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Future Lense requirments ?

AlanC

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"RE: Future Lense requirments ?"

AlanC Basic Member
Fri 13-Sep-02 02:32 PM

I think you've made a good decision - but then I would because it's what I did in the same situation.

If you look at the performance of one particular lens - say the 80-200mm f/2.8 - through its various incarnations you'll see that the latest AF-S version hasn't changed much in terms of optical quality over previous versions, so it would seem a speculative future lens that made significant performance improvements over current versions would be massively expensive. I think your investment in high quality lenses should be a safe one.

The areas where you might be cutting yourself off from future developments are more associated with usability: the inclusion of technologies such as AF-S and VR which now seem to be appearing in more of the range, and the possibility of more compact long focal length lenses that use diffractive optical elements. (Yes, that's a link to you-know-who. )

Alan.

A general, generic topic Future Lense requirments ? [View all] , Hartmut Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 , Fri 13-Sep-02 04:38 AM
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