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A few 28mm f/2.8 lenses

eno789

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A friend lends me a Nikon AIS 28mm f/2.8, with a few 28mm f/2.8 of my own, I did some simple test this afternoon. Two shots each, first at f/2.8, second at f/4. (Indoor availble light, 10sec self-timer, NEX 5N on tripod, RAW and Lightroom, no PP).

Nikon Nikkor AIS (52mm filter thread), closest focusing distance is 20cm, here at around 25cm.
@ f/2.8
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"425" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/201210Orchid28mm?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-10 Orchid 28mm</a></td></tr></table>
@ f/4
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"425" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/201210Orchid28mm?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-10 Orchid 28mm</a></td></tr></table>

Nikon Series E (52mm filter thread), closest focusing distance is 30cm, here at around 30cm:
@ f/2.8
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"425" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/201210Orchid28mm?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-10 Orchid 28mm</a></td></tr></table>
f/4
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/vlcQLsArmbeNLT2NPm_g82N04X7YY97Ki6g6mgrJ9zE?feat=embedwebsite">
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"425" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/201210Orchid28mm?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-10 Orchid 28mm</a></td></tr></table>

Sigma Mini-Wide-II (52mm filter thread), closest focusing distance is 22cm, here at around 25cm:
@ f/2.8
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"425" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/201210Orchid28mm?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-10 Orchid 28mm</a></td></tr></table>
@ f/4
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/QGFxh0uyoIN6k9bdxEBKkmN04X7YY97Ki6g6mgrJ9zE?feat=embedwebsite">
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"425" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/201210Orchid28mm?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-10 Orchid 28mm</a></td></tr></table>

Vivitar Close Focus (49mm filter thread), closest focusing distance is 23cm, here at around 25cm:
@ f/2.8
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/aUNK08pJIYtjA0vq_ekgoGN04X7YY97Ki6g6mgrJ9zE?feat=embedwebsite">
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"425" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/201210Orchid28mm?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-10 Orchid 28mm</a></td></tr></table>
@ f/4
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/GGbo5FqI8LRjpEyZisLPtGN04X7YY97Ki6g6mgrJ9zE?feat=embedwebsite">
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"425" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/201210Orchid28mm?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-10 Orchid 28mm</a></td></tr></table>

Contax Carl Zeiss Distagon (55mm filter thread), closest focusing distance is 25cm, here at around 25cm:
@ f/2.8
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/TVXt3BWxSFKuQOZBxwxL3mN04X7YY97Ki6g6mgrJ9zE?feat=embedwebsite">
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"425" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/201210Orchid28mm?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-10 Orchid 28mm</a></td></tr></table>
@ f/4
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/XR15_3cE2TW9_x13GdIYoWN04X7YY97Ki6g6mgrJ9zE?feat=embedwebsite">
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"425" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106236012710735055679/201210Orchid28mm?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012-10 Orchid 28mm</a></td></tr></table>

I'm generally not a pixel peeper. If you want to see bigger version, you can click through.
And my conclusion is that they are all pretty good on APS-C for this close focusing test. The Nikon Series E is a little weak.

Cheers!
 

markoneswift

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Great test - doesn't seem to be much in them at all in terms of sharpness and colour.
 
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