As you know, I like to play with vintage lenses, but how good are the compared with modern lenses. Can they keep up or will they be blown away by their modern counterpart. Ganesha here was a good subject, difficult lighting, handheld ( no tripod allowed ). Both taken on the same digital body just a minute apart.
Left you got the old Chinon 55mm f1.7, what is around 80mm on my Fuji. All manual settings, no AF, aperture manual etc.
Right it is the famous Fujinon 35mm f1.4, a great lens. This one is around a 50mm on the body. Here I have AF and full digital control.
Both photos have the same edit on them, just 3 clicks in the program. Let me know wich one you like and give your opinion.
Here is another playfull test. The same lens, in the top photo on an digital body and in the bodem picture on its native analog Chinon CXII body.
Considering that the vintage gear is around 40y old, the results are not bad. What do you think? For me they stand their ground quite well against the modern stuff.But will the modern gear last that long?