Lens reviews: Some thoughts.
Depending on one's photographic interests, there's more to a lens than resolution and aperture.
Check this recent post (How To Stress A Camera Lens) on The Online Photographer:
And check the comments:
There's a lot on different aspects of lenses and the results one can get from them.
I learned plenty. And not only it allowed me to better understand some of the reviews I'd already read (here, on photozone, slrgear, etc.), but now I'm even more sure of the lenses I intend to buy next. That's why I'm sharing these links. I hope they're helpful.
And after reading that post I noticed that I haven't yet found a lens review thorough in the right way, with the information I need to make a lens choice.
For example, just today I stumbled on this tutorial on lens contrast (microcontrast):
And got curious to check the examples of photos made with lenses that have:
a.) poor contrast and poor resolution,
b.) good contrast but poor resolution,
c.) good resolution but poor contrast, and
d.) both good resolution and good contrast
By the there are some interesting camera and lens reviews both on The Online Photographer and Luminous Landscape.
- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
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|SAND SCULPTURE by duskman|
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