Adapted Nikon PC Nikkor 28mm F3.5 - Unfit for Purpose!

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HunterDurlacher Junior Member • Posts: 29
Adapted Nikon PC Nikkor 28mm F3.5 - Unfit for Purpose!

Hi Everyone,

Hoping to share my latest review of the Nikon PC-Nikkor 28mm F3.5 lens adapted to the Sony A7r IV (results similar when adapted to Canon, Nikon and Fujifilm mirrorless bodies).

Please find the video link below for your enjoyment:

Background for reference - I recently had the opportunity to travel to Ipoh and Penang (Malaysia) and knowing a little of the old shop house architecture, thought 28mm would be the ideal focal length combined with shift functionality for capturing scenes.

In theory, it was the perfect combination! In practice, there were a few surprises with the PC Nikkor that I had not expected. One must bear in mind that this was a flagship and very expensive lens in its day - expectations were high!

Despite the shortcomings, it proved to be an immensely fun and enjoyable lens to use. One just needs to know it's limitations.

Whilst images rendered are fundamentally flawed, they have a character which I have found to be eminently appealing.

I hope you enjoy the review and best wishes to all.

P.S. Starting on the next video - a detailed review of the original 1963 release Topcon RE Auto Topcor 58mm F1.4 adapted to mirrorless! Subjectively (in my opinion) a strong contender for one of the most beautiful lenses ever made!

Sony a7R Sony a7R IV Sony a7S III
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