MS-Optics APORIA 2/24

Review and Photo example of APORIA 24mm F2 (MS-Optics / Miyazaki Optical) .

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  • APORIA 24mm F2 Photo example (with Leica M-P)

Review

Aporia 24mm is a wide-angle 24mm lens with F2 brightness released by MS-Optics (Miyazaki Optical) in 2020, and uses a Gaussian lens format.
Like the 28mm, there are many color variations, and many types such as lacquered, lacquered, and regular types are on the market.

The specifications of this lens are not found in other manufacturers such as Leica, Cosina (Voigtlander), and Zeiss, and its 24mm wide angle and F2 brightness are unique and valuable.
However, when using a 35mm full-frame sensor camera, the center of the image is good when the aperture is wide open, but the peripheral areas may suffer from dimming, resolution loss, and noticeable color cast.

The above drawbacks can be improved by closing down the aperture, but I feel this is a problem because it is difficult to change the aperture ring installed inside the hood when the lens hood is attached. The harshness of the periphery when the aperture is wide open can be alleviated by composing the image so that the dark area is at the periphery, such as in photos of cherry blossoms or cats, so that the vignetting is less noticeable.

Mr. Miyazaki often says that the photographer should deal with flaws with intention. Of course, it’s a lens construction that doesn’t take digital into account, but I don’t think this lens is suitable for photographers who can’t tolerate flaws.
The lens is extremely thin, with a thickness of 5.6mm, about the same thickness as a body cap.
When attached to an APS-C camera, the focal length becomes 36mm, making it suitable for snapshots.

The nameplate says MS-OT APORA (correctly, MS-OP APORIA), but this is probably a complete typo and there was no time to correct it during manufacturing.

Specification

ItemValuenote
focal length(mm)24.5
Maximum aperture2.08
Minimum aperture16
Lens configuration4groups 6elementsDouble Gauss type
Minimum distance(m)0.5Works with the camera’s rangefinder from 0.8m to infinity.
Lens length(mm)5.6
Lens max diameter(mm)50
Filter diameter(mm)Use only the glass of a 34mm filter to replace the filter.
Weight(g)39

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Update history

  • 2024.02.17:Update article
  • 2023.02.12:First draft

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