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14-03-12, 11:03 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
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You mention 3 limitions but but still think its a good lens what a strange man
f8 is only a limitation is you don't have enough light; softness is only a limitation if you're after ultra-crisp detail (which you probably wouldn't expect on long-range stuff) and finally, the bokeh is only a limitation if you don't like it.
I don't believe I said it was a good lens, merely that it was fine
the limitations I set out, none of which may be important to the potential buyer. Consider the alternative of a f2.8 500mm - it might weigh a ton,be 8 foot long and cost my photographic budget for the next 20 years - all of which I would list as pretty serious limitations, but if you're a Millionaire and it's permanently bolted to the floor of your studio, there's no problem. But, try sitting in the back of a Land Rover while bouncing around the Serengeti Plain and you'll quickly appreciate something small and light even if it's not the sharpest lens in the world.
The day you think you've found perfection is the day you stop looking, then someone else will find it and move in front of you.
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