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Chinar 35mm f2.8


Filter Size
Lens Mount
Aperture Range
Close Focus
Macro Ratio
Year Introduced
Tested with


Pentax K
f2.8 - f22
Eos M3

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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. 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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