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The purchase of a good lens guarantees years of pleasure. And there are very good reasons to buy a new lens. Since the advent of digital cameras, technology has advanced so far that lenses are now being made that are so good that a few years ago it was not possible that you could design such a lens.
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When designing a lens, distortion, color separation and vignetting are deliberately not optimally corrected. This allows them to use less expensive lens elements or exotic types of glass, which results in a more attractive selling price. The lens manufacturer relies on automatic correction of these features in the camera or in photo editing software. Our “jpg-score” gives for an objective / test camera combination: “What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG”) “if you apply all available lens corrections in the camera.
With more expensive lenses, a manufacturer often goes to great lengths to prevent lens errors from the lens design. Costs of effort are saved. This can be recognized by the use of exotic types of glass and many lens elements. Our “RAW score” approximates the intrinsic quality of the combination of lens and test camera, with CameraStuffReview trying to bypass any automatic lens corrections of RAW files.
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