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Quote: Quote:Hanimex...RUN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah i learnt that lesson...ahh the Praktica days.
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Worst: it would be the Hanimex 80-200
Best: a tie between the canon 28mm 1.8 and the 45mm T&S-E
I take it Monsieur Waggie brought it back safe and sound then?
aye he did... took a while to to get the lens hood off him though
The best lenses are the two in your head.
Most lenses are better than most photographers.
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.
Quote: Boony - is your new profile pic a gents' toilet?
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.
Have you £10,000 to spend if not Sony 70-400 is good enough for me
!Quote: Have you £10,000 to spend if not Sony 70-400 is good enough for me
I have so what would you sell me
worst - Kit lens on a Canon EOS 1000
best - Minolta Rokkor 50mm f1.8.
Quote: best - Minolta Rokkor 50mm f1.8
Agree with that - fantastic lens. But wasn't it 55mm?
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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