Fast sensors have made fast lenses obsolete Locked

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neil holmes
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Re: Fast sensors have made fast lenses obsolete
In reply to seilerbird666, Aug 5, 2013

seilerbird666 wrote:

Quite a while ago in fact.

However there still are a few people who watch Betamax tapes, listen to records and use a land line so there will always be a few people who refuse to come into the modern world. They hang on to past technologies like it is a winning lottery ticket. They refuse to admit that new technology is better and they refuse to even try it.

High ISO cameras, advanced shooting modes, Photoshop, and image stabilization have all contributed to making fast lenses a thing of the past.

The economics are amazing. A Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS lens is $2500. The exact same lens in f4 costs $1000. While there might be a few people in the world that can justify spending $1500 for one more stop, the overwhelming majority would laugh at such an idea.

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There is nothing much wrong with older sensors but the newer ones just let you use slower lenses in more circumstances.

Of course that ALSO means you can use the faster ones in more circumstances too.

The vast majoity of people in the world would think it silly to speed $600 on photography....

The vast majority ON THIS SITE would not.....it is all relative.

For live music I want the best sensor AND fast lenses....many of the better lenses are better wide open (or stopped down a bit) than some slower ones at comparable apertures.

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