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I cut a one dollar bill in two, taped it onto a piece of cardboard (one half around the center, the other half on the top right corner), and took lots of pictures of it, with several lenses and with several settings (always using manual focus with live view 10x magnification).

The One Dollar Resolution Chart


Then I downsampled the stills to 1920x1080 resolution (using bicubic algorithm), cropped a couple of interesting bits of those images, and pasted those crops in the nice tables you can see below.

The camera used was a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. I set the white balance the same for all shots, and set sharpness at the minimum.

The lenses I have tested are the following:
* Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 (yes, it's an AF-S lens, but it works like a fixed 16mm on full frame)
* Canon 24mm f/2.8
* Canon 40mm f/2.8
* Canon 50mm f/1.4
* Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS
* Leitz Elmarit-R 35mm f/2.8 (1978) (Leica R)
* Leitz Summilux-R 50mm f/1.4 (1976) (Leica R)
* Leitz Elmarit-R 90mm f/2.8 (1966) (Leica R)
* Leitz Elmarit-R 135mm f/2.8 (1976) (Leica R)
* Leitz Elmarit-R 180mm f/2.8 (1967) (Leica R)





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CENTER - 100% crops
 
 
f/1.4
f/1.8
f/2.2
f/2.8
f/3.5
f/5.6
f/9.0
Tokina 16
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Canon 24
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Leitz 35
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Canon 40
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Canon 50
Leitz 50
Canon 70
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Leitz 90
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Canon 90
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Leitz 135
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Canon 135
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Leitz 180
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Canon 200
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CORNER (focusing at corner) - 100% crops
 
 
f/1.4
f/1.8
f/2.2
f/2.8
f/3.5
f/5.6
f/9.0
Tokina 16
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Canon 24
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Leitz 35
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Canon 40
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Canon 50
Leitz 50
Canon 70
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Leitz 90
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Canon 90
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Leitz 135
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Canon 135
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Leitz 180
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Canon 200
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