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Assessment of the SpeedBooster plus a variety of 50mm lenses, all at f/5.6 (since maximum aperture varies so greatly). Certain lenses such as the Nikon 50/1.8 AI could not best tested because they would not mount due to physical reasons.
Aperture f/5.6 is two to five stops closed down for each lens, and represents the peak performance that can be expected (setting aside depth of field). Use of f/8 might make further improvements in some areas via more depth of field. Note that on manual-diaphragm lenses, f/5.6 is marked f/8.
Native optical performance is shown; correction of any lateral chromatic aberration is advised, but has not been done here in order to show the true optical performance as shot.
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