Are ALL manual focus primes soft on XTrans cameras?

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Questions thread
OP mistermejia Veteran Member • Posts: 3,340
I have to disagree with you.

nick_webster wrote:

Coatings less good, etc. I've got several old lenses and none of them are tack sharp wide open the way new lenses like the 35 or 23 are.

For most purposes I find them sharp enough wide open, and stopped down they just get better. Since there is no alternative to lenses such as my 100 f2 then I have no choice to use them if I want to use a Fuji camera

Old lenses can also have qualities that can't be replicated, I happen to like that for some shots, but of course YMMV.

It has nothing to do with adapters


I'll have to completely disagree with you (only based on what i am seeing) because my rokinon is TACK sharp on the nikon body, so i am thinking that the problem is NOT in the coating, or because is an "old" lens.

I think it maybe has to do with the distance between the lens and the sensor, since we have to use adapters in between. I don't think and i will seriously doubt that the problem is the fuji sensor itself.

I'm no camera engineer, but i'm just saying, and the fact that the rokinon is even SHARP on my Fuji S5 that tells me something  

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