Topic: Kiron 105mm vs Leitz Wetzlar Elmarit 60mm Macro & 90mm
I just did some quickie comparisons, on m4/3 to help me to decide which lens to use in a given situation. I used full flash to eliminate motion blur.
Each lens was at f8 and the focusing distance (ca 5 to 10 feet) of each was approximately such as to give a similar field of view. The venue was my kitchen and the targets some business cards, with some of the print in very small, fine font.
I have no way of showing the images here and have not retained them. However, after a number of trials, there was a consistent result. The Kiron resolved marginally more detail but the main difference was the clean, contrasty images of the Kiron against the slightly warm, less contrasty Elmarits.
This suggests that the 90mm Elmarit, apart from being the ideal focal length (full frame), is likely to give more-pleasing portraits than the Kiron. The Kiron is the better macro lens but the 60mm Elmarit is a very good backup lens.
The 60mm macro was originally obtained to give a better macro performance than my Tamron SP 90mm 2.5, which it did. Subsequent comparisons showed the Kiron to be marginally better for macro than the Elmarit 60mm. The Elmarit 90mm is not a macro, lens.
Last edited by e6filmuser (2016-09-17 20:01:13)