A lack of excitement about the 18-35 3.5-4.5?

Started Feb 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
justin_time Contributing Member • Posts: 780
Re: A lack of excitement about the 18-35 3.5-4.5?

mais51 wrote:

... Variable aperture lens is by nature a compromise...

Yes variable aperture is not as convenient for the photographer. Though my view has always been that if I am carrying a zoom with a big glass front element to give say f4.0 at the long end, then when at the short zoom end I'd like the benefit of the wider aperture.

I am no optical engineer, but I have always wondered whether the optical formula is less complex (and so less compromised) with variable aperture.

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