All About Photographic Lenses.
Specifications, comparison, reviews, MTF-charts for lenses by Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Sigma, Tamron, Carl Zeiss, etc.

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A List of Useful Websites About Lenses

This is a list of websites where you can find and verify necessary information when adding lenses to the database. This list is regularly updated.


Common sites – English Wiki. A lot of various information about lenses. – Search for pictures on Google. The best way to find an image of a lens, MTF chart or optical design schematic. – Perhaps the biggest photo sharing site. Features many content-specific groups. Please add a link to such a group in the appropriate field when submitting a lens to the lens database at - Very good site about manual focus lenses.  - A large site about lenses, including older lenses. Offers a nice collection of MTF charts.  - Database of modern lenses. – Very good site with detailed test reviews of modern lenses. – Detailed reviews and tests of modern and older lenses by Ken Rockwell.


Sites about individual brands and systems

Canon - Canon Museum. Features almost all lenses produced by Canon. Features many lens’ optical design schematics. Unfortunately, no MTF charts. - Modern Canon lenses. Features MTF charts and compatible accessories.


Pentax, Asahi Takumar - The most complete information about Pentax lenses from the 1970s. - Site about Takumar lenses  produced by Asahi Pentax. - Site about Takumar M42 lenses  produced by Asahi Pentax. - Site about Takumar lenses  produced by Asahi Pentax. – Pentax forums where you can find information on a variety of lenses from this company.


Nikon - The official U.S. site full of basic information, including MTF charts and optical design schematics. - The most comprehensive source of technical characteristics on Nikon lenses.


Olympus - Olympus English site. Offers all sorts of information, including MTF charts and optical design schematics.  -  Descriptions of Olympus Om lenses. - Descriptions, specifications, optical design schematics for Olympus Om lenses.


Sigma - Official English language site by Sigma. The most informative resource for this brand. Offers descriptions, specifications, MTF charts, optical design schematics, and information about accessories.


Tamron - Official English language Tamron website. - Information about old Tamron lenses in Japanese. - Information about old Tamron lenses in Japanese.


Carl Zeiss - Detailed info about old and modern Carl Zeiss lenses in PDF format.


Yashica - Site about old Yashica lenses. - Good site about old Yashica lenses.


Konica AR - List of lenses Konica AR. Brief characteristics. Photos. - The most comprehensive resource about Konica AR lenses. Reviews, features, photos, optical design schematics.


Sony A / Minolta A -  Specifications and reviews for lenses by Minolta, Sony and other manufacturers. No optical design schematics or MTF charts. - Good database of descriptions for Sony and Minolta lenses. - Database of the modern Sony A and Sony E lenses on the official Japanese site. In addition to technical characteristics, the site offers optical design schematics and MTF charts for all lenses.

Author: Sergei Borodin 17.09.2010 10:09:53

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