Ms-optics PERAR 3.5/35

This is record of using the PERAR 35mm F3.5 (MS-Optics / Miyazaki kogaku) with a Leica M digital camera.

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PERAR 21mm F4.5 Photo example (with Leica M9)

The small number of glass elements in the image allows the photographer to obtain a crisp, clear image that is common with other PERARs.
Even with the M9’s full-size sensor, it is possible to capture image without any distortion, even on the periphery. According to Miyazaki’s description of the lens design data, this is because he sacrificed a little image quality in the center of the image to improve the image quality in the periphery.
If brightness is needed during the daytime, this lens can be expected to be useful for everything from landscapes to living creatures.
The minimum focusing distance is 0.8m, which is within the range of ordinary rangefinder cameras, but this is unavoidable considering the year the lens was released, but if it could get as close as 0.5m, it would be a versatile lens that could be used like a wide-angle macro.

This is the third 35mm focal length wide angle lens released by Ms-optics.
It was the first lens with three elements and was given the PERAR name.
After this lens, PERAR 28mm, PERAR 24mm, and PERAR 21mm were released.
The lens barrel is of the sunken-body type, a special feature of Mr. Miyazaki’s. When the lens barrel is sunken without the hood, the protrusion of the lens part is reduced to 4 mm, the thickness of the mount part, and the lens barrel becomes like a body cap.

focal length(mm)35
Maximum aperture3.5
Minimum aperture22
Lens configuration3groups 3elements
Leaf blade10
Minimum distance(m)0.8
Lens length(mm)17.5Distance form mount frange
Lens max diameter(mm)48.6Excluding focus lever and other protrusions
Filter diameter(mm)19Reversed (filter is the same as Leica Elmar 35mm)
Release dateYear 2010.05
List price(Yen)44,000

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