imo, u dont need gd lens to take gd photos. u also dun need damn gd cameras to take gd pictures too. i think the equipment are just a means to get the photo, so gd equipment just makes it easier to take photos under more restricted conditions. i've seen very nice photos taken with even disposable cameras.
crap lens that barely works with a skilled photog will produce ok pics, if the glass is utter crap then of course the pics will look like utter crap, howevr if its in gd condition then it depends on the skill of the photog, but i have voted yes.
By crap i mean cracked/scratched etc, of course well skilled photogs should be able to us most lenses to produce good pics
A good lens allows you more flexibility(like in the case of large aperture lenses) and also makes sure you can worry less about technicalities like sharpness, bokeh, etc. and worry more about things like composition and exposure which matter way more than sharpness or colour.
sometimes good lenses/cameras are needed to even be able to take an acceptable photo. too many times i see people shooting with digital compacts on silent night only to produce white faces with black backgrounds.
good can be technically good(which requires good gear) or creatively good(which only needs camera phones)
generally, a good photo needs to be at least technically well taken, so reasonably good gear is needed.
Hum :what: Do you need good camera, good film, good lighting, creative eye, a working brain, the right moment, good communication skill and off course GOOD LENES. YES to all the above :bsmilie: :bsmilie: