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Cimko ( paragon PMC, Beroflex, Ensinor, Clubman..) 28mm F/2.8

Sharpness 
 8.5
Aberrations 
 8.5
Bokeh 
 7.3
Handling 
 9.0
Value 
 10.0
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Cimko ( paragon PMC, Beroflex, Ensinor, Clubman..) 28mm F/2.8

Cimko ( paragon PMC, Beroflex, Ensinor, Clubman..) 28mm F/2.8
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Cimko ( paragon PMC, Beroflex, Ensinor, Clubman..) 28mm F/2.8
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Description:
Cima kogaku sold lenses under its own Cimko brand, and also supplied numerous generic lens reseller brands - see this mflenses.com thread, and this thread.
Pics 1, 2 shows Paragon PMC nameplate version with ribbed focus ring. There is another review page for a "macro" version with rubber focus ring here.

28mm F/2.8
25cm close focusing
Metal body
Mount Type: Pentax K
Price History:



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New Member

Registered: September, 2019
Posts: 2
Lens Review Date: December 20, 2019 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $15.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: lightweight, cheap
Cons: didn't find any
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 10    Value: 10    Camera Used: Pentax P50   

Great lens for its price. You can get for really cheap. If you look for 28mm you will notice how Pentax 28mm f2.8 can get pricy these days.

I tried this Clubman on few rolls of film with my Pentax P50 and sold it, just because my wife presented a 35mm Pentax-M to me on Christmas. Actually, I don't notice much difference between 28 and 35 focal length
   
New Member

Registered: June, 2017
Posts: 6
Lens Review Date: August 5, 2017 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $15.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Cheap, excellent on Micro 4/3
Cons: needs a good lens hood
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 7    Handling: 9    Value: 10    Camera Used: Panasonic G2 with PK adaptor   

I have 2 versions of this lens in PK mounts - one as a Clubman and the other the Panagor version- each bought for30 years old) - these are fantastic performers on 35mm stopped down to >F4 and make excellent manual focus standard lenses on Micro 4/3. In this case - look out for the rarer "Macro" version that went to 1:4 close up which gives this lens a big advantage over standard kit zooms for crop sensor cameras.

On Micro 4/3 cameras the edge softness and lower contrast wide open at F2.8 becomes a bonus as this is then a 55mm equivalent 3/4 length portrait lens!
   
Pentaxian

Registered: September, 2010
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 2,614
Lens Review Date: September 29, 2011 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $10.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Solid build, quite sharp, little CA, cheap to buy
Cons: No major negatives
Sharpness: 8    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 5    Handling: 8    Value: 10   

A Cima Kogaku (Cimko) made lens - the green diamond gives it away. Very solid, all metal construction with attention to detail - even the lens cap is metal ! Sharp on APS DSLR (K-7) except at f2.8 where some corner softness creeps in together with vignetting. Colour reproduction is good, slightly cool. Bokeh can be weird when opened wide, reasonable when closed up a bit,

Can be picked up very cheaply and is an excellent bargain buy. Sample photos at different apertures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kh1234567890/sets/72157627778642740
   
Veteran Member

Registered: January, 2011
Location: Minahasa, North Celebes (Sulawesi)
Posts: 585

1 user found this helpful
Lens Review Date: July 1, 2011 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Overall a decent lens. Can be found cheap.
Cons:
Sharpness: 8    Aberrations: 7    Bokeh: 8    Handling: 9    Value: 10   

Another capable performer, if you don't ask much. Lens like this really can make great images, but stay away from direct strong light because the coating is not as good as SMC.



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