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Well, it’s better than I thought..

Discussion in 'Lens Matters' started by pixelpuffin, Jul 3, 2021.

  1. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    625FCA74-B731-48E0-A45D-474119E72971.jpeg I recently discovered the canon EF 22-55. It’s a long discontinued consumer lens, plastic mount ,ultrasonic motor. But, it fits full frame.
    I had to try one…
    £46
    Mounted it on my canon 5diii and popped outside into the garden. I love the colours. I’m quite chuffed tbh. Seems better than I was expecting.
     
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  2. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    There seems to be a strong rule of diminishing returns between cost and complexity to image quality when it comes to lenses.
     
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  3. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    There is often a lot of complete bollocks written about lenses. If you don't want very large prints from the images, it can be surprising how little you have to pay to get something that gives image quality that is good enough for your needs. The same, of course, applies to camera bodies and digital sensors.

    Whenever I read about lenses with four figure prices that are used for portraiture, I always suspect that they will show so many minor skin blemishes that the subject might prefer the results from a 'softer' lens.

    Be advised that the above are personal opinions, and should not be mistaken for factual statements.
     
  4. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    If anyone's interested I have jamjars which have superb optical qualities
     
  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Bottom of a glass works as well...

    Hettythroughaglass.jpg
     
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  6. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    It was designed for APS - it was the kit lens for the EOS IX7, the cheaper EOS APS SLR - the IX came with the 24-85. It does cover full frame, though. Produces quite nice colours, but it's not all that sharp. Probably doesn't matter for many things.
    It's rumoured that it was this lens that was stretched to make the original 18-55 EF-S kit lens, but I've no idea if that's true or not.
     
  7. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    personally I think it’s sharper than you’re giving credit for.
    The above image is reduced massively for uploading here, whereas the image I took viewed at full image size on my monitor is sharp indeed where I focused
    It was taken handheld, @55mm wide open at 5.6 add the slight breeze blowing too
    I think it’s remarkable, it’s now attached to my 5diii.
     
  8. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    It is a common opinion that the world often looks better through the bottom of a (preferably empty) beer glass .

    If you want to experiment with abysmal image quality, and can write the required complete bollocks to accompany your images, look at page 23 in the AP issue dated 29th of May for inspiration.
     
  9. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    ...or that article on box cameras....
     
  10. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    No need - just forget to set things correctly...

    Cars passing under railway bridge Cowick Street Exeter GM5 _1050041.jpg
     
  11. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Or the LOMO site?
     
  12. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Don't admit you made a mistake, but give it a pretentious name ('Walking Home After the Rave'?) and submit it to next year's Taylor Wessing competition.
     
  13. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I could not do that if I tried. How did you do it?
     
  14. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Followed a google streetview car?
     
  15. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I really have no idea. I was using a Panasonic GM5 with an Olympus 9-18mm lens. This is the only shot like that which I have. :confused:
     
  16. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    How very strange
     
  17. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Double exposure of some sort, things in motion show movement.
    You could start a whole new fad Andrew!
     
  18. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Aaaaarrrrrggggg! :eek:
     
  19. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Accidentally changed the curtain sync on the flash?
     
  20. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    No flash fitted. :(
     

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