Here we go, with the SLR Magic 25mm T0.95. It arrived today so, after dinner, we went for a ride in search of snaps. It was cloudy, and near sunset with diffuse but dim sunlight. All of these shots were taken with the aperture wide open. You don’t buy a hyperprime to shoot at f5.6. Sharpness is pretty good, wide open, which you can see in Marcia’s hair and the constellation of cheese crackers. The vignetting is significant as soon as you are focusing more than 10 feet away but, honestly, i think that is forgiveable at such a wide stop. Purple halos and chromatic aberrations are there, but not as bad as I feared they might be. For a first test, I’m quite pleased. I think this lens and I are going to be great friends.
P.S. While we waited for the train to go by, I noticed the lady in the car behind us was taking a photo of the back of our car. From the angle, I’m assuming it was the plate, not the star wars family stickers, that caught their interest. I decided to reciprocate, because his big messy red ice cream cone was hilarious.