Are vintage 35mm lenses as sharp as modern lenses

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Valdai21 Regular Member • Posts: 277
Re: Are vintage 35mm lenses as sharp as modern lenses

Short answer is it depends on what camera you want to use them and at what aperture setting. Usually I'd say no but if you want to shoot only between f/5,6 and f/11, some vintage lenses can provide very good sharpness, especially when used on APS-C bodies.

If you want a 35mm for a full frame 42mpix body, just buy something modern. With an APS-C camera or a lower megapixel full frame like the A7S or Nikon DF, some vintage 35mm are more than sharp enough.

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