A comparative test of three 50 mm lenses was conducted. All of them
show bad distortions at the edge of the field of a full frame camera,
but stopping down can yeld better results. The Yashika and Canon mkII
at full aperture (f/1.9 and 1.8) show bad results, and the Yashika is
by far better. At f/2.8 all three objectives show a slightly deformed
star shape, while at f/4 the result is very good. For perfect results
all must be stopped down to f/5.6.
Thanks to Alessandro Gambaro for borrowing the first two lenses.
Aperture testing with Canon EOS 5D (full
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