ef 50mm 1.8 (v1) vs rf 50mm f1.8 at f8 test

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kristian1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,810
ef 50mm 1.8 (v1) vs rf 50mm f1.8 at f8 test

Hi to all , I just bought small 50rf lens and decided to put it against very old 50mm f1.8 (first version). Idea is light setup for landscapes when  taking big lenses is not option.

I repeated test several times with AF and MF, picket the sharpest ones.

Here are 400% from LR:

Centre of frame , they are almost same.

Left side , clearly old lens outperform the new one.

Right side old EF is sharper but not as much as on left side.

I was expecting more from the new lens , it is sharper wide open compared to old EF  but still soft with quite CA.

Also I tested rf50 1.2 and that lens is sharper then both of the above , but not much difference at f8 compared to ef50 1.8.

Hope it can help someone interested in this kind of use.

All the best


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