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05-30-2020, 12:47 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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A comparison between modern digital lenses vs analog vintage prime lenses.

The gentleman had come up with his favorite vintage prime replacements - the vast majority being Pentax Taks

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interesting video/comparisons....

essentially, he's okay with trading modern AF/sharpness/clarity for vintage MF/character/quirks, plus saving a ton of money and weight....
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Good watch and thanks for posting. No need to convert me, already new old manual focus film lenses have more character.

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Describes exactly what I feel about good old glass.
And I would add more things. Just hold a Takumar and you know that you have QUALITY in your hands. You know it's been here working for half a century and it will still work for many more decades, probably for the rest of your life. Hold a modern lens and you have plastic that will crack and electronics that will die.

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Why choose? IMO one should own the most enjoyable to use and best lenses of both eras though I do particularly Ike the SMCP (K) versions of the Takumars he mentioned.

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Thanks for sharing.
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This Video seems to ignore legacy lenses, which have the same optical elements like vintage lenses.
And some more recent lenses like D FA are constructed in the digital era but follow the design from legacy lenses.

I'd wrote some sentences about the definition/categorisation of vintage/legacy lenses here:
Who Needs Modern Lenses? -

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