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Lens Guide - supplement with 6 April 2015 issue

Discussion in 'AP Magazine Feedback & Suggestions' started by Malcolm_Stewart, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Congratulations to the Lens Guide team. I learnt a lot, especially about the newer systems on offer.
  2. Andy Westlake

    Andy Westlake AP Staff

    Thanks Malcolm, I'm glad you enjoyed the read.

    Andy Westlake
    Technical Editor, Amateur Photographer
  3. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Yes and no complaints; however given that the issue covered today, April 1st, you could have done a spoof of what Cannonikon should have come up with.
  4. Andy Westlake

    Andy Westlake AP Staff

    To be fair, Nikon hasn't done a bad job with its 1 System lens range. Canon, on the other hand, is way behind, and even in danger of being overtaken by Leica T.

  5. Derek_R

    Derek_R Well-Known Member

    Yep, credit where credit's due, the lens guide was very good. In fact, this week's issue was very good all round. Excellent work :) Loved the article on Hengi Joentjoro and the one on selling photos, too (I can but dream).

  6. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    But the lenses there are are pretty good, and cover most eventualities - the wideangle is really nice, as is the pancake. But as mine is really part of my wider EOS system, I'm less bothered about a wide lens choice than I am with my little Pentax Q, for example, but it's rare I feel I need anything else for it beyond one of the native lenses, to be absolutely honest. A fastish 60mm macro would be nice, as that (and the fisheye zoom) are the only non-native lenses I use that often.

    One thing I wasn't quite so keen on in the supplement was the hard sell on 50mm (or 35mm for APS-C) lenses. Yes, they're fast, sharp and cheap, but I'm one of those that finds the focal length really, really restricting and frankly uncomfortable. My 50mm f1.4 is probably my least-used lens, whereas the 40mm pancake gets a lot of use on my full frame DSLR, and the 22mm pancake even more use on the EOS M. Sure, they suit many people, but not sure they're universally useful.

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