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Difficult lenses

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Difficult lenses
Feb 7, 2013

I thought it would be useful to share here some thoughts on which lenses we have found difficult to use. Usually people review lenses for their IQ and they share positive experiences, but as most people know we will always come across lenses that for one reason or another we found difficult to use.

I will start:

- On a full frame camera like the M9 I find difficult anything wider than 28mm.  Although the deeper depth of field helps with the manual focusing, the fact that one has to arrange many elements within the frame has always been a problem for me. It is almost like I can not "see" at this focal length...

- On a cropped sensor, the 90m summicron has been a problem. Very difficult to focus, even when I have used live view (Nex 5n/GXR) as the image shakes like crazy, especially in magnified view. But when you hit focus the results are spectacular.

From all the focal lengths, the 50mm is the one I am more compatible with..

I would love to hear your experiences with specific lenses.


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