quite noticeable.
Bokeh and flares look good.


Thumbs up:
Build quality
Bokeh and Flare
12 bladed aperure

Thumbs down:
Image quality wide open
Corner softness
Lens design
Closest focus of 0.5m (1.7ft)


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