Why a lens test? Lenses can have different characteristics and that can affect the way an image turns out especially sharpness, contrast and bokeh (the blur you often see either behind or in front of the subject). So with this test my main aim was to test sharpness and bokeh in order to find the "sweet spot" of the lens. Its not a very technical test. I think that is something I will attempt later one lens at a time with things like sharpness, bokeh and contrast but also distortion, night shots with lights etc. But in the meantime have a squiz to get an idea of what a lens is like. Despite being taken on a tripod, there are some shots that just done seem right like some of the Tair 3s 300mm, Helios 81H and Industar 50-2. I have taken better shots with these previously so I know they can do better especially teh 81H and 50-2.
What did I test?


Tair 3s (Russian) 300mm f4.5
Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5
Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6
Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm f3.5 M42
Hexanon AR 135mm f3.5
Pentax Takumar S-M-C 135mm f3.5 M42
Industar 61 LD 55mm f2.8 M39
Auto Rikenon 50mm f1.7 M42
Mir 1 (Russian) 37mm f2.8 M42
Pentacon Multi Coat 50mm f1.8 M42
Pentacon Auto 50mm f1.8 M42
Carl Zeiss Flektagon 35mm f2.4 (f2.4 only) M42
Helios 44M (with Tair 3s) 58mm f2 M42
Helios 44M-4 58mm f2 M42
Helios 44M 58mm f2 M42
Helios 44M-5 MC 58mm f2 M42
Yashica Yashinon DS 50mm f2 M42
Helios 81H 50mm f2 M42
Volna 3 80mm f2.8 Pentacon 6
Chinon 55mm f1.7 M42 (f1.7 only)
Industar 61 LZ 50mm f2.8 M42
Pentax SMC 40mm f2.8 PK
Olympus 50mm f2 Macro
Nikkor Micro 55mm f3.5
Nikkor HC 50mm f2
Rokinon 85mm f1.4
Olympus 60mm f2.8 Macro
Olympus 45mm f1.8
Olympus 75mm f1.8
CCTV Lens 25mm f1.4
Industar 50-2 f3.5
Olympus 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 (35, 50 & 60mm only)


Most of these are old film lenses ranging from the 70's or so till now.


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