TAMRON 1:2.5 28mm MC

Focal length: 28mm

Mount: Konica AR
Aperture: F 2.5 - F 32
Min focus distance: 0.25m
Length (from flange): 45/49mm [+ 20mm for the adapter]

Diameter: 62mm
Weight: 227gr.

Some pictures:

A7 and the lens.

The grip is a HorusBennu grip attached to a Manfrotto 200PL style quick release plate, a special plate made by HorusBennu for their grips. It allows you to use the camera, with the grip attached, on a Manfrotto RC2 Rapid Connect Adapter.

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 satellite dish in the center of the photo.

F 2.5.

F 8.

F 22.

F 32.

Closest focus is only 31cm from outermost edge of the lens, F 8. Focus on the program wheel of the camera.

Already wide open picture sharpness is fine, just a bit of colour cast at F 2.5. Stopped down it's really good and very contrasty, nearly surreal. Have a look at the full resolution image at F 8 or F 22. At F32 there is a little bit of diffraction. Diffraction is a problem of the sensor size, not the lens (see A6000 comparison page). The lens has good close focussing capablities.

Konica AR lenses are 40.5mm FFD. This is shorter than most of the others, except M39. So the adapters are shorter as well. On top of this, AR lenses are very compact. It's a small and very sturdy lens, it is not lightweight and it is cheap. A good lens with one stop more than average 28mm.