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A few 28mm f/2.8 lenses

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by eno789, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    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
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/MiHZ-W2B2BiE0Ay1M_EgIGN04X7YY97Ki6g6mgrJ9zE?feat=embedwebsite"> DSC02775. "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/f4CTrQlEo3XteMK-Xy_JLmN04X7YY97Ki6g6mgrJ9zE?feat=embedwebsite"> DSC02776. "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
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/FxfPz96Ui8ngctluuwDNRmN04X7YY97Ki6g6mgrJ9zE?feat=embedwebsite"> DSC02777. "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"> DSC02778. "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
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gyYTh__FoUSKGak6qVYZXGN04X7YY97Ki6g6mgrJ9zE?feat=embedwebsite"> DSC02779. "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"> DSC02780. "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"> DSC02781. "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"> DSC02782. "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"> DSC02783. "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"> DSC02784. "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!
     
  2. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    Great test - doesn't seem to be much in them at all in terms of sharpness and colour.