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Here is a vintage (SLR film era) 50mm lens comparison test, concerned with colour and bokeh characteristics, with all examples shot at f2.8 and the same exposure/camera settings, which were:

Panasonic GH5 camera, UHD at 25p, 200 ISO, auto white balance (mod: green 4).
Natural picture profile (mod: contrast 0, sharpness -5, NR 0, saturation 0), camera curves (mod: H-2, S+2).
Exterior, overcast daylight. Focus point was the yellow flower head.
Lenses used: Nikon AIS f1.4, Minolta MD f1.7, Pentax PK f1.7, Yashica ML f2.0.

I was surprised at how similar some of the images were and labelled each as I went along to make sure there was no mix-up.
Images are straight out of the camera with no post work, with a reduced scale image followed by 100% scale details.

The first example: Nikon 50mm.







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