> From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
> … the very
> qualities praised in the thread would be lost or changed with a focal reducer.
In my fairly extensive experience, including real-life shots and test charts,
the best focal reducers and tele-extenders are pretty much invisible, allowing
the qualities (or lack thereof) of the underlying optics to shine through.
The converse is also true: a crappy focal reducer or tele-extender will make a
mess of the finest lens.
I used to be a skeptic. "How can 'adding glass' make things any better?" But
then I got out there and shot with numerous combos of focal reducers,
tele-extenders, and lenses.
I think the inverse power law applies: whichever one is "worse" is going to
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