Offline (Magazine) Test Results For Vintage And Modern Non-C/EF Lenses

Tele Mirror Lenses (Modern Photography)
  Distortion Falloff Resolution in lp/mm Contrast @ 30lp/mm
Lens Name in % in stops at Center Corner Center Corner

Celestron 1250mm f/10.0 Mirror 1.5 1.4 1:41x 64 56 44 40
Honeywell 750mm f/6.0 Mirror 1.5 0.3 1:40x 64 44 48 38
Lytkarino 500mm f/8.0 Mirror 1.0 0.6 1:36x 54 42 40 28
Meade 1000mm f/11.0 Mirror < 1.0 0.78 1:34x 50 44 38 32
Olympus 500mm f/8.0 Mirror 1.04 0.8 1:??x 45 40 58 55
Questar 700mm f/8.0 Mirror < 0.5 0.85 1:40x 64 60 40 37
Sigma 600mm f/8.0 Mirror < 1.0 0.82 1:40x 50 40 37 29
Soligor 500mm f/8.0 Mirror 1.0 0.75 1:50x 44 32 36 25
Spiratone 500mm f/8.0 Mirror < 2.0 0.4 1:41x 44 36 42 34
Tamron 500mm f/8.0 Mirror 1.2 0.75 1:40x 48 36 44 28
Tokina 500mm f/8.0 Mirror 0.9 0.74 1:48x 44 32 34 28
Vivitar 600mm f/8.0 Mirror 1.0 0.5 1:34x 34 27 38 36

Carl Zeiss 16mm f/2.8 F-Distagon Fisheye (Modern Photography)
Distortion Falloff at F5.6 Resolution in lp/mm at 1:51x Contrast @ 30lp/mm in %
in % in stops   F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22
plenty 0.3 center 80 80 80 80 80 56 50 27 32 38 44 48 48 38
corner 25 25 32 36 40 32 32 11 14 15 16 17 18 10

Carl Zeiss 18mm f/4.0 Distagon (Modern Photography)
Distortion Falloff at F5.6 Resolution in lp/mm at 1:51x Contrast @ 30lp/mm in %
in % in stops   F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22
1 (pincushion) 1.1 center -/- 72 72 80 80 72 56 -/- 44 44 44 44 44 44
corner -/- 28 35 45 55 55 50 -/- 20 20 22 23 23 24

Nikon 200mm f/4.0 Micro-Nikkor (Modern Photography)
Distortion Falloff at F5.6 Resolution in lp/mm at 1:49x Contrast @ 30lp/mm in %
in % in stops   F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22 F32 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22 F32
<1 (pincushion) 0.35 center 44 44 44 49 49 44 39 38 42 48 49 46 40 30
corner 39 39 39 44 44 44 35 21 22 26 29 27 25 23

Olympus 21mm f/2.0 Auto Zuiko (Modern Photography)
Distortion Falloff at F5.6 Resolution in lp/mm at 1:49x Contrast @ 30lp/mm in %
in % in stops   F2 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F2 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16
0.9 (barrel) 1.12 center 49 62 87 87 78 69 62 40 46 48 56 58 51 46
corner 31 35 39 39 44 44 49 18 20 30 40 42 42 42

Olympus 50mm f/1.2 Zuiko (Modern Photography 11/1983: 52.48mm f/1.26)
Distortion Falloff Resolution in lp/mm at 1:50x Contrast @ 30lp/mm in %
in % in stops   F1.2 F2 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F1.2 F2 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16
<1
(barrel)
0.3 center 45 50 56 63 63 63 56 56 35 40 45 50 56 56 50 45
corner 58 60 64 68 76 78 75 67 26 30 44 60 73 74 66 61

Olympus 50mm f/3.5 Macro Zuiko (Modern Photography)
Distortion Falloff at F5.6 Resolution in lp/mm at 1:48x Contrast @ 30lp/mm in %
in % in stops   F3.5 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22 F3.5 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22
    center 60 -/- 60 76 76 60 48 43 -/- 54 68 60 60 38
corner 42 -/- 52 68 62 58 53 40 -/- 56 65 65 56 47

Soligor 28mm f/2.0 C/D (Modern Photography)
Distortion Falloff at F5.6 Resolution in lp/mm at 1:48x Contrast @ 30lp/mm in %
in % in stops   F2 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F2 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16
n.a. n.a. center 54 60 68 76 68 60 60 38 46 57 59 58 57 50
corner 24 24 30 34 43 38 38 32 36 39 41 38 35 33

Soligor 135mm f/2.0 C/D (Modern Photography)
Dist. Falloff Resolution in lp/mm at 1:50x Contrast @ 30lp/mm in %
in % in stops   F2 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22 F2 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22
n.a. n.a. center 35 50 50 56 56 56 56 50 37 52 58 65 67 64 59 52
corner 32 32 35 45 50 45 45 35 43 44 47 51 47 47 44 40

Spiratone 18mm f/3.5 Ultra Wideangle Pluracoat Ø72 (Modern Photography)
Distortion Falloff at F5.6 Resolution in lp/mm at 1:48x Contrast @ 30lp/mm in %
in % in stops     F3.5 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16   F3.5 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16
3.2 (barrel) 2.5 center   54 61 68 68 60 -/-   36 -/- 33 34 38 38
corner   25 27 30 34 34 -/-   18 -/- 22 24 27 24

Tamron 17mm f/3.5 SP [51B] (Modern Photography)
Distortion Falloff at F5.6 Resolution in lp/mm at 1:48x Contrast @ 30lp/mm in %
in % in stops   F3.5 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22 F3.5 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22
<1 (pincushion) 1.25 center 60 67 54 54 54 67 54 38 38 43 54 54 48 38
corner 48 50 64 66 64 56 43 31 40 49 57 56 51 42

Tamron 90mm f/2.5 SP MF 1:2 Macro [52B] (Modern Photography)
Dist. Falloff Resolution in lp/mm at 1:48x Contrast @ 30lp/mm in %
in % in stops   F2.5 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22 F32 F2.5 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F22 F32
<0.5
(pinc.)
0.15 center 49 62 62 69 69 62 55 44 49 72 76 66 64 53 45 33
corner 55 55 55 62 62 62 49 44 28 54 60 55 52 47 40 30

Vivitar 28mm f/1.9 VMC Auto Wide Angle Series 1 (Modern Photography)
Distortion Falloff at F5.6 Resolution in lp/mm at 1:48x Contrast @ 30lp/mm in %
in % in stops   F1.9 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16 F1.9 F2.8 F4 F5.6 F8 F11 F16
<1 (pincushion) 1.1 center 48 54 60 60 68 60 54 30 46 55 58 60 57 47
corner 34 38 43 43 48 48 43 20 20 25 38 52 54 56
 
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