Is there a need for F1.4 lenses....

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sportyaccordy Forum Pro • Posts: 16,019
Re: Is there a need for more than a phone?

lawny13 wrote:

The article that is referred to poses a logic that is in fact a slippery slop as it can be applied to everything.

Why draw the line at needing F1.8? You can easily use the same argument to say that f2.8 is good enough.

Not really. Every photographer has a threshold of acceptable image quality, and in light or shutter speed challenged conditions that extra stop can make a big difference. I'd much rather get a shot at ISO6400 than 12800 or even 25600. Sports photographers battle with this all the time.

That's usually a difference of whole stops though, with commensurate T-stop gains to validate it. The light gathering difference between F/1.4 and F/1.8 is often... dubious, to say the least.

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