Disappointing lenses: do I have lemons?

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Belgarchi Senior Member • Posts: 2,011
Disappointing lenses: do I have lemons?

In my lenses collection, some are disappointing (on APS-C and M43) compared to their reputation in terms of contrast and resolution. If you do have same lenses, could you tell me if you also noticed that they are quite ordinary, not exceptionally good?  It could help me narrowing down the 'lemons' amongst them.

- Nikon AIs: 28/2.0 and 28/2.8

- Voigtlander: 40/2.0 SL-IIs and 180/4.0 SL-Apo

- Canon New FD: 100/2.0 and 200/2.8

- Minolta MD-III: 28/2.0

- Leica R : 50/2.0

- Pentax K : 35/2.0

- Pentax M : 50/1.7

- Pentax FA: 43/1.9 Limited

Thanks, all input appreciated.

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