Rating of 26 adapted lenses

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Rating of 26 adapted lenses

Short, straight to the point rating of 26 lenses I own.

- The Image Quality ratings are for use on APS-C digital cameras at 'normal' distances (not close focus).

- The relatively low rating of the 50/1.4 lenses is due to poor contrast (and sometimes resolution) at f/1.4; they are improving quickly at smaller apertures, and are outstanding from 2.8 up.

- 'Heavy' is relative to focal and aperture, not minimum distance. The weight of Contax Zeiss 200/4.0 and Pentax 200/2.8 is partially due to a very short minimum distance

- All the Contax Zeiss lenses are the later 'MM' variety.

- The relatively high I.Q. are not due to low requirements, but to the fact that all these lenses are above average.

Canon FDn 035mm 2.0 I.Q. 18/20 Flaw(s): Built quality

  • Canon FDn 035mm 2.8 I.Q. 18/20 Flaw(s): Built quality
  • Canon FDn 050mm 1.4 I.Q. 17/20 Flaw(s): Built quality
  • Canon FDn 100mm 2.0 I.Q. 17/20 Flaw(s): Built quality
  • Canon FDn 200mm 2.8 I.Q. 17/20 Flaw(s): Built quality
  • Canon FDn 200mm 4.0 I.Q. 18/20 Flaw(s): Built quality
  • Contax Zeiss 028mm 2.8 I.Q. 18/20 Flaw(s): None
  • Contax Zeiss 050mm 1.4 I.Q. 17/20 Flaw(s): None
  • Contax Zeiss 060mm 2.8 Makro-C I.Q. 19/20 Flaw(s): None
  • Contax Zeiss 085mm 2.8 I.Q. 19/20 Flaw(s): No telescopic hood ; Min. Dist. 1m
  • Contax Zeiss 135mm 2.8 I.Q. 19/20 Flaw(s): Heavy ; Min. Dist. 1.6m
  • Contax Zeiss 200mm 4.0 I.Q. 18/20 Flaw(s): Heavy
  • Leica R 028mm 2.8 I.Q. 19/20 Flaw(s): Heavy ; Focusing
  • Leica R 035mm 2.8 I.Q. 20/20 Flaw(s): Heavy
  • Leica R 050mm 2.0 I.Q. 18/20 Flaw(s): Heavy
  • Leica R 090mm 2.8 I.Q. 19/20 Flaw(s): Heavy
  • Leica R 180mm 3.4 Apo I.Q. 20/20 Flaw(s): Min. Dist. 2.5m ; 60mm Filters
  • Minolta MD-III 050mm 2.0 I.Q. 18/20 Flaw(s): None
  • Minolta MD-III 085mm 2.0 I.Q. 19/20 Flaw(s): No telescopic hood
  • Minolta MD-III 100mm 2.5 I.Q.18/20 Flaw(s): None
  • Minolta MD-III 135mm 2.8 I.Q. 18/20 Flaw(s): Min. Dist. 1.5m
  • Pentax A 028mm 2.0 I.Q. 16/20 Flaw(s): None
  • Pentax A 050mm 1.4 I.Q. 16/20 Flaw(s): None
  • Pentax A 135mm 2.8 I.Q. 17/20 Flaw(s): None
  • Pentax A 200mm 4.0 I.Q. 17/20 Flaw(s): None
  • Pentax FA* 200mm 2.8 I.Q. 18/20 Flaw(s): Heavy ; Hood not telescopic
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