I worry about me, I really do:
Today I went to my dealer to take back my P1 80 2.8 for replacement. I showed him the files from it and he instantly agreed that it was DOA. He also replaced my charger.
Feeling sunny, I plumped for a nice new Mamiya 28mm 4.5 he had in stock and went whistling home where as usual I set up my tripod, flipped up my mirror and reached for my cable release...
The following are centre crops at F4.5, 5 and 7.1 developed at defaults in C1.
I leave you to draw your own conclusions but mine were to go straight back to the poor benighted dealer (with Mamiya AND the replacement charger which was also DOA...)
The poor chap then tested the lens, thethered, against a rental version he had on the shelf, agreeing to refund it when he saw the results. we also went through a further two duff Hahnel chargers until in the end they loaned my the shop's own one, which works fine.
Please tell me it's not me!
Any comments on the lens are welcome: I'm not familiar with it but its reputation implies it should be pretty sharp even wide open and extremely sharp in the mid-apertures?
Full scene first then cropped centre on focussed zone at 4.5 then 5 then 7.1