|1st of May 2012 (Tue)||#1|
Join Date: May 2010
Flash vs Fast lenses and sharpness
Ultimately photography is all about light and regardless of how good your lenses are no light will usually = bad photos.
Ok this is more a question. I shoot with a lot of fast primes now but before that I usually used a zoom with flash and now I am using primes with fill. I notice that many people test lenses with out flash ( or good light ) and get sort of muddy results and assume its a bad copy but I find it somewhat difficult to get really sharp photos without some form of light either natural or flash.
For example, 50L, which is notorious for being a soft lens, in good light does very well, even wide open. Would good light be considered the norm to test a lens? Just curious because I see so many bad lens threads and I wonder if people are testing accurately or if they know what to look for. I will say some lenses do better then others in less then perfect light. Is this a characteristic of the lens or camera?
FWIW I really don't test lenses but I do check results in various lighting conditions and I am just wondering what others have to say about this.
|5th of May 2012 (Sat)||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
Re: Flash vs Fast lenses and sharpness
You are right that all lenses need to be "tested" in a variety of conditions. And yes, you will see people complain about "this and that" about every lens and every camera. It's the way people are!
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