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11-02-2007, 01:56 PM   #1
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Proof that crappy lens + good light = good photos

I've been pretty dismissive of the $40 (new) Promaster 100-300mm f/5-6.3 I bought a couple of months back. On a whim I took it out the other afternoon, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the results I got. This shot was taken wide open @ ISO 400:



I guess pretty much any lens can give a decent result in the right light, with the right composition, eh? Oh, and a little RAW adjustment, a little Levels, a little unsharp mask...

I know this isn't in the "Post Your Photos" forum, but who else has good pictures from crappy lenses to share?

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That is good Finn

I spent a couple of hours today, deleting several crappy photos taken with a good lens

I really should delete what I don't like right away
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From the universally maligned and despised Takumar (Bayonet) 135/2.5
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Finn, you and Mike once again prove it's not Da camera and not Da lens. Keep posting so that I can never forget my crappy photos are not because of the equipment.

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Great shot both. I hope to prove the opposite. The 77mm LTD is on the way to the east coast from the west coast to me Hope to prove good Body+good Lens=good image IQ
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QuoteOriginally posted by vievetrick Quote
Great shot both. I hope to prove the opposite. The 77mm LTD is on the way to the east coast from the west coast to me Hope to prove good Body+good Lens=good image IQ
Well sure, if you want to do it the easy way...
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LOLOLOL that was a good one.
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Good stuff. Makes the $40 seem a bit more well-spent. This is a good idea, this post your excellent photos from supposedly crappy lenses.

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I have a crappy phoenix 100-400 lens, but NO good photos have ever come out if it...So none to share..
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