With modern cameras, it is often the lens that matters more than the sensor. How does the lens render color? How is the light refracted through the glass? How sharp is the lens? Does it create chromatic aberrations? Really, most modern DSLR (both mirror and mirrorless) are amazing machines. But they are only as good as the glass that sits in front of the sensor.
Over the years, I have used a number of different lenses. Some fantastic, some not. In this folder, I've included some galleries with samples of the photos that different lenses produced. Now, its easy to take a good picture with a quality lens, such as a Canon "L" lens. But what fun is that? The challenge is to take a good picture with an old lens, inexpensive lens, or even a bad lens. Below are samples of the good, bad, and ugly.