Examples

Colour Codes

Here are some demonstrations some examples taken with two standard prime lenses that score quite differing levels of infrared hotspot - using the same scene. The two lenses were chosen using the results from these pages. Each two images were taken using the same settings (aperture, shutter & ISO) on the same camera (Sony A7) with the same filter (B+W 093 - 830nm).

9.9

9.5

9.0

8.5

8.0

7.5

7.0

6.5

6.0

5.5

5.0

4.5

4.0

3.5

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.0

0.5

0.0

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9.9

9.8

9.7

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9.5

9.4

9.3

9.2

9.1

9.0

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8.7

8.6

8.5

8.4

8.3

8.2

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Various (MF)

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Scores

Here are some notes on how to better understand what the scores mean for your photography:

  • 0 - 2  Extremely Bad 90%

  • 25  Poor 70%

  • 57  Acceptable 50%

  • 8 9  Good 90%

  • 9 9.4  Very Good 95%

  • 9.5 +  Ultimate 99%

CANON EF

NIKON F (AF-D)

SONY E (FE)

SIMGA (Various)

CANON FD

NIKON F (Pre-AI)

NIKON F (AI / AI-S)

  •  - 24/2.8

  •  - 28/2.0

  • - 35/2.0

  •  - 50/1.4

  •  - 50/1.8

  •  - 55/2.8 [M]

  •  - 58/1.4 (Voigtlander)

  •  - 100/2.8​​ [B]

  • █ - 105/2.5​​

PENTAX PK

OLYMPUS OM

  • 8.8 - 28/2.8

  • 9.4 - 35/2.8

  • 9.1 - 50/1.8​​

MINOLTA MD

  • 9.7 - 45/2.0

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LEICA M39

  • 9.6 - 50/1.2 (Canon)

  • 9.4 - 50/3.5 (Canon)

  • 9.3 - 50/3.5 (Leitz)

VARIOUS M42

  • 6.2 - 50/1.4 (Yashica)

  • 8.9 - 55 /1.8  (Takumar)

  • 8.9 - 55/1.8 (Mamiya)​​​​​

KONICA AR

  •  - 21/2.8 (Tokina)

  •  - 21/4.0

  • _._ - 24/2.8

  • - 28/3.5

  •  - 28/3.5 [2, B(?)

  •  - 28/3.5 [3(Tokina)

  •  - 35/2.0

  •  - 35/2.8

  •  - 35/2.8 [2(Tokina)

  •  - 40/1.8 (Tokina)

  • _._ - 50/1.4

  • - 50/1.7

  • - 52/1.8

  •  - 55/3.5 [M]

  •  - 57/1.4

  •  - 85/1.8

  •  - 100/2.8

  • 105/4.0 [M]

  •  - 135/2.5

  • _._ - 135/3.2

  •  - 135/3.5 [3(Tokina)

  • .- 200/3.5

  • .- 200/4.0 [2(Tokina)

  • █ - 35-70/3.5​​

  •  - 35-70/4.0​​​ (Tokina)

Edward Noble

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