Mamiya Sekor 35mm f/2.8. If you’re looking to purchase this lens I always check Adorama and Ebay for good deals. It helps me if you purchase it through one of these links here in this review. When you purchase through these links it financially enables me to devote time to develop this site further. Thanks for the help! -Todd
7.9 oz (225g)
1.75 feet (0.5 meters).
8 blades stopping down to f/22.
M42 Metal Mount.
f/2.8: It’s fairly soft with quite a bit of coma and spherical aberration causing low contrast.
f/3.5: Sharpens up a tiny bit with still low contrast and coma and still lots of spherical aberration.
f/4: Sharpens up nicely with a little spherical aberration, but better contrast.
f/8: Pretty sharp with great contrast.
A little bit of vignette at f/2.8 slowly clearing at f/3.5 and and then quickly clear a lot around f/4 and basically gone at f/8
There is a little bit of barrel distortion common for a 35mm.
On MF Camera
Optics: ★ ★
Mechanics: ★ ★ ★ ★
Ergonomics: ★ ★ ★
Usefulness: ★ ★
Overall: ★ ★
On AF Camera
Ergonomics: ★ ★
Overall: ★ ★
Out of 5
This lens is not the best 35mm f/2.8 around, but stopped down this lens takes off and is incredibly sharp. It would make a great landscape lens if you shoot at smaller apertures. Wide open there is quite a bit of coma and spherical aberration which lowers contrast and looks hazy.
Mechanically this lens is prone to the aperture ring getting play and wobbling but this doesn’t really effect anything much. The focus is a little stiff, and the lack of a rubber focus ring can make it a little slippery.
Stopped down this lens is fantastic, but I wouldn’t go out of my way looking for one.
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