One of the most exciting things about a camera that has a short focal flange distance is that nearly any 35mm lens ever made will work. I decided to start out by trying my Canon FL, Canon FD and Nikon Kogaku lenses first, and my first results with my Canon FL 50mm 1.8 was astounding at this medium format resolution range. Note all the images below are unsharpened RAW.
Take a look:
San Francisco Skyline from Treasure Island | 97s - F11 - ISO 80 | Canon FL 50mm 1.8 (1964 – 1971)
Take a look at the 100% crop of the bridge detail:
Take a look for yourself and download the RAW file (.ARW), the original TIFF16BIT (200MB+) and the hi/low-res JPEGs directly by clicking here: https://app.box.com/s/03vu6r4c05d6q4v5550a
There's a bit of flare here on the originals that you may not find on modern lenses, however my real interest in these lenses will be black and white street photography, not landscape. Just wanted to test these on something of such extreme detail before my street photography photography meetup tomorrow in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Huge win on sharpness and corner detail, completely shocked me even on playback of image on the camera, but even more so on a 27" Thunderbolt. Will post back here with images from the Streets of Chinatown in B&W (http://www.meetup.com …aphy-SF/events/167445242/) tomorrow sometime.