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I want another 'magic' lens like the 70-200 mk2

 
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Aug 22, 2012 05:11 |  #61
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Earwax69 wrote in post #14866308 (external link)
I am somewhat sceptical and would like to see a comparison please. I suggest testing the lenses at same lenght and aperture.

15-85mm @50mm f5.6 vs 50mm 1.8 at f5.6.
15-85mm @70mm f8 vs 70-200mm @70mm at f8.

Somthing like that. I doubt you cannot bring the 15-85mm to the level of the L lens with a bit of pp.

However yes, f2.8 or f1.8 iare certainly going to be more dreamy than f5.6.

15-85mm @50mm f5.6 vs 50mm 1.8 at f5.6 (external link)

15-85mm @70mm f8 vs 70-200mm @70mm at f8 (external link)

There ya go.


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Oct 06, 2012 09:30 |  #62

Well, some people asked me to report back with what I got, so I will!
I ended up getting a Samyang 1.4 35mm.
It was cheap, but can produce amazingly sharp images. Magic? Yeah I reckon it might be, time will tell.
It is probably L prime quality, BUT, it is manual focus and no IS.
It is a whole different ballgame, in that it needs to be kept very steady due to crazy narrow DOF at 1.4, and again due to narrow DOF needs liveview to get focus bang on.
But, as it happens it is adding some fun to my photography. Getting a good picture is no longer about pointing an IS lens, autofocusing in .01 sec and going click. It takes a lot more time to get a good pic.
Not that I want to use it all the time, but it is the difference between throwing a stick of dynamite into a pond, or setting up the bait and tackle just right to get a fish.
I would never had got this if the 24-70 had been IS, but funny the way these things lead you....


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