Informal Wide Lens Tests

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Here are the wide lens test results. First, the overall scene, reduced in resolution to 600 pixels wide:

The Mir-1 37mm:

The Tamron 28-70 at 37mm:

Now here are two 600x400 pixel details from the full 2700 dpi scans:

The Mir-1 37mm text detail:

The Tamron 28-70 at 37mm text detail:

The Mir-1 37mm stone detail:

The Tamron 28-70 at 37mm stone detail:

Overall, the old Soviet Mir-1 seems slightly sharper and more contrasty than the Tamron 28-70mm at a similar focal length.

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