Making a superzoom for a compact is easy, but for a DSLR, it's hard?

Started Oct 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Superzooms can be very sharp...
In reply to Leandros S, Oct 8, 2013

Leandros S wrote:

People say that interchangeable superzoom ("travel") lenses can't manage good sharpness, yet superzoom compacts do just fine in terms of sharpness. Why is that?

But they require very bright light and need to be stopped down a bit to get the most out of them.

Don't think of them as a Jack of all trades lens, think of them as a  specialty lens, made for situations when changing lenses is not very feasible due to poor environment (ie: mountaineering), fast changing action (a mix of wildlife and landscapes in variable light), danger from others (a political protest in a developing country) etc...

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There is simply too much beauty in the world to photograph it all, but I'm trying.

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