The Songagar 35mm 2.8, a wonderful piece of junk part1

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Shooting with it is a discordant mess. The Sonagar 35mm takes some getting used to. Its field of view is not 35mm on my D700. I think it’s wider. Knowing exactly what aperture you’re shooting at is impossible at times. The minimum focus distance is deplorable. This all makes it delightful.

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I had to get this out of my system. I read a few negative things about this lens However I just think those people did not have the patience this lens requires on current cameras. It renders color interestingly and needs to be treated like your shooting film.

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Focusing with the Sonagar 35mm 2.8  is a challenge. Its so easy to mess up .

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It takes a bit of time to get it right especially in low light.

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My good friend Julius , a willing victim/subject

Portraits are interesting as well, you need good light or a flash. Over all it was fun to just take the Sonagar 35mm and casually shoot with it. There will be more of this. I think I know whats its best use is now, I have to test that theory . I thought about doing a full review, but I am not going to. This lens is to weird, and not readily available.

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