Chinar 35mm f2.8

     This lens is much like its 28mm brother.   That review can be seen here.  

     It is soft wide open but quite usable by f5.6.    Contrast is a bit low.   Fringing will occur at wide apertures.    Distortion is well controlled but vignetting is obvious at f2.8.   Color rendition is on the cool side.    I suggest custom white balancing with this lens.

     It was very difficult to focus w/out magnified assistance and that only helped a little.   

     Flare was not tested.   I assume it will be significantly affected by stray light.

     Boken fringing is well controlled and this is typical of wide angle lenses that do not have macro capabilities.

     As a budget lens it is a good performer and better than I expected.

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ISO 400 - f5.6

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ISO 400 - f5.6 - 100% crop

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ISO 400 - f5.6

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ISO 400 - f2.8

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ISO 400 - f5.6

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ISO 1000 - f2.8 - 50% crop

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ISO 400 - f2.8 - vignetting

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ISO 400 - f5.6

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bokeh fringe - f2.8

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bokeh fringe - f4

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bokeh fringe - f5.6 - edge