What is lens 'character'?

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What is lens 'character'?
Apr 9, 2012

I've been thinking about this question lately, whether it is better to go with more modern lenses, or if there's something special about shooting with older lenses. I've often heard of an older lens rendering differently, or having a nicer character or look to it. In general, what do people have in mind when they mention stuff like that?

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