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REVIEW: Super Carenar 300mm f/5.5

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-12-18

Super Carenar 300mm f/5.5

Specs:

Lens:
300mm

Aperture:
f/5.5 to f/22
6 bladed aperure

Closest Focus:
3.7m (12ft)

Weight:
860g

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Wide open:
Great sharpness
Mild corner softness but this never quite disappear on a fullframe.
Farly little vignetting

Renders very good at all apertures.

Analogue B&W film
Super Carenar 300mm
                            f/5.5
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f/5.5 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Looks good
Super Carenar
                                                      300mm f/5.5
Super Carenar
                                                      300mm f/5.5


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Super
                                                          Carenar 300mm
                                                          f/5.5
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/5.5 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Super
                                                          Carenar 300mm
                                                          f/5.5
Super
                                                          Carenar 300mm
                                                          f/5.5


Sample
Super
                                                          Carenar 300mm
                                                          f/5.5
Super
                                                          Carenar 300mm
                                                          f/5.5
Super
                                                          Carenar 300mm
                                                          f/5.5


Filming
Super Carenar 300mm
                                            f/5.5

Build quality

Very good and solid.
Also have a nice feel exept for the aperture ring that lack resistens and don't have a good feel.
But that might be just mine.


Conclusion

Suprizingly good image quality.
Can be a bit tricky to focus a f/5.5 lens on a SLR intended for manual focus.
The focus aid doesn't work at that aperture.
Not a problem you find on a Digital SLR especially if you use liveview.


Thumbs up:
Image and build quality
Bokeh


Thumbs down



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