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post #16 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 02:35 PM
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And then convert your old camera to infrared for a couple hundred and take even more cool pics!
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post #17 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 08:15 PM
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quote:Originally posted by Matin
If you want me to go into detail about what it takes to take a great picture, then I need to write a book like many others already have.
It certainly doesn't take an "L" lens or XD series camera to take a great picture, given you're shooting with a functional lens.

quote:Since he is looking at mid level to higher mid level cameras, I either assume he knows how to take a picture, or I simply ignore it and just answer his question: what to buy.
Saying what to buy, and saying that without the most expensive lens you will only be able to take "OK" pictures are quite different things.
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post #18 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 07:22 PM
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A cheaper lens will give you decent photos most of the time as long as:

-You stay away from either end of it's aperture range (better lenses will perform well even at maximum and minimum apertures)
-You stay away from harsh highlights as you will tend to get C.A. alot more than a better lens would
-You have room to crop the edges as there will be a greater tendency towards vignetting and lack of edge to edge sharpness with cheaper lenses.
-You don't mind a slower and likely more noisey focusing lens.
-You dont plan on doing print enlargements much past 11x14 as you will get less detail out of a cheaper lens.

There's other little niggles as well but you get the "picture"

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