A picture of my dad. The lens is really very sharp, a lot moreso than I expected from it.
This image of my mum and dad shows how this lens flares extremely easily. To be expected, though, due to it’s single coating. The flare is really unappealling and I can’t see how it can be used creatively. It is what it is.
However, with the terrible flaring, with the lack of contrast, with the quirky and somewhat stiff focusing there’s still something that I find very enjoyable about shooting this lens. On top of that I just love how it renders black and white images. Highlights and midtones have a “silvery” quality to them and generally the lens, despite it’s shortcomings, is very sharp and has plenty of character.
Here’s an image of my mum and my brother holding one of our hens.