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09-23-2008, 12:09 AM   #1
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Hanimex 28mm f:2.8 - test shot

hi all, just got this lens off ebay for 41 AUD not including shipping. the sample pics taken that i managed to track down of it looked all right, so i took the plunge. this is my first manual lens. i attached a sample shot i took this afternoon while i was at work, straight out of the camera, no post processing. thanks in advance for your comments.

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09-23-2008, 12:56 AM   #2
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Pretty sharp, and good colours.
The OOF areas on the car's headlights are a bit distracting, but at the same time they are quite nice to look at in themselves.
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Got a pic of the lens? Think my Uncle has one of these in his old camera bag.
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here's the pic from the ebay page. hopefully i have some time during the weekend to take some more photos.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Spongefingers Quote
Pretty sharp, and good colours.
The OOF areas on the car's headlights are a bit distracting, but at the same time they are quite nice to look at in themselves.
BEAUTIFUL bokeh! You should be able to control this lens very well and dim those circles as needed to suit your style.

Congratulations on dabbling into the manual lens world. Going back to my old manual lenses really increased the learning curve with the digital gear.
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thanks, but since its fully manual metering and such, how do i control the brightness of the bokeh? it was a really sunny day, i was wide open at 2.8, 1/750, iso 100 and using a k200d.

any tips would be appreciated.
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Well if you want to shoot wide open (for OOF blur) in the bright of day, I would recommend a couple of ND filters... that would allow you some more control of your exposure.
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Pulling an old thread out of the archives sorry.

I now have a copy of this lens in M42 - OP doesn't indicate but seems to be identical in every other way re markings. Does anyone have any idea who the original maker would be - cruising the web seems to have every lens brand manufacturer associated with the Hanimex name - would be good to have a serial number break down such as the Vivitar one - Mine starts 161.

Seems to be okay and wouldn't be surprised if it was a Komine or Kiron or similar. That may be wishful thinking.

Any help would be appreciated.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Arjay Bee Quote
I now have a copy of this lens in M42 - OP doesn't indicate but seems to be identical in every other way re markings. Does anyone have any idea who the original maker would be - cruising the web seems to have every lens brand manufacturer associated with the Hanimex name - would be good to have a serial number break down such as the Vivitar one - Mine starts 161.
Hanimex, like Vivitar, Sears, Porst, Albinar et al sold lenses from various makers. I have two very different Hanimex 28/2.8s, makers unknown. I know of about 10 different versions. I also have a database of hundreds of lenses I've owned, and none of them start with 16. You might try asking the Manual Focus Lenses Forum -- pictures of the lens would help. Much lens expertise there. Good luck!
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Hi Rio,
I saw your comments on closely related questions in the MF Lens Forum the other night when I started researching. I have been a member there and lurking for a couple of years - that site certainly has some serious lens collectors!!!
I went and reviwed all the lenses in the vivitar beastiary and this Hanimex - as in the image above- most closely matches the Komine versions except focus throw and so on is inverted- odd - certainly feels and looks like a Komine. Would love to know the truth though.
According to Wikipedia Hanimex is/was an Australian company but I am picking that there would be no archives anywhere that would contain this kind of manufacturing and ordering detail - would love to be proved wrong...
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Hanimex is/was Jack Hannes Import-Export -- made their mark AFAIK by selling Prakticas to the outside world. (Alas, I no longer have my Hanimex-Praktica Super TL.) Yes, Vivitar (Ponder & Best) have enough of a following that Beastiaries exist. Would that Hanimex, Porst, Albinar (Fred Alba), Sears et al were similarly documented. A map of lensmakers and marketers would be a spaghetti-tangle. Many of the makers' attributions in my lens database are '?'.
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recommend enjoy this lens

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I have a very similar-looking lens (to the one in #4) branded Porst Super-WW-AS MC G, with a swappable mount. Small and cute (shorter than the M 28 3.5!) but heavy. Feels very well-made, smooth aperture ring included, and does well even wide open, with as close to no vignetting on APS-C as I've seen (so I think #12 must be a different lens since it vignettes even on 4/3). Transmission is very good for a 7-element lens with run-of-the-mill coatings, too. Unfortunately, resolution stopped down is not a match for the K-x (I have better 28s in that regard), and the first post already shows the bokeh circles indicative of a lens tweaked for wide-open performance. Good but dated.

I have no idea who made this one, except it must have been a Japanese manufacturer. Did anyone else besides Kiron have light blue lettering in about 1980/81? Their 28mm 2.8 is different though.

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Hi, I have a canon t3 and i recently bought a hanimex 28 mm lens, but i couldn't find the adapter ring to used it jet. Could anyone help me, i have a m42 but it doesn't fit to te the lens. I really appreciate your help. Thanks!
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Well, do you know what mount your Haninex has? Maybe you could post pictures of it and someone can identify it.
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