My Lens Test results - 40mm FL

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My Lens Test results - 40mm FL
10 months ago

To better understand the strengths and weaknesses of my new gear, I spent a rainy day yesterday taking test shots at focal lengths: 12, 14, 25, 35, 40, 50, 90, 135, 150mm. The subject was a colour map taped and glued to a flat board, held flat to the wall, with the image centre aligned with the camera sensor centre at various distances to allow the same image size at each FL.

Below is the result of the first test at 40mm, including the ZD 40-150, MZ 40-150, ZD 14-42, MZ 14-42IIR, and the MZ 12-50. The results are interesting, to me at least, and if others will find this useful, I will post other results. Once the workflow is set up using Illustrator, it is quite quick to create these charts. Other lenses included in other FLs: OM 35/2.8, 50/1.8, 135/3.5. (all I have left...)

If you'd rather watch paint dry, I'll just review myself and not bore you further...

100% crops, view original for best results

Here's the full image:

The Island, circa 1981

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