Nikon 1.8g's vs Sigma 1.4 Art Series

Started Aug 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
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paulski66
paulski66 Senior Member • Posts: 2,787
I'm not sure it's test sites driving the need for higher-resolution lenses...
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...but rather advances in lens design which are allowing affordable, very-fast lenses to be sharp wide open, coupled with the dSLR boom which has opened up a wider market for such lenses.

Whereas in the past, many fast lenses were noticeably less-sharp unless stopped down one or two stops (and even older reviews, written before the "technical review" era would acknowledge this), we're now seeing many fast lenses that are beautifully-sharp wide-open. I don't think this is universally a bad thing.

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