Focal length: 35mm
Aperture: F 2.8 - F 22
Min focus distance: 1m
Length (from flange): 27/30mm [+ 11mm for the adapter], rear element protrudes 22mm (!), so be
cautious and see last paragraph
A7 and the lens.
The back part of the lens is impressing, the rear element
protrudes 22mm (!).
Sample pictures: You may click
on the sample image (except closest focus) for full resolution. The
full resolution image opens in a new window, so you can keep it open
for comparison. Focus is on the
dish to the right of the big solar panel near the center of the photo.
Closest focus is 80cm from
edge of the lens, F 8. Focus on
the program wheel of the camera.
In my opinion this lens is a deception for full format
digital. As far
as I remember it delivered quite good results on film with a Bessa L.
It's based on the famous Biogon design; there are good evaluations on
the web that I can't confirm. It is soft wide open. Closed
down it's better in the center, but there is flare at the edges, see
the lower left corner. Maybe the design isn't good for full format
digital, just as the old 15mm Heliar. I also have 2 Contax mount
variants of these, they have the same problems. The lens has no
close focussing capablities. However it is small and lightweight.
this lens has an enormous protruding rear element with an unprocted
glass, it has to
be handled with care. The A7 has just, but just enough room inside for
my version of the lens, check yours at your own risk. For security
reasons set the lens to closest focus while attaching it,
which shifts the back part inside for 2mm, at least it does on my
version, there are people who claim the opposite. Anyway, it still
sticks out of the
adapter. So if you want to use it on another model of camera, please
check. There is not enough room for it in the A5000/6000. If you don't
the special rear cap: an empty transparent plastic film container from
film cut to half the hight will perfectly stick and protect the back of