Special features of this lens are its compact design and relatively low weight. It is a good all round wideangle lens, but without a marked wide angle effect. It can also be used as a standard lens, particularly when wide coverage is needed but only limited space is available.
MAX. APERTURE 3.5mm
FOCAL LENGTH 60.2mm
DIAPHRAGM 3.5 22
ANGLE OF VIEW, DIAG./HORIZONTAL 660/500
NO. OF ELEMENTS 7 T
FOCUSING RANGE 2 ft (0.6m)
WEIGHT 1 lb 8 oz (680g)
LENGTH 3 1/4 in (83mm)
MODULATION TRANSFER T AS A WHITE LIGHT FUNCTION OF IMAGE HEIGHT
PHOTO MARY ELLEN MARK
For many photographers this could be classed as the shortest "standard" lens and the longest "wide-angle" lens. Its wide range of applications makes it almost a universal lens.
The compactness, low weight and great depth-of-field make this a very popular all purpose lens. Many photographers use it for wedding photography and location portraiture. It allows full length portraits in small rooms or cramped quarters, where the standard Planar 80 mm is too long.