added. hey, how come you are not on icq?Originally posted by Jed
I only use 3rd party lenses. They may not be as good as original lenses but they are cheaper and good enough.
I only use 3rd party lenses. They are better than original lenses.
I don't use lenses. I spent too much on my whizz bang bells and whistles camera so I can't afford a similar lens full of bells and whistles so I rather not use a cheap lens, 3rd party or original.
Hey! Dun any how say hor; just say that I'm just someone who siao original...used to hear from a friend who knew a guy who siao Giordano and guess wat...from head to toe; inside to outside...all Giordano!Originally posted by Bluestrike
SO you must be one of those that say 3rd party len are crap...:angry:
Hahaha... relax lah just joking only lah!Originally posted by AdamGoi
Hey! Dun any how say hor; just say that I'm just someone who siao original...used to hear from a friend who knew a guy who siao Giordano and guess wat...from head to toe; inside to outside...all Giordano!
Sigma's 2 SLRs are the SA7 and SA9. I believe FotoGuide should have them.Originally posted by makan007
Can save alot using 3rd party lenses. Do not own any 3rd party lens yet. Btw, heard that Sigma is popular. They also manufacture their own camera rite? Izzit available here? Any other well known 3rd party manufacturers?
If I am not wrong, there ARE "L" loupes by Canon. Or so I read.Originally posted by Red Dawn
i hate to say this, cos it will make me sound like i'm some kind of anti-film freak (which i am not ), but if u're a film user, and u know u only print 4 x 6 most of the time, then it doesn't matter whether u use original or third party lenses, top of the line "L" or "AFS" lens or third party consumer grade models - most of the time u wouldn't be able to see the difference!
The top of the line lenses have high resolving power which is only apparent when u start to make bigger prints, beyond 8 x 10. otherwise, that top of the line "L" lens and the top of the line third party lens will produce pics with very little visible difference with small prints.
Besides, how many film users actually use GOOD loupes to examine their images? Unless u have "L" class loupes ;P, everything will appear good enough to u.
Conversely, in digital, u're constantly staring at the pictures in Photoshop 100% (and that's far more than any loupe can go), and at that size (maybe equivalent to a 20 x 30 print?), u see EVERYTHING - all the defects, softness, optical flaws, chromatic abberations etc etc.......magnify that to 200% and u can really see which lens can resolve more.......
so naturally u will want to gravitate to a better lens. Also, it's much easier to print 8 x 10s at home for digital prints, and i believe pple tend to do more of that compared to film.............