Are vintage 35mm lenses as sharp as modern lenses

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DavidP03 Regular Member • Posts: 427
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??

I have three vintage lenses that are in my bag and I use them regularly, the m50 f1.7 is probably the sharpest lens I own. All three made in the late 70’s.

David.

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