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05-17-2014, 10:24 AM   #1
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Pentacon 29mm f/2.8 (M42)

Did a review of the Pentacon 29mm f/2.8 (M42) on my blog.
Here are some of the test shots.
B&W shots are analog and are taken with a Chinon CEII Memotron and AGFA CINEREX (X-ray film)
Color shots are digital and are taken with a Canon 500D.

My review has more and hires images which can be found on my blog: Pentacon 29mm f/2.8 (M42) Review

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05-17-2014, 09:45 PM   #2
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Looks to be about what I expect from Pentacon lenses: edge softness for quite a bit, and then diffraction beginning to appear almost immediately after the edges have firmed up as fully as they are going to. Best aperture I'd say appears to be f11.

(Don't get me wrong—I love Pentacons; they have great character. But there are certain things that I fully expect to show up in their designs.)

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