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    http://medfmt.8k.com/bronlensenvy.html

    Excellence in Photography is acquired by Practice, not Purchase - Tim Brown

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    Contest Winners: Percentage
    normal (50mm) lens 78%
    wide angle lens 10%
    telephoto lens 12%
    aperture f3.5 or slower 89%
    aperture f6.3 or slower 65%
    shutter 1/40th sec. or faster 53%
    shutter 1/100th sec. or faster 27%
    The Amateur Photographer's Handbook
    by Sussmann, 1973, pp.115-6


    Bongo's Law

    The cost of the lens is inversely proportional to the frequency of its use.

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    wait...what is the % of pple who own expensive lenses at the first place?

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    It is just a picture, you we talking about equipment?

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    those percentages were from 1973 when the 50mm lens was the most popular lens anyway. these days the highest percentage of contest winning shots should be the most popular/easily available lens today, e.g. the standard zoom lens.

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    Geesh! I visit the Medium Format digest all the time, and this is the first time I come across this article...

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    The only cure for lens envy is to get one yourself.

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    Did you guys follow the link to the 300/2 Nikkor? Cool stuff.

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    Was reading the Hassie comparison, the problem is the study is inherently flawed. It bases purchase decisions solely on focal length, but ignores the fact that the commonest lenses are the cheapest, the rarest lenses the most expensive. Knowing MF and LF lens purchase practice, the figures are actually quite natural and unsurprising.

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    For SLR users like me, the lens is the only medium between thw subject and the film plate. Therefore, the better the lens (and hopefully its quality) the better the image it produces. However, with the intro of DSLR, the film factor is taken out of the equation. The camera body which houses the "film" plays an equally important role.

    Thus ppl like myself who will eventually switch over to DSLR will have plenty of these good quality lenses to be use on the new bodies.

    My lenses:
    18 f2.8 Sigma
    24-40 f2.8 Tokina
    28-70 f2.8 Tokina
    180 f2.8 Nikon ED
    200 f4 Nikkor
    300 f4 Nikon ED
    80-200 f2.8Nikon ED
    28-200 f3.5/5.6 Tamaron
    35-105 f3.5/5.6 Nikkor

    Only the best i guess

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