Top Affordable Vintage Lenses And Why – A Guide To The Best

Top Affordable Vintage Lenses And Why – A Guide To The Best.

If you are looking to get into vintage camera lenses this video will show off some of the best for the money.

Vintage lenses give different glass and aperture blades than modern ones, which give us unique bokeh and micro contrast properties. When you adapt a vintage lens to a modern digital camera, you’ll find out the feels that vintage glass gives.

The vintage lenses you will find in this video – Jupiter 8 50mm f2, Jupiter 11 135mm f4, Industar 61 50mm f2.8, Industar 50 50mm f3.5, Helios 44 58mm f2, Helios 40 85mm f1.5, Pentacon 50mm f1.8, Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f2.8, Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f1.8, Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm f3.5, Olympus 50mm f1.8, Pentax Auto Takumar 50mm f1.8, Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f1.4, Konica Hexanon 28mm f3.5, Konica Hexanon 50mm f1.7, Konica Hexanon 135mm f3.2, Canon FD 50mm f1.4, Canon FD 50mm f1.8

The resolution of most vintage lenses can be quite good. However, they vintage lenses may appear softer than their digital contemporaries. This somtimes is due to a lower overall contrast resulting from fewer low-dispersion optics in lens construction, not as many anti-reflective coating layers, or the use of computer designed spherical elements in lens construction.

Thanks to Zenography for the great vintage lens video.