Old Prime or new lens for Sony A7mk3

Started Dec 20, 2018 | Questions thread
MILC man Senior Member • Posts: 4,493
Re: Old Prime or new lens for Sony A7mk3

tampajay wrote:

I just purchased the Sony A7m3. 24mp is enough for me. I enjoy landscape photography. I usually make 11X14 photographs to hang on the wall.

Sony and Zeiss have come up with some great modern prime lenses that I am considering.

I was also wondering what would be the quality of the the results using a 20 year old Zeiss T* Distagon 35mm f2.8 prime lens from my old 35mm film camera (Contax 137md)? I know it would not take advantage of the autofocus and many of the features of the camera.

it should be great for your 11x14 prints, when stopped down a bit, with careful processing.

make sure that you use magnification and peaking to focus it... a bigger eyecup can be helpful for keeping extraneous light out of the evf.

But what about the resolution and sharpness of the lens?

modern lenses are typically sharper and better corrected, but why not try what you have, see how you like it.

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