Tou/Five Star 28mm f/2.8 Auto MC. 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
6.4 oz (182g)
Rubber on Metal.
1.0 feet (0.3 meters).
6 blades stopping down to f/22.
Mine came in M42 Metal Mount.
f/2.8: A little bit soft and lower contrast, with some coma, spherical aberration and a fair bit of chromatic aberration.
f/3.5: Doesn’t sharpen up much, but has better contrast and way less coma and spherical aberration but still a fair bit of chromatic aberration.
f/4: Sharpens up a little bit more, but way better contrast and only a hind of chromatic aberration.
f/8: Fairly sharp with good contrast but never gets super sharp.
Quite a bit of vignetting at f/2.8 clearing off around f/4 and gone by f/8.
A fair bit of Barrel Distortion which is typical for a 28mm.
On MF Camera
Optics: ★ ★
Mechanics: ★ ★ ★ ★
Ergonomics: ★ ★ ★
Usefulness: ★ ★ ★
Overall: ★ ★ ★
On AF Camera
Ergonomics: ★ ★
Overall: ★ ★
Out of 5
What I like about this lens is that it is a really well built, all metal lens but is very light to carry or put in your pocket. The focus ring is a little small but is still a really easy lens to use.
Optically this lens is not anything special and takes a while to sharpen up, but if you find a good deal then it’s a fun lens to try out. I wouldn’t go out of my way to find one though.
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