View Poll Results: which is e sharpest?

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  • macro

    19 54.29%
  • wide zoom

    0 0%
  • tele zoom

    1 2.86%
  • wide prime

    7 20.00%
  • tele prime

    8 22.86%
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Thread: POLL: lens comparison

  1. #1

    Default POLL: lens comparison

    which lens have the most sharpness?
    -macro
    -zoom
    -prime

  2. #2

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    it usually depends u know.

    i.e cosina vs. zeiss? different ranges?

    a lousy prime may not be sharper than a good zoom... etc..

    but i'll go with macro prime for a hundred alex.

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    Dun understand your poll.......comparing apples to oranges.....

  4. #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkw
    Dun understand your poll.......comparing apples to oranges.....
    i thought that the basic for making comparisons is that both subjects are to be from the same brand (e.g. Leica vs Leica, Canon vs Canon, Nikon vs Nikon, Sigma vs Sigma) and same range (prosumer lens vs prosumer lens, professional lens vs professional lens)??

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilicboy
    i thought that the basic for making comparisons is that both subjects are to be from the same brand (e.g. Leica vs Leica, Canon vs Canon, Nikon vs Nikon, Sigma vs Sigma) and same range (prosumer lens vs prosumer lens, professional lens vs professional lens)??
    Well, you didn't frame the poll that way. You asked "Which is the sharpest? Macro, Zoom or Prime?" Consider the variables....

    1) Price....24-70L at $2400 or 28-135 IS at $700?? Which will be sharper?

    2) Aperture....50/1.8 Mk2 at 1.8 vs 50/1.4 at 1.4 or 1.8??

    3) How about macro vs non-macro at near similar teles i.e. 100/2.8 Macro vs 135/2L??

    Some macro lenses are sharper than some telezooms and vice-versa (in fact, some macro lenses ARE telezooms, Sigma 70-300 APO SM2 as an example), some cheap "consumer" lenses are sharper than some "professional" lenses. You have to frame your question more precisely......

    So my answer to your question is.........it depends......
    Last edited by dkw; 25th July 2004 at 01:27 AM.

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    Why don't you make your comparison using the MTF charts?

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