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You are absolutly right.Thanks for this comparison! I have been wanting to add a 90mm to my kit for a while and although I have had my heart set on the newer 90 SW, it is nice to see how well the older lens holds up, especially at a fraction of the cost.
Another factor that can’t be understated is that at least for us Arca R users, the SW lens requires carrying and using the “back box” extender which is obviously a PITA.
it is not a stupid question, you are absolutly right with this sugestion: SW is a retrofocus lens like pretty all Digarons are. The old 90 mm is not. Distorsion is not really visible, the lens is extremly great corrected, but the old 90 mm has no distortion- becouse of the symmetrical design.Perhaps this is a stupid question but why would two lenses of the same focal length have such vastly different distances to film plane? Is the SW using a retro focus design? Weird for a “normal” lens, no?
Any distortion present on the SW due to the design?
I share this observation with one exception: the Apo Grandagon 55mm 4.5 performs IMHO quite well on the IQ1 60.I've generally seen pretty good results - sometimes surprisingly good results - with longer legacy lenses. Shorter lenses, not so much.