Not sure where I picked-up this CHINON 28mm f2.8 Multi-Coated Lens (Olympus Mount). It is speculated Chinon lenses was made by Tamron in Japan; but my initial search for information turned-up a paucity of background information. It's a solid looking and well-built to the touch. A smooth focusing ring and a half-stop aperture.
Right off the bat I know I had a nice 28mm in my hands. I like to photograph architectural styles. This first photograph stuck me with its warmth in a clean image.
I like how the camera's sensor along with this lens elegantly captured the light and shadow of this pre-sunset photograph.
In this photograph below, I had an opportunity to give the 28mm CHINON Lens a chance to visually express the attributes of the 28mm angle lens (42mm equiv on the NX1), with foreground and background subjects.
Just at sunset I park light went on and I used it as an opportunity to see how an artificial and natural lighting can work together in the composition. I set the focus on the pole-light, the f5.6 aperture setting softened the background a bit.
The last two photographs were taken on a different day at 12-noon, with a hazy sky. I wanted to get a couple of people images in order to get a sense of the look. From the 'March for Our Lives" rally downtown Phoenix (March 24th, 2018).
My thoughts reviewing these images was that the CHINON 28mm f2.8 is a quality lens delivering the essence of the analog camera era with images nicely saturated color, sharp, yet providing warmth. I'm going to hold onto this one.
Chinon f2.8 ISO6400 0.3EV 1-60sec
I opened the aperture full to f2.8 for this night shot (hand-held). Diffused Bokeh and the indirect light from a single lamp add nicely to the photograph.