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Old Oct 7, 2007, 8:11 PM   #1
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How sharp is the 24 120mm VR lens ?

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Old Oct 8, 2007, 5:06 AM   #2
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At F8 to f11, it's quite sharp (like most lenses). Wide open and at the far end of the zoom it's not so sharp, but still very useable. Optically, this isn't one of the better lenses out there, certainly not pro level. For film, it's a good everyday, walk around lens. For digital, because of the lack of wide end, I think you could do better for the price, although there is nothing below 70mm that will have VR, aside from the much more expensive 18-200 (which is similiarly, optically compromised)

Now, in reality most amateurs (and even many pro's) will never notice the lack of sharpness in a lens, especially at normal print sizes. Unless you have perfect technique and shot discipline (or at least very good), you'll never get full sharpness out of a lens anyway.
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Old Oct 9, 2007, 1:58 PM   #3
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I think if the camera memory is downloadeddirectly into DXO optics pro

before PP, then it is amazing the quality you can get from almost any dslr's

lenses it works as a stand alone prog as well as a plug in to CS2, If you

have'nt tried it,I recommed downloading the trial prog..............:|............musket.
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Quoted " you'll never get full sharpness out of a lens anyway "



I think 50mm 1.4 break the above rule ,,



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Old Oct 17, 2007, 4:18 AM   #5
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ViolinMak wrote:
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Quoted " you'll never get full sharpness out of a lens anyway "



I think 50mm 1.4 break the above rule ,,



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Not if you leave out the part of the quote where I mention shot discipline and technique. No lens can make up for poor technique and discipline. The lens you mention is very good, but cannot hold the camera steady for you or choose the proper settings for any given situation. Also, it is quite soft when shooting wide open. I stand by my previous quote, including the part that was left out. Before worrying about how "sharp" a lens is, get the technique correct. Most lenses are acceptably sharp, especially when stopped down a bit. Most of the issues i've seen concerning sharpness can be attributed to user error. Better equipment doesn't automatically mean better results.


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