so how effective is photodo.com ratings

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by urameatball, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. urameatball

    urameatball TPF Noob!

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    Some people live by it, some people never believe it.

    So how applicable is photodo rating anyway?
     
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    photobug TPF Noob!

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    Photodo (and the other lens rating sites) offer a baseline of performance for comparison. They show how well a lens performs in a lab, usually on a 35mm film body. Lenses that don't perform well at the edges for film sometimes work very well on digital because of the "crop factor."

    This baseline is a useful part (notice the "part") of the lens buying equation. To me, the important part is how the lens actually performs taking pictures.

    I've found PhotoSIG a good resource for evaluating lenses. You have to register a free account to see the pics full size, but you can search for pics by lens brand/size etc.

    Please note that PhotoSIG does show nude photography, so if that offends you don't follow the link. And if it doesn't offend you it might offend the boss, so surfing at work probably isn't a good idea. :shock:
     
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    urameatball TPF Noob!

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    now that's some good advice!
    thanks!
     

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