rogue.guineapig wrote in post #18719186
I have read that about the 90mm Macro... I have the 100L and it's fantastic, a really great piece of glass that I've never heard a single person speak ill of...
it's just that the Sony is supposed to be really superb, and that focal length in a macro is on of my favorites. It's certainly a factor in my temptation to switch!
You think the 90 is simply sharper, or just overall better than the 100 for color/contrast/bokeh?
Tom Reichner wrote in post #18719195.
I, too, would like to know what Kenji thinks it is that makes the Sony better than the Canon. .
Would it be the optics themselves, or just things such as ergonomics or form factor (which mean very little to me)..
First off to be clear, the 100L is fantastic, dont get me wrong and im in no reason trying to make it sound like a bad lens.
Partially yes its ergonomics, the Sony's manual focus clutch mechanism is fantastic, pull it back and you get a good old fashioned manual focus ring beautifully coupled to a distance and reproduction scale, you get a customizable button that you can set to punch in and magnify your subject as you bring it in or anything else you want to set it to (by default its focus lock/hold but thats useless to me because i use back button focus)
But it also focuses faster than the 100L, or at least handles action better, I've gotten far better results using it for moving action shots of my Corgis than i did the 100L on the 7DII, ive had it nail AF on stuff and been utterly floored that it managed to do so because i literally mashed backbutton AF and the shutter release at the same time and gotten a perfect shot out of it, the bokeh is wonderfully smooth out of it as well and yes, i do genuinely think its sharper ( i ought to just bolt both of the lenses to my A7III and do a honest side by side) I've had the 100L for years, Pretty much since it came out in fact, and I just feel the Sony is better... To be fair, its newer, and again, the Canon isnt a bad lens at all, far from it, its literally my most used lens so it does hurt a little to admit that yes I feel the Sony macro just works better. Would i switch systems JUST for it? No. Of course not. Thats just silly.
my 4-5 year comment refers SPECIFICALLY to mirrorless specific lenses, The rumor i heard, and granted, its a rumor is that we're seeing 24-70 and 70-200 f/2.8 RF lenses next and those are not what im in the market for when it comes to "mirrorless specific lenses" like the 24mm f/1.4 GM and the 55mm f/1.8
Also my 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM is amazing in terms of optics on the A7III, if it wasnt for the fact that AF with the combo was so poor for my needs i wouldnt ditch it for the GM.
Again please don't misunderstand, im being hard on Canon but not hating on them, I mean, ive shot them for most of the 14 years ive done photography, but Sony just offers a system that works better for me right now and offers what i need right now and the EOS R just does not interest me with its lack of a joystick and its terrible burst rate... The reviews i watched of it have done little to really change my mind. The A7III and Sony ecosystem is just better FOR ME and my needs right now.
It wasnt a decision i've made lightly, Theres a sense of reliability with Canon after owning four bodies from them and numerous lenses, but at the end of the day i feel its right for me.