Just how slow are the new SX1/SX10 lenses?

Started Sep 26, 2008 | Discussions thread
Lee Jay
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In reply to Virvatulet, Sep 29, 2008

Virvatulet wrote:

And useful information for anyone considering buying a new super zoom
camera. I have to agree with Lee Jay that it is disappointing to see
this kind of compromises in lens design. I for a one would always
give zoom factor for a faster lens; even slightly bigger size would
be OK since the camera is not really pocketable anyways.

The wider starting point is a very welcome change, but as soon as
approaching the tele end the lens renders itself seriously hindered
in anything but direct sunshine. It really shouldn't be that way.

Guess what? The pixels on these sensors are 1.7 microns. That turns into diffraction-limited at around f4. Ughhh...

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