Red Bicycle -- NEX-5 & Minolta MC Tele Rokkor 200mm f3.5. Click to see larger.
Something I have often thought about, and meaning to do for a while, but never seems to bring myself to do it. I am referring to comparing lenses of similar focal lengths. I know it's a lot of work and really boring to do anything like this; partly that's what puts me off, as I don't really like to do that any more, as I used to do. But, since I have many lenses of same or similar focal lengths, it really would be nice for others to see the differences, if any, of some of these lenses.
I am not going to shoot walls and test charts and dissect every aspect of the lenses in comparison. I will shoot the same scene with two different lenses at a time, and possible provide a 100% crop for each. No tripod will be used, so it will be very unscientific. Please take the results with a spoonful of salt.
The plan is to do a comparison each day of the week, but it may not happen, depending on circumstances. This week will be all standard lenses. Tomorrow will be the battle of the pancakes: Pentax-M 40mm f2.8 vs. Contax Carl Zeiss Tessar 45mm f2.8. The results may surprise you.