Elder Lenses
How Good Are They?
ELDER LENSES: Some say the old lenses can't keep up with today's camera higher resolution performance. Others say that not only can they keep up but in many cases they are superior to the most expensive lenses you can buy.
Professional Photographer and Writer Thom Hogan sums it up this way: "Thus, many people are also "rejecting" the latest and greatest lenses because they're not used to complete linearity with edge-to-edge sharpness. It feels too "gritty" to them, doesn't operate the way their eyes do (!), and the old center-sharp-edge-blur designs thus get their preference."
Lens: [ 1 ] 35-135mm AF F/3.5-4.5 [ 2 ] 50mm F/2 [ 3 ] 200mm F/4 [ 4 ] 35-70mm f/3.5 AI
Circa 1988-1998 - Nikon AF Nikkor 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 (w/Macro ) Lens
Circa 1964-1972 - Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/2 (AI-S Manual Focus)
Circa 1961-1976 - Nikon Nikkor 200mm f/4 (AI-S Manual Focus) - Converted to AI-S by John White
Circa 1977-1981 - Nikon 35-70mm AI f/3.5 Lens
Elder Lenses