just a rant on review sites and lenses

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  1. Wally

    Wally TPF Noob!

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    Anyone else ever look at the many review sites on the web for camera gear? I am looking to get a new lens or two for Christmas. My wife will buy it, I just have to tell he what to get :D So anyway, I have been looking at some of the many review sites out there that feature lenses, and the revies on Amazon. I like to read reviews from real people.

    Anyway I am shocked at just how many idiots there are out there. I am looking at spending $500-$600 or less. If I can I would like to get 2 lenses for my Canon SLRs so that puts me in the middle range for lenses at around $250-300 each which is something I understand.

    What floors me is all the people who seem to think a $250 lens should work as good as a $1000 lens. Do they really think there will be no difference?

    My favorite reviews were on the very cheap 50mm 1.8 that Canon sells for around $70 US. People actually complain that this lens is cheaply made, and has a plastic body:lmao: What are they thinking? It is only a $70 lens!!

    Anyone else find this funny or am I the only one?
     
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    Yeah, i agree. I also hate how overly critical about lenses some of the reviewers are.
     
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    The 50mm 1.8 is an awesome lense!!!!!! (though I did break one! :lol: )
     
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    I have that lens and really like it. I have yet to break it, although hopefully I'll be getting an ultra-sweet 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 for christmas
     

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