Many photographers think that good lenses are razor sharp lenses. I don’t agree with such statement. What is important for me is how lens is affecting final picture. Depending on type of photography I may prefer lens with strong vignetting or with soft corners. The real gems however are those lenses which creates uncommon pictures. I especially like wide aperture primes creating uncommon bokeh. When I saw sample images from Vivitar VMC Series 1 28mm F1.9 I had to buy it for its unique and busy bokeh.
Mirrorless technology gave us photographers an easy way to use legacy lenses from analog times on our digital cameras. These lenses are usually cheap compared to brand new ones and often offer decent or excellent optical quality. Now I have about 40 legacy lenses and I decided to sell some of them. But how can I decide which lenses are the best and which should I keep? By testing them, of course! I’ll start with Vivitar MC Wide Angle 19mm F3.8.