pics from old lens not as good as new lens?

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  1. indyrodeo9

    indyrodeo9 TPF Noob!

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    hi i took some pics using my dad's 10 yr old 28-70mm L lens, then this 17-85mm lens that comes with my 40d as one packages.

    i noticed the new lens brings out the color better than the old one.

    what gives?
     
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    Sideburns TPF Noob!

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    Really?
    Are you sure you exposed properly with both?

    Use the exact same settings on your camera, (in manual) and then compare. It could just be that.

    It is 10 years old though...so there's always a possibility it's not as good as it should be.
     
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    I dunno, I have gotten the same results from using the same lens on a diffrent body, there is more to it than just the lens I think.
     
  4. Every lens-model definitely has its own signature in terms of color, contrast, and sharpness.
     
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    I noticed this is something very subjective. people have totally different views on what good colour actually is, also with respect to lenses.

    Certainly lenses differ in that respect.
     
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    And there is certainly the possibility, that the two lens' have different coatings from the ten year difference.
     

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