Hi.. would just like to share some views and hear opinions from others as well.
Do you guys here (targeting DSLR users), find that after using many lens... you have become numb about choosing lens. For me now i dont really plan which lens to suit the occasion anymore.. i just shoot with any lens i have. For eg. i may be at changi broadway, but i dont have a wide angle lens, so i just find subjects to shoot with whichever lens i have, may be a 85, may be a 70-200.. depending on whichever lens i have.
Also.. after using many lens, there are some which really give you the wow factor. One of which made me felt this way was a nikon afs 55-200.. its crazy, super sharp and contrasty at wide open f5.6 200mm.. giving you a really "shiok" feeling, like you have chance upon gold. I brought it along on a short sentosa trip, till now im still impress by that gallery in my hard drive.Best of all i got it <$200, but it can put many of my 70-200f2.8 lens to shame.. I have since sold it cos.. there is only so many lens a man can keep and use..
Yet there are also many lens you have hear rave reviews about, yet when you actually try it.. it makes you wonder why.. Some recent examples for me would be the 17-40f4L and 70-200f4L.. not to say they are bad but just didnt give me the wow experience i was expecting.
I had used/tried more than 100 lens in the past year.. had my fair share of both disappointments from lens that were supposed to perform but just didnt impress me and unexpected cheap underdog lens