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Non L lenses that deliver professional results?

 
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Aug 15, 2013 12:57 |  #46

OP, I think this will entertain you.

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Aug 15, 2013 13:14 |  #47

sirquack wrote in post #16210591 (external link)
I may have to see if I can find someone I know with that lens. I would love to try it out, especially if it bagged the 70-200 Mkii. I just know I have both the 55-250 and the 70-200 and my 55-250 has not been on my camera since the 70-200 showed up.

The 70-300 non-L certainly didn't bag the 70-200 L. I just tend to limit my use of the L to events where IQ is critical and the setting calls for it (such as low light venues).

In other words, I use the L for professional use and where others are relying on my photo work and use the 70-300 non-L for everything else. It's good enough - though hardly in the league with the L.




  
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Aug 15, 2013 16:48 as a reply to  @ Eastport's post |  #48

I believe the expression is: "It's not the arrow, it's the Indian".


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Aug 15, 2013 17:41 |  #49

sirquack wrote in post #16210550 (external link)
Jarvis, just do one thing for me, never put the 70-200 L (any version) on your camera! If you do, that 55-250 is going to end up at the bottom of your bag and never used. LOL

If that's the case then mission accomplished. I bought the nifty 250 brand new for $125. I bought it because reviews stated it's IQ was good for the price. I needed some sort of telephoto, but don't have the cash to spend on L glass right now, so.I got this to hold me over while I save. If I get L glass I will gladly put the EF-S away.


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Aug 15, 2013 19:46 |  #50

1Tanker wrote in post #16209010 (external link)
Pretty vague answer. :rolleyes:


Jarvis Creative Studios wrote in post #16209035 (external link)
Define "decent". Some people's definition is probably a lot different than yours.

I'm sure my definition of decent is pretty normal. Let's see, decent for me are middle of the bunch lenses. 50 1.4 85 1.8 100 f/2, nothing over $500 but can do 90% of what some L counterparts can.


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Aug 15, 2013 20:31 |  #51

Jarvis Creative Studios wrote in post #16211365 (external link)
If that's the case then mission accomplished. I bought the nifty 250 brand new for $125. I bought it because reviews stated it's IQ was good for the price. I needed some sort of telephoto, but don't have the cash to spend on L glass right now, so.I got this to hold me over while I save. If I get L glass I will gladly put the EF-S away.

Over the last year or so I've had the 55-250II, 70-300 non-L (two actually), 70-200 f/4L, and now have the 100-400L.

I have some favorite shots that came from the 55-250; it is a great little lens and you got it at a great price. I've often considered picking up another one second hand.

When the time comes, think about what you want that new L tele to do. There are so many options from the 70-200 series, 70-300, & 100-400 zooms to the 200, 300, & 400 primes. The mere thought of choosing one can drive you mad :confused:
Personally, I'm very satisfied with the zoom range, reach, and image quality of my 100-400.


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Aug 15, 2013 21:50 as a reply to  @ crbinson's post |  #52

Zeiss - Planar, Distagon, or Sonnor.

I've seen amazing things come from the F2 100mm or 1.4 85mm.

It's a real shame the Summicron 50mm-M can't be adapted, otherwise It would live on my 6d.


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Aug 15, 2013 23:20 |  #53

Jarvis Creative Studios wrote in post #16210281 (external link)
Last question. Is there an extender that works with EF-S lenses?

No, for two reasons. First, they won't fit. And second, all the EF-S telephotos are f5.6 which means after you add a TC your max aperture is above the cutoff for predictable AF.


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Aug 16, 2013 04:42 |  #54

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #16207667 (external link)
All of them in the hands of someone that shoots like a pro.

quoted to be repeated again because it's more true than anything.


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Aug 16, 2013 04:53 |  #55

If I should give only one lens name, it would be the 40mm pancake STM. Incredibly sharp & low priced.

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Aug 16, 2013 05:05 |  #56

eddie3dfx wrote in post #16211939 (external link)
Zeiss - Planar, Distagon, or Sonnor.

I've seen amazing things come from the F2 100mm or 1.4 85mm.

It's a real shame the Summicron 50mm-M can't be adapted, otherwise It would live on my 6d.

Not sure, but it might be worth considering a 50mm Summicron R.


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Aug 16, 2013 06:13 |  #57

BigAl007 wrote in post #16210200 (external link)
So give one to a really talented photog in good light. I'm sure they would be able to produce some stunning results. Of course put them in a tricky situation, and I'm sure the results may not be as good, it's when things get difficult that quality equipment really makes a difference, not when things are "easy".

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Aug 16, 2013 08:41 |  #58

the lens also helps :)

85 1.8 I used and i really like


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Aug 16, 2013 11:30 |  #59

BigAl007 wrote in post #16210200 (external link)
So give one to a really talented photog in good light. I'm sure they would be able to produce some stunning results. Of course put them in a tricky situation, and I'm sure the results may not be as good, it's when things get difficult that quality equipment really makes a difference, not when things are "easy".

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another characteristic of L lenses is the constant aperture within the zoom range. Not a lot of non L canon zoom lenses have this. Just something to keep in mind. It's hard to do things if you can't control your aperture.


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Aug 16, 2013 12:05 |  #60

BigAl007 wrote in post #16210200 (external link)
So give one to a really talented photog in good light. I'm sure they would be able to produce some stunning results. Of course put them in a tricky situation, and I'm sure the results may not be as good, it's when things get difficult that quality equipment really makes a difference, not when things are "easy".

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Still depends on the style and goals of the photographer, and that's why any sweeping statements about the importance or insignificance of this or that need to be refined and qualified. That is, the 'tricky' situations that I'm likely to encounter can still be handled by my 70-year-old lens. For others, this would not be the case.

In regards to the OP, I get that "professional results" usually equates to technically perfect IQ, but this is not a main priority for every "pro" photographer---perhaps the great majority---but not all.


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