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Nov 08, 2013 22:45 |  #61

Kanye wrote in post #16436311 (external link)
My 28-80L competes with the 24-70 L. Doubt it'd be a close match at all.

Also, my L is like $500, Tammy's like $1,200+.

Can't justify buying a non-L tacky Tammy glass over some fine L.

Can anyone?

doesn't really compete much at 70mm and f2.8...

and you typically get what you pay for...so for $500 you're getting a worse lens...but yes it is an L...


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Nov 08, 2013 23:06 |  #62

It's not a fast aperture (2.8-4.0).

Willing to guess most people here haven't shot it in the first place.

Then shoot your beloved Tamron.




  
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Nov 08, 2013 23:10 |  #63

Kanye wrote in post #16436487 (external link)
It's not a fast aperture (2.8-4.0).

Forgot that point, add that to the list of reasons to get the Tamron over the 28-80. It has constant f2.8 throughout.


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Nov 09, 2013 00:53 |  #64

Kanye wrote in post #16436487 (external link)
It's not a fast aperture (2.8-4.0).

Willing to guess most people here haven't shot it in the first place.

Then shoot your beloved Tamron.

I also have a 28-80, I bought it as it was cheap and I don't use the range a huge amount. What I did find was that it suffers quite badly from flair, more so than any other lens I have used.

It's a nice lens though, AF lets it down a bit, not proper USM.


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Nov 09, 2013 01:09 |  #65

Hay guise check out my 7.2-50mm f/2.4-3.5L!

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Nov 09, 2013 01:55 |  #66

Sirrith wrote in post #16436493 (external link)
Forgot that point, add that to the list of reasons to get the Tamron over the 28-80. It has constant f2.8 throughout.

Not to mention newer optical design, better manufacturing methods etc. There's a reason why some older lenses are still in production, and others aren't.


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Nov 09, 2013 21:32 |  #67
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[QUOTE=ed rader;16433616]

KirkS518 wrote in post #16433551 (external link)
What's wrong with using the two that jjaenagle referenced?

What I'm saying is sort of what you said above - as a whole, the L lenses are best, but there are some others out there that can certainly hold their own against thir comparable L lens, without breaking the bank.

The Tammy 24-70 VC is arguably every bit as good as the 24-70 L, but at about half the price.

So to echo the title of this thread, is the red ring worth it?

What do you get for the extra $1000, other than prestige?[/quote]

you are comparing old lenses with new lenses. the new canon L lenses are all stellar with a few minor exceptions.

L lenses are weathersealed. they have ring USM which no third party focusing system can match and IS is superior to the third party anti-vibration mechanisms.

plus, and this is a big one, L lenses are optimized for canon DSLRS.

http://www.imaging-resource.com …ity-part-3b-canon-cameras (external link)

Well I guess it's best then you keep buying those them L lens and paying that then there Canon tax. Yep, third party lens could not et that shot....yeh right.




  
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Nov 09, 2013 21:33 |  #68
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KirkS518 wrote in post #16433658 (external link)
And rightfully so.

But, how do you know the 3rd's would have missed focus? Just curious.

He doesn't...period.




  
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Nov 09, 2013 21:35 |  #69
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ed rader wrote in post #16433667 (external link)
I've owned sigma, tamron and tokina lenses in the past plus I can read :D. I used the 100-400L in this case.

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Are you really telling me a sigma 120-300 could not get those shots. Really Ed. Those are static shots that could be taken with manual focus.




  
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Nov 09, 2013 21:39 as a reply to  @ Hogloff's post |  #70

Yes if you are talking about the 24-70 IS 2.8 II and 70-200 2.8 II both are sharpest center to edge zoom lens ever made:D

To be honest this debate is pointless everyone knows Zeiss Otus 55mm will be have best color and IQ, the Nikon 14-24 is best wide angle zoom lens, the Sigma 35 1.4 ART has the best IQ for 35mm, etc..........


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Nov 09, 2013 21:42 |  #71
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Kanye wrote in post #16436163 (external link)
What lens here is actually better than the Canon L counter-part?

Sigma 35 art.

Zeiss 100mm

Zeiss 21mm ... Even though Canon has no counter.

Nikon 14-24 much...much better than Canon 16-35.

The Sigma 120-300 is fabulous...but Canon has no counter.

Those are just ones I have used. I'm sure there are others.




  
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Nov 09, 2013 21:56 as a reply to  @ Hogloff's post |  #72

I think I missed the point of this thread. Was it really supposed to be 100% serious?

Done anyone really think that EVERY L lens is currently better in every way than ANY other option?

And the OP's tile 'worth it' is like asking the most open ended question possible.

Really....


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Nov 09, 2013 22:19 |  #73

Looking through the different sections and various threads on potn, the very best photos have been taken with L lens so the short answer is yes. Sure there are some options that are reasonable, but obviously not enough from any one particular company to challenge the L lineup as a whole.


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Nov 09, 2013 22:21 |  #74

No.

Would I pay extra for the "red ring"? No. I will pay extra for a superior lens, not for a piece of red plastic and that "L" on the side. Many, but not all superior lenses are Canon Ls.

I love L lenses and I think they are worth paying for.

Canon and their accountants thank you. :)


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Nov 09, 2013 22:25 |  #75

No.




  
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