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D800 Lens choice - importance of quality

lukaswerth

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"RE: D800 Lens choice - importance of quality"

lukaswerth Registered since 24th May 2012
Sat 29-Jun-13 04:09 AM

>I did sell my 24mm PC-E last fall after being frustrated with
>it's soft corners in comparison to the 14-24. Especially
>since there's no DxO profile for it, being a shift lens.
>
>
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>Also, if you're shooting tripod mounted, large DOF shots such
>as architecture or landscapes, just use DxO to convert for
>maximum sharpness in the first place. I tested the 14-24
>against the Zeiss 21, and standard LR conversion has the Zeiss
>sharper (only on the extremes). But once the 14-24 was
>converted in DxO, it surpassed the Zeiss. Meaning, paying all
>the extra money a Zeiss isn't always necessary.
>

Well, I begin to become somewhat mindful of the role of DxO: don't buy a lens because they don't have a profile for it? You make them determine the way you shoot? This is the best way to get incapacitated as a photographer.
I also noted they don't have profiles for PC-lenses; why? Because they are not such big sellers? For me at least shifting and, sometimes, tilting is an essential part of my photography, and post-exposure-software, useful as it is, cannot replace but only complete it.

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