28-336mm vs. 35-420mm

Started Apr 16, 2007 | Discussions thread
44Magpie
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Re: depends on quality level
In reply to jrtrent, Apr 17, 2007

jrtrent wrote:

As 44Magpie points out, I may be in the minority, but after
extensive use of 28mm and wider lenses on SLR's I concluded that my
preference is definitely for 35mm or longer--actually, 40mm is as
wide as I like to shoot. One reason for buying a zoom lens wider
than that is the fact that zoom lenses are rarely at their best at
the extremes; e.g., a zoom that starts at 28mm may have
objectionable geometric distortion until zoomed out to 35mm or so.
In the TZ series, we've been fortunate to have lenses of
exceptionally low distortion even at their widest settings, so if
you're talking 12X, I'd like a 40-480!

Again, even based on the relatively few posts here the 28mm wide end wins out.

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