Cheap prime lenses are AWESOME

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Cheap prime lenses are AWESOME
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I can't be the only one to have noticed this..

I've played around with hundreds of lenses by now.  Mostly all primes, and something I've noticed that I thought I would pass on to people is that in my experience, cheap, no-name brand primes tend to be just as good as the brand names.  I mean, use your judgement, but usually how well a lens is built will tell you.  If it's all metal and glass, it's probably awesome.  Multicoated?  You're set.  Off brand names I've that that are great lenses for like less than ten bucks include; Vivitar, Hanimex, Sears, JC Penney, Matrix, CPC, Miida, and others.  They all have characteristics, but as far as being good lenses?  I say buy 'em.  Plenty of these unknown brands in my opinion, are every bit as good as my brand name lenses.

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