Lens question re: sharpness

Started Jul 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
hotdog321 Forum Pro • Posts: 17,754
Re: Lens question re: sharpness

Generally, that is correct. Zooms are an amazing compromise of complex moving lens elements. This creates some focal lengths that are sharper than other focal lengths on the same lens. Fixed lenses are optimized for a single focal length and have fewer compromises.

That said, today's quality zooms are absolutely amazing and often come near to the sharpness of a fixed focal length while being far more flexible. For instance, juggling a bag full of fixed lenses can be a real hassle and cause you to miss shots or damage lenses when in a hurry.

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