Are vintage 35mm lenses as sharp as modern lenses

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Cato1040 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,891
Re: Are vintage 35mm lenses as sharp as modern lenses

If sharpness is an important criterion for you, then it's probably better to look at modern lenses rather than vintage ones.

Also, usually, the smaller the sensor, the more important sharpness is. A smaller sensor might use the sharper part of the lens (usually near the centre) but because it's 'zoomed-in' on a smaller part of the lens, imperfections will be magnified.

A Sony A7 can be a very affordable way to get a full-frame sensor on which you can adapt vintage lenses.

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