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Tom ­ Reichner
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Mar 02, 2014 01:17 |  #61

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #16727928 (external link)
uh fanboyism and blind belief in everything DXO publishes?

No, and no.

1) My agreement with Jeffrey was not based on fanboyism. This should be obvious because the term "fanboy" is used to define one who is a fan of a particular manufacturer or brand. In this thread, we are asked what the best Canon lens is. So we are only comparing Canon lenses with other Canon lenses. This eliminates the partiality ("fanboyism") that is often present when one brand is pitted against others.

2) My agreement with Jeffery's comments does not stem from a "bind belief" in everything DXO publishes. In fact, I have never read anything by DXO, and I do not even know what the D, the X, and the O stand for. Honestly, I don't even know what DXO is - a review site, I would venture to guess?

Both of your proposed accusations are false, and I believe I have adequately disproved them with my rebuttals.


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Mar 02, 2014 01:32 |  #62

sorry I was not talking about you. In fact I actually share your agreement with Jeff. That comment was meant for those who keep assuming their standard zooms are better than the super teles and other primes that truly offer corner to corner sharpness, lack of CA and distortions.

My reply was more like a sarcastic answer to your question and the sarcasm was not meant for you :D

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16722216 (external link)
Didn't they read the question carefully, and pay strict attention to the exact parameters the OP gave us:


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Mar 02, 2014 06:10 |  #63

Anyone that thinks the 24-70 is a better lens at 24 than a 24Lii because of an almost equal dxo chart grading sharpness at 5.6 is insane.

Besides, The best lens for canon is the sigma 50 1.4 art anyway.:lol:

I like to shoot wide, 135 is my longest lens except a zoom I have for surf pics. So I am sure their are better ziess and things out there I haven't used, but my vote based on experience is the 24lii. I could see wider peeps liking the 35 as well, but I prefer the 24.


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Mar 04, 2014 20:47 |  #64

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16722216 (external link)
You are quite right, Jeffery. I am surprised that anyone answering the OP's question would suggest a zoom lens. Didn't they read the question carefully, and pay strict attention to the exact parameters the OP gave us:

Since the 24-70mm Mark II and the 70-200mm IS II it is simply no longer the case that primes offer superior image quality to zooms.
Jeffery is of course correct that super telephoto lens are optically the best, but in the wide end of the spectrum and mid-telefocal, the zooms are performing as well as or better than the primes.

Nick3434 wrote in post #16728237 (external link)
Anyone that thinks the 24-70 is a better lens at 24 than a 24Lii because of an almost equal dxo chart grading sharpness at 5.6 is insane.

Take Digital Picture then, it supports what Dxomark says.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=4 (external link)


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Mar 04, 2014 20:51 |  #65

For versatility, 24-70II, 70-200 2.8 II.
For pure joy, 135L. (But the 70-200 still killed it for me).


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Mar 05, 2014 12:14 |  #66

If there is onyl 1 lens to choose from, I would says its the 24-70 f/2.8 or the 24-105 f/4 IS.
They have very nice IQ, build quality, and can get the job done.

They win because of the versatility over other lenses.
(at least for me)


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