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Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers. by Zack Arias

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Who’s got the nicest glASS?

Q: WHICH HAS THE BEST LENS LINEUP, CANON OR NIKON? (I AM THINKING OF AFFORDABLE LENSES.)

A: Honestly, they’re all about the same as far as quality goes in day-to-day use. It’s like asking which is better: Nissan or Toyota? Feature for feature, and price to price, there isn’t a massive amount of difference, especially when you’re talking about their “affordable” line of lenses. There are a few stellar Nikon lenses out there and a few stellar Canon lenses. Sometimes one 85mm outperforms the other, and vice versa.

While we are on this subject, let’s get this out of the way: Nikon or Canon?

Here is the definitive answer—it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t freaking matter one bit. Each manufacturer has a few good options over ...

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