Quote Originally Posted by Helen B

I come from the North of England. My friends are trying to teach me to speak American English, but I'm not a fast learner. After four years I'm still failing Gushing 101. 'An OK lens' is quite a compliment from me, and means that the lens does exactly what it is supposed to do. The 80 mm Super-Symmar XL and 28 mm Leica Summicron-M are also OK lenses, for example. If you want a 28 mm shift lens then the PC-Super-Angulon is an excellent choice.

Extract from my English - American phrasebook:

"An OK lens" = "No flaws to speak of"


Sounds like your "British understatement" was misunderstood. One way to "bridge the gap" would be to use a "rating system". For example, on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 the highest) where would you place the lens?