Canon's revenge:

Discussion in 'Canon' started by frederick, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. frederick

    RichA Guest

    Well the D3 and D300 seem to have control of that, and it's likely the
    D80's successor will too.
    The lower end model buyers? Doesn't matter, they'll be happy with kit
    lenses.
     
    RichA, Jan 30, 2008
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    Pudentame Guest

    Yeah, but remember, when ya' gotta drive nails, everything looks like a
    hammer.
     
    Pudentame, Jan 30, 2008
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    m II Guest

    I've found that the coating on my Noctilux f1.0 scratched rather easily
    when pounding nails. I'm guessing a heavier lens would have a thicker
    coating, right?




    mike
     
    m II, Jan 30, 2008
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  4. There's more to it than that. It's possible to read thousands of words
    on resolution, sharpness and various forms of distortion in hundreds of
    reviews by scores of geeks who base their pontifications on "bench
    racing."

    The fact is that a lens is a tool, but like a painter's brush, there's
    not only quality (the bristles don't fall out when you're painting) but
    also character (could be made of worn-out rope, or unborn baby camel
    eyelashes) to consider. Take this handful of fast Nikkors as an
    example. I've used the 35/1.4, the 50/1.4 and the 85/1.4 wide open.
    Each has a characteristic "look" that has more to do with the way it
    reproduces a scene than can be explained by focal length. Not only
    that, but each makes images that have subtle variations from its Zeiss
    or Sigma or Tamron counterparts. I've never tried a 28/1.4 but I'll be
    glad to take delivery of a loaner and report back, with samples...
     
    Serge Desplanques, Jan 30, 2008
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    Paul J Gans Guest

    You can't use my lens as a hammer. No, NO, <crash, tinkle, tinkle>
     
    Paul J Gans, Jan 30, 2008
    #25
  6. A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is
    Boy, that sure hits home with me.....They say, "Expect the best, but prepare
    for the worst.". Well, I always expect the worst, and then I am pleasantly
    surprised when anything else happens......:^)
     
    William Graham, Jan 30, 2008
    #26
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    Alvaro Guest

    Anyway, remember that the most important thing in photography is you,
    your eyes, your mind and your way to find images where others can't.
    Lenses, camera, bodies, etc......amazing things to talk about and to be
    promotioned by manufacturers but nothing essential in order to get great
    images.
     
    Alvaro, Jan 30, 2008
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    Pudentame Guest


    ;-D
     
    Pudentame, Jan 31, 2008
    #28
  9. ["Followup-To:" header set to rec.photo.digital.slr-systems.]
    Oh, you _finally_ made the deal with the devil about your
    soul ... but for a D3? You really drive a hardy bargain.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jan 31, 2008
    #29
  10. ["Followup-To:" header set to rec.photo.digital.slr-systems.]
    \begin{emulation}[Antt-Rita]
    Which proves what a load of crap the Noctilux is, and why everyone
    and their monkey and donkey call that lens an overpriced, stupid,
    worthless pubicity stunt gone bad.

    Sheesh, can't Nikon come up with some good lenses, like the
    50m f/1.0?
    \end{emulation}

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jan 31, 2008
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    Cynicor Guest

    All things considered, not bad. The first offer was for a 1985 Toyota
    Celica.
     
    Cynicor, Jan 31, 2008
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