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Just having some fun. But seriously, I do think it comes into play in a significant way.
Just like one can't take my FD photos with the Zeiss, one can't take them with 4/3rds (and either of these lenses), either.
Thus why I specified a preference for critiquing them on the basis of their use on a crop camera for those with that experience. I think crop can't compare exactly to FF either but any two lenses will render with about the same amount of difference on µ4/3 or APS-C as they show between them on a FF.
I am not an expert on the smaller formats. In fact I am not an expert on any format.
However, I have shot enough FF vs. 1.6x to know that the "character" of a lens is on fully realized on FF. There are hints of it on crop, and things like sharpness and contrast are relatively comparable/scalable. Character, however, is only fully revealed only on FF.
"Character" is much more important than many of the other individual, empirical, measurable qualities of a lens. (IMO)
I get you. I don't think I agree that it's a less/more relation tho. Then again, I hadn't really thought about it all that much. "Character", as I think Ed was pointing out at leas indirectly, when he said "if you own one long enough, you will learn how to use it to the best effect [of it's character]", needs a bit of practice to optimize. It's different, yes, but more/less? Mmm <scratches head> that doesn't sound right anyway. <shrug>
Same here. I actually didn't know he was using it as a "bad" example at first. When I looked at it I went: Oooo, sweet!
Edited on Dec 15, 2012 at 03:56 AM · View previous versions