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Apr 13, 2010 21:15 |  #2011

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I have done shots wide open and smaller aperture in the danger zone in low light and other than noise, the shots are good. What do you mean by the images are no good? Any sample pics?

Well what I'm referring to is the shots just have a "mushy" feel to them, the details are not crisp.


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Apr 14, 2010 03:26 |  #2012

UncleGluk wrote in post #9985421 (external link)
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Who can tell how this lens behaves on camera with non full frame - 40D, 50D, 7D? Maybe there is someone examples of images? I would like to buy one, but do test shots I can not - only to order via internet shops.???
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It does well with those too. I used it with a 40D, but I do recommend a 50D and/or 7D for APS-C, because of the improved AF/AF algorithms in those two bodies. The 50D and 7D handle the 50L better than the 40D does, just like the 5D II does better with it than the 5D does, based on my experience.

If you order via internet shops, just order from oen with a good return policy like B&H etc.

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Apr 14, 2010 03:32 |  #2013

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Are any of you guys having trouble with the lens at higher ISOs? Mine works really well in daylight, I get nice crisp images, but there have been multiple shoots now in low light where most of the images just suck, now I know that higher ISO images will never be as clean, but lets be honest, the 1D3 and 5DmkII can handle ISO1600 pretty well.

I feel like I must be doing something wrong, I'm working outside the "danger zone" trying to keep my distance at greater than 6ft, but I am shooting in the f/1.4-2.0 range a lot. Most of the images from a recent live show that I shot are just no good, where, by comparison, the shots I took with the 24-70 are still more than acceptable.

Am I just expecting too much? It's getting frustrating though because I feel like I can't rely on this lens for important low light work anymore, which is the whole reason I bought it for. (Though it does do exceptionally well at video)

I use it a lot in low light/high isos. Try upping contrast, colour and saturation a little. You lose a lot of DR when shooting at 1600 iso and up, so increasing contrast, colour and saturation a little does tend to help.

On the 5D II it should only start getting a little mushy from about 6400 iso, I found. You start losing details at 6400 iso, but not really before - and I have a few 24"x 36" prints on my wall of iso 3200 pics to prove this.

HTH, kind regards, Wim


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Apr 14, 2010 03:57 as a reply to  @ wimg's post |  #2014

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Apr 14, 2010 03:58 |  #2015

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Apr 14, 2010 04:55 |  #2016

deci wrote in post #9989579 (external link)
Taken with a 30D:)

:D Thank you for the example I liked it. Maybe there are still images?

agphotography wrote:
Well what I'm referring to is the shots just have a "mushy" feel to them, the details are not crisp.

I do not understand - the details are not visible? Blurry? The edge image is not crisp , or the center? Thnak

wimg wrote:
It does well with those too. I used it with a 40D, but I do recommend a 50D and/or 7D for APS-C, because of the improved AF/AF algorithms in those two bodies. The 50D and 7D handle the 50L better than the 40D does, just like the 5D II does better with it than the 5D does, based on my experience.

If you order via internet shops, just order from oen with a good return policy like B&H etc.

Thank you. This lens is slow?. I thought he quickly focused. If the model is dynamic-children, when he went up?
AF / AF will work well on the 50D-7D?

B&H I know well, a good shop, but sometimes their prices do not allow them to buy! :confused:




  
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Apr 14, 2010 12:04 |  #2017

wimg wrote in post #9991926 (external link)
I use it a lot in low light/high isos. Try upping contrast, colour and saturation a little. You lose a lot of DR when shooting at 1600 iso and up, so increasing contrast, colour and saturation a little does tend to help.

On the 5D II it should only start getting a little mushy from about 6400 iso, I found. You start losing details at 6400 iso, but not really before - and I have a few 24"x 36" prints on my wall of iso 3200 pics to prove this.

HTH, kind regards, Wim

I'll try some post-processing with them, as I mentioned earlier, in the lower ISOs and in good lighting (especially w/ flash or strobes) it's super sharp and very crisp. But I was having some trouble with it recently with the shoots I'd been doing.

Now, to be fair, the lighting was total crap, it was a really dark music venue. But even so I was shooting at 1/100 @ f/1.4 ISO1600 on my 1DmkIII.

It is entirely possible that it's all just my fault and I wasn't nailing my focus, but I'm well aware of how to work with a really shallow DOF.

I don't think I was experiencing focus shift but that could also be the issue too (causing some of the details to feel not so crisp).

I also fully understand that anything from either of my cameras will not be entirely noise free above ISO800, I don't find this unreasonable because when I shot film (35mm / 645, 6x7 / 4x5) the higher speed films had grain visible. That's just how it worked.

I'll keep trying and playing with some lightroom settings.


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Apr 14, 2010 21:12 |  #2018

So I was mid-wedding Saturday afternoon and I noticed the front plastic piece of my 50L is loose on the bottom of the lens. Its the plastic piece with the text on it where the hood attaches. It pushes in place but does not snap in place. I think if I pull on it enough it will come off completely and presumably underneath it is where the screws are to dismantle the lens (im not trying this though). Anybody else had this happen to them?


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Apr 16, 2010 14:54 as a reply to  @ jklewer's post |  #2019

Wow, do I have some practice and playing around to do! Date code UY received Wednesday. Had to microadjust to +13 on my 5Dmkii right out of the box. Going to put it through some paces this weekend and make sure I can live with the copy.

Jumped out of the car between rain showers this morning on the way to my office when I saw a few tulips in a nearby park. Yeah, I know...no need for 1/8000, but I just wanted to test it wide open on something other than a cereal box. Sloppy composition with a light straightening crop. Quick run through lightroom--took out auto sharpening and noise reduction settings, then pushed a little on the highlight recovery slide. Think I'm going to like this lens and I hope it likes me back. :)

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Apr 16, 2010 21:03 |  #2021

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Apr 17, 2010 03:53 |  #2022

Wow h4y4sh1!
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Apr 17, 2010 08:26 |  #2023

Thx Ewan :)


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Apr 18, 2010 09:23 |  #2024

thinking of selling mine for a 24L II, anyone interested?

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