Why use Pentax?

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Questions thread
moving_comfort Veteran Member • Posts: 8,211
Hirakawa Jun and "The Depiction of Solid Objects"

ultimitsu wrote:...

So what exactly makes a good lens? the "spice" as Mr Jun HIrakawa puts it? ...

It is fine that you subscribe to HIrakawa's philosophy but it is a tab arrogant to call everyone else foolish.


It's not foolish to ask 'what exactly makes a good lens', but it truly isn't just MTF scores.  I'm sure it is fully quantifiable - but it may be shortsighted to say that the quantifying stops at MTF, CA, distortion.

In short I guess I'm saying I subscribe to Hirakawa Jun's philosophy also.  I'll link an image below where you can read a translation of some of what he was trying to do:

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Here are a few of my favorite things...
---> http://www.flickr.com/photos/95095968@N00/sets/72157626171532197/

 moving_comfort's gear list:moving_comfort's gear list
Pentax K20D Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D +10 more
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