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fauxtography
3 Jul 2009 - 1:34 AM


Quote: Quote:Hanimex...RUN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah i learnt that lesson...ahh the Praktica days.

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fauxtography
3 Jul 2009 - 1:40 AM

Worst: it would be the Hanimex 80-200
Best: a tie between the canon 28mm 1.8 and the 45mm T&S-E

jimthistle73
3 Jul 2009 - 1:43 AM

I take it Monsieur Waggie brought it back safe and sound then?

fauxtography
3 Jul 2009 - 1:54 AM

aye he did... took a while to to get the lens hood off him though

Last Modified By fauxtography at 3 Jul 2009 - 1:54 AM
Zonda
Zonda  5303 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 7:52 AM

The best lenses are the two in your head.

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014639 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 8:24 AM

Most lenses are better than most photographers.

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 8:44 AM

i bought a Hoya lens in the late 80s/ early ninetys. a 28-80 or similar which was a massive range in those days. compared to the Pentax glass i was using at the time, it was like taking pictures through sandblasted and frosted glass, occasionally you could just make out the subject matter despite the worst barrel distortion imaginable.- ive seen better images from pinhole cameras. when i went over to Nikon glass a little later i discovered what glass should have been like. never changed again since although i do have a 18-200 sigma which was bought as a present and i was amazed at the image and build quality
i also tried the Hanimex 80-200 mentioned above and it must be up there with the worst ever. in fact the word Hanimex makes me shiver and feel ill.

best lens must be the Carl Zeis range for hassleblads i suppose. in fact all the zeiss lenses performed well but i dont think its purely a resolution chart thing, its also to do with contrast.

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 3 Jul 2009 - 8:47 AM
boony
boony  7978 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 9:16 AM


Quote: Boony - is your new profile pic a gents' toilet?


yep.

Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 9:43 AM

With 450 pages dedicated to this super sharp lens and 614,462 readers feed back i would say that everyone of them are saying this is the best lens ever.

Nikon 200 f2

I would agree having had one for around a year, it dont come off the camera.

AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 563 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
3 Jul 2009 - 2:57 PM

Have you 10,000 to spend if not Sony 70-400 is good enough for me
Alan

Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 4:02 PM

!
Quote: Have you 10,000 to spend if not Sony 70-400 is good enough for me
Alan

I have so what would you sell me

Fluke
Fluke  659 forum posts Wales
3 Jul 2009 - 4:17 PM

worst - Kit lens on a Canon EOS 1000

best - Minolta Rokkor 50mm f1.8.

RogBrown
RogBrown  73001 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 4:53 PM


Quote: best - Minolta Rokkor 50mm f1.8

Agree with that - fantastic lens. But wasn't it 55mm?

captainpenguin
3 Jul 2009 - 5:16 PM


Quote: The Praktica 50mm f2.8 Domiplan was classed as the worst lens ever tested by one UK photographic mag. The 50mm Planar for 35mm Contax was the best ever tested at the time.

The Sigma 120-300 f2.8 got excellent test results in Amateur Pornographer a few years back, the Mk 2 is betterstill.

I remember that article well and a few months ago saw a Domiplan for sale on ebay for 15, that's about 15.01 more than it was worth

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