Category: Legacy Lenses Reviews

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Portrait lens. Which one? 30 short portrait lenses compared on APS-C.

To help this page survive, your donation will be highly appreciated.  Day after day, I am teased by my friends and readers to recommend the best portrait lens for Sony NEX. This may be partially due to the absence of standard fast tele in E-mount, and partially because there are so many options on the…

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Portrait lens – Which One? 1-10

To help this page survive, your donation will be highly appreciated.    Portrait lenses 1-10 1. I learned about this lens from Claire on DPReview forum (Marla2008). She is very talented photographer and has great blog at http://itsnotthecamera.wordpress.com/ . Click here to see more images in the Flickr set. Navitar 75/1.3 vignette on Sony NEX…

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Olympus E. Zuiko Auto-T 135mm f/2.8

  Olympus E. Zuiko Auto-T 135mm f/2.8 Olympus E.Zuiko Auto-T 135 f/2.8 is a typical Zuiko lens of its generation. Gifted with great build quality in a very compact body, it is another representative of the age, when lenses were produced with a larger participation of the master craftsmanship. This is an older Olympus E.Zuiko…

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Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 135mm f/2.8

Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 135/2.8 This is one of the early Minolta 135 MC - six elements in five groups. Build to last, all metal and glass, it is a result of an old mans craft, that we wouldn't see soon again if ever... If you want to experience what manual focus was meant to be,…

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Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/2.8 T* (C/Y)

Dear readers,I am working on comparison of several 135mm lenses, using Sony NEX 7 and different adapters. To prepare those posts takes time, and I am struggling to find some, so please be patient (if you are interested) about written part and my opinion.  There should be at the end over 12 135mm lenses.Thank you…

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Super fast 50-58mm shot out wide open

Here is another brief lens comparison. This time I tried eight f/1.2 lenses around 50mm focal length, wide open in the field. In this comparison you can consider sharpness as well as the bokeh.Results in terms of resolution and contrast are kind of surprising. One of the cheapest 50mm in this test (if not the…

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50mm f/1.4 legacy lenses – Shootout Wide Open

I can read almost every week a new thread about 50mm legacy lenses in many photography forums.Sometimes it is funny to follow fan-boys and girls fighting for their Minolta, Oly or Pentax, being the best lens ever produced. Most time, it is just annoying.All kind of forum members, present all kind of different informations, so…

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Four Macro 50mm lenses – brief shot out

I just made a brief shot out between four 50mm lenses mounted on NEX 7. On the first sight, they seems like rather different breeds, but as I thought, field relevant differences, for the mainstream macro use - flower in the garden :-) is very small.4 lenses are:1. Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/2 Macro ZE…

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Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon MC 35mm f/2.4

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon MC 35mm f/2.4 Crop Zones 100% Crops - Center Zone A - 100% Crops Zone B - 100% Crops Zone C - 100% Crops Upcoming comparisons - real life shot, medium distance (close to infinity) (files are huge and I am running out from free bandwidth... If you can help, let…

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Carl Zeiss Jena Tevidon 35mm f/1.9

Carl Zeiss Jena Tevidon 35mm f1.9Crop Zones: Center - 100% Crops Zone A - 100% Crops Zone B - 100% Crops Zone C - 100% Crops Upcoming comparisons - real life shot, medium distance (close to infinity) (files are huge and I am running out from free bandwidth... If you can help, let me know...)…

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