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post #2506 of 2699

I couldn't help myself and bought the 100 /2.8L that was on sale earlier this week from buydig.  Wasn't sure if the order was going to be processed since there were rumors of lack of stock, but just received my shipping notice.  Going to be a little long on my crop 60D for typical shots, but should  be just fine for zoomed in macro shots.  

post #2507 of 2699

Love the 100L. Below is 100L on crop body (550D).

 

IMG_9835

post #2508 of 2699
Love the 100L, so sharp and the IS is fantastic. I use it more for non macro I think.
post #2509 of 2699

100L is also a great focal length for still life and product shots.

 

post #2510 of 2699

Did you say product shots with the 100L?

 

post #2511 of 2699

Nice watch, but I find the glow trail from the long exposure distracting. Makes the watch look like it's smiling, though.

post #2512 of 2699

Thanks for the feedback.  The image above isn't quite what I set out to capture.  I inadvertently wound the watch after everything was set-up so the game plan changed a bit.   I've still got everything set-up so I may try again tonight to do a straight lume shot.

post #2513 of 2699

EOSD2376

 

Just got this Marumi DHG 77mm CPL, but I haven't opened the seal due to second thoughts, especially how it has noticeable flare compared to something like top-line B&W (see link below). I hate flares in filters. Anybody have experience with Marumi, B&W, Nikon CPL, or any other thoughts?

 

http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?art=115&roz=23

post #2514 of 2699

That test biggrin.gif

 

See here http://www.head-fi.org/t/648977/camera-filters-circular-polarizers-and-that-test

 

Two areas of caution with the test. The ranking is very sensitive to the weights assigned to each test. You will have to assess how well they match your priorities and whether you agree with the results of the subjective tests. Secondly, the transmission charts are not all scaled the same. Further, I don't entirely agree with their analysis in every case.

 

I don't recall reading what the C1, C2 curves are; I'm not sure how to interpret those curves.

 

HTH

post #2515 of 2699

In the shop that I regularly visit, they have a 300/4L IS that has been sitting on the shelf for a long time already, and I got curious today and asked to test it. Well, it feels like a very fine lens; it's not too heavy, AF is very fast and accurate, and is quite sharp wide open. However I wasn't too impressed with the old generation IS, although it helps but once you get used to modern 4-stop IS this feels significantly inferior. Also due to the f/4 aperture I was always at ISO3200 and above... so I guess it's mainly an outdoor lens. I can see the appeal of the lens, and its close focusing distance is quite decent also -- add an extension tube and it can be a good butterfly lens -- but it does feel a bit dated. Dated because of its IS system, and also dated because of the other alternatives that are available today: the excellent 70-300L, as well as the 70-200/2.8L II IS with x1.4 converter.

 

My interest in the Sigma 35/1.4 was renewed this weekend also, so I gave the store copy a try. Unfortunately this copy has consistent front focus of about 3" on my 5D3, so I gave it a pass also. The store said they're ordering a new batch, so maybe I will give them a try when they arrive. I know I can MFA or get the USB dock to handle this lens... but maybe I'm just using it as an excuse to deflect another impulse buy.

post #2516 of 2699

I've got the 70-300L and, though it is one of my least used lenses, I really like it.  It does its job really well and I am more than satisfied with its performance.  

 

The lens that I would like to see refreshed is the 400/5.6L with added IS.  That lens in that price range would attract my attention.  I really have limited use for super-teles but it would really round out my lens collection.  I've got 17-300 covered natively with zooms and primes so with that last lens, and a 1.4x converter I really would be able to do pretty much everything I could ever want to do.

post #2517 of 2699
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I've got the 70-300L and, though it is one of my least used lenses, I really like it.  It does its job really well and I am more than satisfied with its performance.  

 

The lens that I would like to see refreshed is the 400/5.6L with added IS.  That lens in that price range would attract my attention.  I really have limited use for super-teles but it would really round out my lens collection.  I've got 17-300 covered natively with zooms and primes so with that last lens, and a 1.4x converter I really would be able to do pretty much everything I could ever want to do.

Just arrange for that safari trip to Africa and you'll get plenty of use out of that 400/5.6L!

post #2518 of 2699
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The lens that I would like to see refreshed is the 400/5.6L with added IS.  .. 1.4x converter I really would be able to do pretty much everything I could ever want to do.

 

There are so many people waiting for that 400 f/5.6L IS it's not even funny, with it becoming 560 mm f/8 with 1.4x TC, with f/8 autofocus now possible with new Canon firmware.  I do believe it's coming, but I'm also sure Canon will price it way out there also confused_face.gif

post #2519 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post

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Just got this Marumi DHG 77mm CPL, but I haven't opened the seal due to second thoughts, especially how it has noticeable flare compared to something like top-line B&W (see link below). I hate flares in filters. Anybody have experience with Marumi, B&W, Nikon CPL, or any other thoughts?

http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?art=115&roz=23
Marumi is a Japanese company with a good line of filters but make sure you dont cheap out on your polarizer and get an uncoated or single coated filter. the multi coated filters handle the ghosting and flare
post #2520 of 2699

I took my daughter to the Aquaria KLCC, a local oceanarium this weekend. The last time I was there, I was using the 16-35 and constantly at ISO3200-6400 on the 5D2. I no longer have an ultrawide, so this time I brought the 24L and it stayed on my 5D3 pretty much the entire time.

 

 

 

 

 

(edit: weird, the third image is showing no image... but I can see it in the editor and it also shows up if I click on it)


Edited by MadCow - 6/9/13 at 5:47am
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