Fast sensors have made fast lenses obsolete

Started Jul 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Fast sensors have made fast lenses obsolete
In reply to seilerbird666, Jul 31, 2013

I think it is the other way around. Modern sensors have made the slow lenses useful now. That doesn’t mean that you don’t need fast lenses anymore. You still need shallow depth of field, EXTREMELY low light capabilities, and better optics.

Lenses like the 14-140mm, 7-14mm, and 100-300mm are actually quite useful in a lot of situations that they were not useful in before.

However, that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t spend an arm and a leg on a good 100-200mm F2.8 lens even though the 45-200mm would probably get me 80% of the way there now.

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