Vintage Lens Reviews
Hover above the brand boxes below to choose a lens review. My reviews are simple and to the point. My sample pics are usually of mundane subjects and often taken in less than ideal lighting. I have limited mobility so I shoot what I see and have access to. I believe that mundane subjects give a better representation of a lens' characteristics. Also, by shooting the same subjects repeatedly, I am better able to compare performance between lenses.
Most of the sample pics have been taken with an Eos T2i and an Eos M3, but I am currently doing tests with an Eos 6D.
APS-C & Full Frame Tests
Eos T2i, Eos M3 & Eos 6D
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Soligor C/D 80-200mm f4.5
In this set of tests I will be looking at image quality in a basic studio setting. These shots will be taken with two strobes; Each will have an umbrella. The background will be natural so that the lens' bokeh can be appreciated. There are several benefits to doing these tests. I don't have to leave the house. Studio lighting allows me to shoot at low ISO and small apertures. If a lens suffers from diffraction at f11 we will be able to see it. I can shoot w/out worrying about camera shake. White balancing is consistent. Bokeh fringe testing will be very accurate. I finally have a use for all the knick-knacks we have laying around the house.