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Jul 02, 2011 17:09 |  #5626

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Jul 02, 2011 17:11 |  #5627

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The 35-350 is a nice lens. It is so compact at 35mm too.

Is that the 28-300 L IS in the background?
[EDIT]it is the 100-400.


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Jul 02, 2011 17:16 |  #5628

^- looks like a 100-400 to me


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Jul 02, 2011 18:34 |  #5629

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It is quite a bit larger and heavier, similar to the 24-85 USM except with the strange aspect for a ring USM lens that the front element rotates during focus. The filter thread also retracts below the surface during zooming as some of Canon's other lenses did back in those days.


I thought the 28-80s were interesting in that they just kept getting more cheaply made and poorer as they evolved. Kind of the opposite of others. I can post more of the older EF lenses. We see a lot of L lenses and exotics in the forum but out in the world cheap and midrange lenses are used to take a lot of pictures.


If I tire of these lenses, they will go back to Craigslist from whence they came. EF lenses always seem to be in demand.


The 70-210 f/4 isn't a bad lens optically and push-pull zooming is really quick when you get used to it. Canon has only made a few consumer zooms in fixed aperture too. The manual focus is scratchy and autofocus is a bit slow however.


For a quick test, I set them to 50mm f/5 (max is 4.5) using the 5D and 580ex II, and used a focus test chart. The original USM lens was the best lens toward the corners with very low chromatic aberration and good sharpness. The III USM had more contrast in the center so it appeared sharper but wasn't as sharp looking at the edge because of some CA and other aberrations. The II USM wasn't quite as good as the III USM but this was probably just sample to sample variation.

These are some strange feature of that lens but then again it was made in early 90s when everything were still heavily influenced by the 80s :D
There are actually some other lenses that got downgraded like the 50mm f1.8. I especially don't understand the idea of putting a plastic mount just to save a few bucks. To me build quality is just as important as optical performance. There is another cheap old kit lens that used to be sold with EOS film cameras, the EF 35-80 f4-5.6 and there seem to be 5 different versions of it including the PZ :D I have very briefly had the USM version and the mk II but if I remember correctly they are both very similarly built with plastic mount and very compact and light weight. What is strange is that neither of them had the standard Canon date code on the mount.
You are right about the high demand for EF lenses. It doesn't matter how bad the lens is there are always ppl who would buy it as long as it is reasonably priced.
I am actually very impressed by the build quality of the 70-210 f4. It feels very well made almost similar to the 135L and weighs only slightly less than the L but the slow AF and also my addiction to the L lenses made this lens not attractive to me :( Right now I am actually debating on whether getting the 70-200 f4L IS or saving up for the 70-200 f2.8 IS II ???

Do you know the reason why the original version produces less CA?

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the L version looks very much like the newer 28-70L and 24-70L except for the shallow non petal style hood. Does the hood extend with the front element or inside it?


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Jul 02, 2011 18:46 |  #5630

macroimage wrote in post #12694651 (external link)
The wannabees.

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Jul 02, 2011 19:07 |  #5631

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #12694937 (external link)
Do you know the reason why the original version produces less CA?

It has a different optical formula. 10 elements in 9 groups. The II USM and III USM have 9 elements in 9 groups.

the L version looks very much like the newer 28-70L and 24-70L except for the shallow non petal style hood. Does the hood extend with the front element or inside it?

It is much like the later lenses. The hood is attached to the lens barrel and does not extend or move with the front element. The front element retracts into the lens when zooming in although the filter thread remains at the same position.

Also it has "focus by wire". Turning the focus ring tells the focus motor to move the focus. The focus ring does nothing with the camera turned off.

It also has some of the smoothest moving zoom and focus rings of any lens I have handled.


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Jul 02, 2011 19:16 |  #5632

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The wannabees.

lol. all bow to the red crown!


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Jul 03, 2011 23:54 |  #5633
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Jul 04, 2011 00:15 |  #5634

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Jul 04, 2011 00:17 |  #5635

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Jul 06, 2011 06:06 |  #5636

Just changed my Canon 1.4 for the Sigma one. What a grea idea I had :D

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Jul 07, 2011 23:16 |  #5638

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Jul 10, 2011 02:51 |  #5640

SaxonIV, beautiful shot of the 1Ds Mark II. Best shot I've seen yet of that model.


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