Are vintage 35mm lenses as sharp as modern lenses

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BBbuilder467 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,895
Re: Are vintage 35mm lenses as sharp as modern lenses

saab900 wrote:

Hi people

I often find myself looking at vintage lenses as a cheaper option to new mirrorlesss lenses, but am I just wasting my time.

I know older lenses have character but I often find myself looking at sharpness, can old 35mm film lenses compete in sharpness against newer mirrorlesss lenses??

When I started with the first m4/3, I had no choice but to adapt sir lenses, since nothing was available. Some lenses are sharp, but most had to be stopped down to match the results of the oem lenses. Over time, I've updated to the later digital lenses.

the manual focus and stop-down got irritating after a while. I already had lenses from film, but I wouldn't do it today if I didn't have to. All my oem lenses are as good or better.

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