I understand lenses like this as promotional - "Look what WE can build!"
As photographic tools, even if I were some huge, muscly, comic book marvel, I
don't get it.
I've done photography with a fair number of really long lenses from 1100mm mirror lens to 100-400 mm zoom plus 1.4x TC,
Two lessons stand out:
It varies with weather and angle from horizontal, but atmospheric movement trumps optics, often even at surprisingly
DoF is very shallow. F8 is often problematic with even mildly 3D subjects.
F2.8-f4 must be really difficult.
Know Your Limits Moose
On 12/19/2021 12:41 PM, Lawrence Woods wrote:
On 12/18/2021 16:44, Nathan Wajsman wrote:
That?s small beer. Here is a real lens:
I'd argue that the Zeiss and Canon lenses are not really photographic lenses, but scientific instruments. A camera
lens should be something you can hand-hold in a pinch, such as the Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8:
Nothing says "hand-hold" more than a built-in handle!
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/