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Old 23-01-2009, 13:46   #1 (permalink)
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Purely as a point of interest and discussion. What constitutes a "cracking" lens? Some people-and I mean no disrespect whatsoever to anybody-bang on about the merits ,or otherwise,of variouse lenses of similar focal lengths. But can the average enthusiast/amateur really tell the differance? Is there a really bad lens? I bought 2 very cheap,and I mean very cheap(new) Sigma lenses for my Sony system; they are redundant,very redundant film models I suspect,but thier image quality is Ist class, unless of course ,I go pixel counting; but for amateur use I cannot fault them.
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What constitutes a "cracking" lens?
Personally, it's a lens with which I've managed to get some pretty good shots and that means one that I get along with. Sharpness plays a part but my shots are definitely better if I like using the lens! I do love the Sigma 105mm, 150mm macros, Canon 300mm and Canon 100-400mm but didn't really get on with the 70-200mm (in it's f/2.8 non-IS and f/4 IS guises)

But I've also got some fantastic shots out of my M42 Zenitar 16mm fisheye - really must get the Canon M42 adapter tho' I've fallen into the trap of allowing the Sigma 10-20mm to take over. Laziness really

And I've seen shots from people with a 'good' camera and 'cracking' lenses and I've wondered why they bothered!
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Equipment is just that; the "cracking" photo comes from a "Cracking" photographer
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I think that the word cracking refers to a Canon lens
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It's what happens if you drop them from too great a height.
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Equipment is just that; the "cracking" photo comes from a "Cracking" photographer
I quite agree. I know of a quite accomplished semi-pro who uses nothing but his kit lens, I think its the only one he owns! Another guy I know simply uses his nifty 50 with his D 80 And reckons its the best combination to sretch his skills and going by his results I think he has nowhere else to go. A college of mine has been using his 5mp Fuji 5600 since he bought it new some years ago and his outstanding pics leave me, with my very much more expensive Nikon gear, something to aspire to. I think the reason is , These guys know thier equipment inside out and know how to get the best out of it. In my opinion they are true photographers, worthy of the title!
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