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How sharp are those old lenses?

Leonard62

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Wed 04-Dec-13 05:41 PM

Some of them are very sharp.

I set up a little test shoot using my little model and three lenses. The setup was about 2.9' from the model. A D5100 was set up on a tripod and the lenses were all taken in the same light from the same position at ISO 200, f1.4 and 1/60 sec and focused in LiveView.

Here is the full photo shot with the 5.8cm lens..

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Here are tight crops of the area I focused on using LiveView and manual focus with all 3 lenses.

From left to right. Non-AI 5.8cm f1.4, AF 50mm f1.4D, AFS 58mm f1.4G. I increased the enlargement slightly for the 50mm lens. Other than cropping there is no other post processing.

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The 5.8cm f1.4 lens was the first f1.4 lens made for the Nikon F in 1959. This one was made in 1960 and is in mint condition. I will be using it a lot on the new Df body.

Len

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