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you nailed it Henning work with a lens long enough to discover its rendering qualities the real magic within a successful photograph does not come from any particular piece of glass whether with good or "bad" contrast or good or "bad" resolution the magic comes from the photographer knowing what each lens will render and choosing that lens which will render the photographer's vision of the subject and light chosen our search for lenses lights and light modifiers films, sensors, et al = our search for our look Fond regards, George firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.imagist.com http://www.imagist.com/blog http://www.linkedin.com/in/imagist On Nov 23, 2008, at 10:14 PM, Henning Wulff wrote: > I've had a lot of different lenses over the last 50 years, and > still have quite a few. Among the latter are still a few low > contrast lenses and a couple that have very specific flare > characteristics, but on the whole I prefer lenses that medium to > medium-high in contrast with as little flare as possible. Those are > the easiest to work with. If I wish, I can create most types of > flare after I take the picture. I can't remove it easily if it's in > the negative or digital file if at all.