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Miranda 28mm, f2.8 MC

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4 40,920 Tue May 13, 2014
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Miranda 28mm, f2.8 MC

Lens composition :
Apertures from F22 to F2,8
Min focus distance:
Construction :
Filter size : 49mm
Manual focus
Mount : Pentax K
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New Member

Registered: January, 2014
Location: Europe
Posts: 4
Lens Review Date: May 13, 2014 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $25.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Size,Sharp,f 2.8, close focusing
Cons: none so far
Sharpness: 10    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 10    Value: 10   

I am shooting 90 out of 100 shots with this one , really love it ! great as a walk around lens, light ,small , focuses really close to a subject .Very easy to focus,it felt natural from the first shots i've got with it , although it was my first manual focus lens ever...
Here are some photos taken with it
and many more on my account in FLICKR.
Veteran Member

Registered: September, 2013
Posts: 306
Lens Review Date: September 22, 2013 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $20.00 | Rating: 6 

Pros: Size, ok sharp from f5.6
Cons: Flare, under f5.6 not sharp,distance scale not in place
Sharpness: 7    Aberrations: 6    Bokeh: 7    Handling: 8    Value: 7   

No use for this, its not good enough for figed focal lens
Junior Member

Registered: November, 2011
Location: SG
Posts: 27
Lens Review Date: June 25, 2012 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: cheap and good, I use with extension tube set to use for great 1cm macro
Cons: for that cheap price, no
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 9    Value: 9   

cheap and good, I got a like new condition one, 49mm filter thread, 0.3m min focus distance.

on APS-C sensor, give a view of 42mm, good like 50mm on film but wider.

with split screen, easy to focus, without focus screen, it is hard to focus.

28mm is a common focal length produced cheap and good by a lot of manufactures, like 50mm f1.7.

it is cheaper than 24mm and 35mm in general. and good with 50mm combo as travel light.

with 10mm extension tube, it produce 1:1 macro,

with 60mm extension tube, it fill a 1cm object in screen with the subject 5mm away from front glass,

some one has done with reverse mount the 28mm on extension tube to get better object distance. and search on youtube
Lens Review Date: July 20, 2010 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 7 

Pros: Cheap, sharp, good optics
Cons: a bit too prone to flare

I have its clone the Cosina Cosinon 28 f2.8 , so far i am happy with this lens. It is an honnest wide angle that does the job and there is no remorse to knock it around due to the very little price. I was travelling down the south of france i took 3 lenses the cosina 28 f2.8 , pentax-A 50 f2 and the Makinon 80-200. This was enough to cover macro and landscape shooting as well as portrait.
In my opinion the Tokina RMS 28 f2.8 is far better, as i could understand the prices are very similar. I own it on M42 for convenience and long trip i decided to restrict myself to PK mount.

The lense hood has to be the one designed for wideangle as it could cause some vignetting on the sides.

Judge by yourself here are some shots with the Cosina Cosinon 28 f2.8
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