Why do people think....

Started May 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
MisterBG
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Re: the wider the range, the worse the lens
In reply to dmartin92, May 15, 2012

dmartin92 wrote:

brianj wrote:

I would like a small camera with a 1/1.7 BSI-CMOS sensor with no more than 16mp and about 24-240mm fixed lens.

24-240 ??

Maybe a lot of people wouldn't notice any difference, but there's an old adage, "the wider the range, the worse the lens". A 24 to 240 would be an awful lens. The most respected Canon L lenses are lenses like the 24-70 L.

That's for sure.

As a rough guide, take the longest focal length and divide it by the shortest focal length. If the answer is much over 3 than it's not so good. If it's over 5 then it will be awful.

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