Sunday, August 11, 2013

The MS Optical Perar 35mm f/3.5 Super Triplet MK II

A lowball offer on a lens netted me a surprise this last week - I honestly didn't expect to get it! 

This lens is, of course, the *extremely* tiny MS Optical Perar 35mm f/3.5 Super Triplet MK II.
Today's drive out to Granite Falls gave me the opportu
nity to put this little guy through its paces - we took mainly back roads, and found some interesting subjects. 

The corners of the Perar are very soft when shot at maximum aperture but things are well-behaved by f/5.6 and great at f/8. Though nothing like a Leica lens, there is certainly some real magic going on here - the microcontrast is rather good and the performance is phenomenal considering the lens's size and the fact that there are only three elements. 

I'm very happy indeed!

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1 comment:

Pioneer said...

I've owned my little Super Triplet Perar 35mm for many years and I love it. It is a permanent fixture on my Zeiss Ikon only coming off occasionally to make room for a few other lenses. I have several wonderful lenses including some truly magnificent Zeiss and Leica lenses but this little 35 is the Belle of the Ball.