Sonntag, 26. Oktober 2014

My black and white diary from Tuscany

See and experience only one week in Tuscany is far too little Well no matter. I have a huge amount of photos shot. I need forever to sort all photos.  I present some of the many pictures here. Maybe you like them.  Here's a few shots first. There are more in the next few days.

Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2014

The Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8 - a small gem for little money?

Caveat: a smooth Yes to my own question in the title. I have many lenses with 28mm focal length tried in recent times. Some lenses, like the Sigma 28mm mini wide II were very impressive in the image quality. For other lenses, such as the Vivitar 28mm f/2.8, it was necessary to stop down before I really satisfied with contrast, sharpness and colors.
However, the Tokina RMC II 28mm f/2.8 is really a very impressive lens.

As with the wide angle Tokina RMC II 24mm f / 2.8 is also the 28mm lens already to very good use at open aperture.   The Tokina 28mm f/2.8 you can buy for less than 30 euros. And you get a really good lens for your little money.
Let's start with the statistical data: The Tokina 28mm is a very compact lens with dimensions 64 x 42 mm and a weight of only 160 grams. The minimum focus is 0,3 meter, it is a multi-coated lens with 5 elements in 5 groups. The filter size is 49 mm.  A beautiful lens to adapt to a sony-nex or sony a7.
What about the image quality?  Already at open aperture sharpness and contrast are very good. If you stop down only grows the depth of field.  I have the lens used in bad weather and sunshine. The sharpness and resolution were always excellent.
In some situations, such as for example in the back light, it is better to use a lens hood. Otherwise the performance of the lens is blameless. Or in other words: I can really recommend this lens. One gets an excellent performance for very little money. I hope you can see on my photos, for example, how good this lens really is.

Sony NEX-3N with f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 200

Sony NEX-3N with f/2.8, 1/100s, ISO 200

Sony NEX-3N with f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 200

Sony NEX-3N, f/4.0, 1/200s, ISO 200

Sony NEX-3N with f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 200