Minoxar lens resolution

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Any one has Minox 35mm camera lens test data from photography magazines ?

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), December 21, 1998


I took a few frames of lens test chart with Minox GT-E, loaded with Agfa HDC 100 film. It was not an extensive test, as I only tested F8. A full test should cover from f2.8 to f16. Resolution of Minoxar MC lens = 82 lines pair per mm. This figure put the Minoxar lens at top rung of 35mm lenses; If Kodak techpan film was used, the resolution figure would be even higher. Micro Nikkor 55/2.8 resolves only 78 lpmm with finer test film(Modern Photography test )

-- mt (cg081@torfree.net), January 08, 1999.


Photo.net/optics section has an USAF lens test chart for downloading:

USAF chart

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), September 17, 1999.

As a comparison, Olympus XA Zuiko lens also had focal length of 35mm amd full aperture f2.8. According to Modern Photography test, Zuiko 35mm/f2.8 of XA had resolution of 67 lpmm at F8.

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), February 12, 2001.

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