Are differences in lenses only seen at 100%?

Started Feb 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
BobSC
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Re: Are differences in lenses only seen at 100%?
In reply to tamasine, Feb 8, 2013

If I set my 18-55 to 50, I don't have any trouble telling which were the 18-55 and which were the 50/1.4 AIs. Mainly color and contrast, which gives the perception of sharpness. And yeah, I can see it in small sizes as well as large.

It's a big enough difference that my wife noticed.

So between two "professional" lenses there probably wouldn't be nearly as much difference, but if you really knew the two lenses you could probably do pretty well sorting out which was which. Maybe it's like telling twins apart -- a casual observer might not, but their mother sure does.

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