Haven’t we all been bombarded by statements that old, manual lenses are far too soft, and not really worth the hassle, especially when used on a modern, fully digital camera body?
I’d say that it all depends… I have a few semi-antique, manual lenses that I like very much. I cannot really say why, except that they make me think more about composition, lights, exposure, &c.
Soft? Of course. But certainly nothing that darktable can’t fix!
This shot was taken with a Soviet sibling of the Tessar, an Industar 50-2, a somewhat peculiar prime lens - but it still works just fine!
Now, what M42 lenses do you value - and why?
Claes in Lund, Sweden