Bushnell 35mm f2.8

      I only had time for a few shots before this lens was sold off.  Bushnell has specialized in sports optics for 70 years.  For a short time they distributed camera lenses that were made in Japan.   Like most 70's lenses, they were well made.   I got my hands on a Nikon Non Ai version of the 35mm f2.8.   Sharpness is good from f4 up.  Contrast is average and color rendition is warm.   I did notice some minor fringing up to f5.6.  At f5.6 sharpness is very good.   Close focus performance is good.   Focus dampening is excellent.   Distortion is negligible.    If you need a budget 35mm, this will do fine. 

     In bokeh fringe testing it performed poorly for a wide angle lens.    Color shifts will be noticeable, especially in close focus situations.

Bushnell 35mm at f5.6 100%crop.JPG

ISO 200 - f5.6 - 100%crop


bokeh fringe - f2.8



bokeh fringe - f4



bokeh fringe - f5.6

still noticeable