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09-11-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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DA 55mm review on DXOMark

Not too happy with the resolution characteristics, it seems.

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According to DXOMark, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 is much sharper
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clarkey Quote
Not too happy with the resolution characteristics, it seems.

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DxOMark should stick to sensor evaluation. The methodical manner to evaluate lenses has nothing to do with aesthetic characteristics.
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lol wow that is a pretty bad score.They praise it throughout and at the end its just "Yeah its almost better than the Nikon kit lens"

Edit: Not that I am bashing the actual lens. I never tried one and all the sample shots seem pretty good.


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Haven't the review since I would never buy the DA50/1.8 at the current price anyway.
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It's the sharpest lens I own with the exception of my macro lens. I don't need any tests to tell me that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
Haven't the review since I would never buy the DA50/1.8 at the current price anyway.
Great, because the review is of the DA 55mm f1.4. Not the lens you mentioned.
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I must be a sucker for junky lenses because the DA* 55mm is one of my favorites.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Great, because the review is of the DA 55mm f1.4. Not the lens you mentioned.
Now that's funny!
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Well they say it peaks at f2.0 and that is a fine setting for portraits.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well they say it peaks at f2.0 and that is a fine setting for portraits.
Tis true, for I have seen the proof! No test would ever convince me that the 55 is a subpar lens. There are bad copies, without a doubt, but that's another thing.
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I love my DA*55.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well they say it peaks at f2.0 and that is a fine setting for portraits.
Indeed, but their numbers and rankings completely ignore bokeh and... really any intended usage.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Great, because the review is of the DA 55mm f1.4. Not the lens you mentioned.
Ooups I read too quickly.

I thought it was for the newcomer 50/1.8 which makes more sense as the DA*55/1.4 existed for a while. I'm surprised that they didn't have a review on it until now.
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There is an easy explanation; SDM broke during the testing.
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