Saturday, 1 September 2012

Why Lens Quality Doesn’t Matter Quite as Much as You Think it Does


A very informative article about lenses and how to correct various aberrations, written by Andrew S Gibson, at Digital Photo School.

No lens is perfect. No matter how good the quality, there will be lens aberrations of one kind or another. It’s just that on a good quality lens there are less of them.

One of the benefits of digital photography is that it is easy to correct some types of lens aberration using software. Before digital cameras came along there was little you could do except accept what your lens gave you, and splash out for more expensive gear if you weren’t happy with its performance.

Now, as long as you shoot Raw, you can use software such as Lightroom and the latest versions of Photoshop CS to eliminate or minimise the most obvious lens aberrations*. While this doesn’t mean that your lenses will suddenly take on the qualities of their most expensive counterparts, it does help you get the very best out of the equipment you already have.

Follow the link to read the rest of this article:  Why Lens Quality Doesn’t Matter Quite as Much as You Think it Does

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