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Aug 16, 2013 16:49 as a reply to  @ post 16214133 |  #1366

^^^id like to meetup but I'm away for work, won't be back til Monday or Tuesday.




  
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Aug 17, 2013 00:45 |  #1367

Ok, something a bit greener today :-)

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Aug 17, 2013 05:06 |  #1368

I just read a review of this lens and IIRC, it was done on a FF camera. I know that distortion and soft corners will be an issue at either end of the focal lengths of the camera. However, what about on a crop body?

I am mainly a tripod user and I would imagine that given the weight of this lens, it would be best for me to use it on a tripod. Will using this lens on the 60D, soon to be released 70D, or 7D address the distortion and soft corner issues? I also realize it'll be a 45-480mm lens on a crop body, but that's not an issue. I will also mainly be using f/8 to f/11.

Some comments would be greatly appreciated!




  
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Aug 17, 2013 05:21 |  #1369

I forgot to mention this earlier. One of the reviews said the lens hood is essentially useless given that the focal length range is huge. So how well does the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM handle flare especially at night?




  
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Aug 17, 2013 05:23 |  #1370

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^^^Beautiful night scenery...

Thanks, Tom.

We took the shortest trip of all Antarctica cruises - total 10 days, including total 4 days crossing Drake Passage both direction.

We missed the King Penguins as they are living South Georgia, that trip will take about 20 days long.

We also miss the Emperor Penguin, which only living East Antarctica Peninsula / Snow Hill Island. The trip will take just bit under 20 days. Also you will need to take helicopter to land on Snow Hill Island.

So, we still have two more trips to the Antarctica on the list.

May I ask how much you paid for your trip (just the Antarctica portion)?




  
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Aug 17, 2013 08:39 |  #1371

Isquare,

Looking at the MTF charts on Canon's Web site indicates that the fall-of starts right at the edge of the crop sensor. This is nice for crop users but MTF charts don't always tell the entire story. Looking at the 5DIII images in this thread, I would have no reservations about using the 28-300 on a full frame.

The 28-300 lens hood is not useless, however it is designed for a full frame. On a crop you can use the 100-400 lens hood and have no vignetting from about 30-300. I bought an aftermarket 100-400 lens hood and trimmed it for no vignetting at 28. Actually if you crop to 8X10 like I do there is no need to even trim the 100-400 lens hood.


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Aug 17, 2013 08:45 |  #1372

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Isquare,

Looking at the MTF charts on Canon's Web site indicates that the fall-of starts right at the edge of the crop sensor. This is nice for crop users but MTF charts don't always tell the entire story. Looking at the 5DIII images in this thread, I would have no reservations about using the 28-300 on a full frame.

The 28-300 lens hood is not useless, however it is designed for a full frame. On a crop you can use the 100-400 lens hood and have no vignetting from about 30-300. I bought an aftermarket 100-400 lens hood and trimmed it for no vignetting at 28. Actually if you crop to 8X10 like I do there is no need to even trim the 100-400 lens hood.

Right and I understand that.

How well does the lens handle flare? I'm not interested in the FF results because I already have an idea of how it performs in one. I'm interested in APS-C results.




  
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Aug 17, 2013 08:52 |  #1373

Other than sunsets, the moon and night skylines I don't really have any experience with significant light sources at night. I can't remember having flare issues.


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Aug 17, 2013 09:07 |  #1374

C Scott IV wrote in post #16215645 (external link)
Other than sunsets, the moon and night skylines I don't really have any experience with significant light sources at night. I can't remember having flare issues.

I just notice that you have a 7D. IIRC, the reviews have said the centre performance is generally pretty good throughout its range. Given the smaller crop sensor will mitigate some of the lens' shortcomings, would you say that at smaller apertures like f/8 and f/11, the corners are much sharper and improved relative to a FF camera's corner performance at the same apertures?




  
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Aug 17, 2013 12:14 |  #1375

meeko031 wrote in post #16214164 (external link)
^^^id like to meetup but I'm away for work, won't be back til Monday or Tuesday.

That's great! Let me know when you're available.

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Ok, something a bit greener today :-)

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Aug 17, 2013 12:59 |  #1376

lsquare wrote in post #16215686 (external link)
I just notice that you have a 7D. IIRC, the reviews have said the centre performance is generally pretty good throughout its range. Given the smaller crop sensor will mitigate some of the lens' shortcomings, would you say that at smaller apertures like f/8 and f/11, the corners are much sharper and improved relative to a FF camera's corner performance at the same apertures?

Good question. Unfortunately I don't have a FF to make a comparison.


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Aug 17, 2013 15:45 |  #1378

This is my first serious attempt at black and white.

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Aug 17, 2013 16:03 |  #1379

Very nice, Charles! I actually prefer this than the colored version. The tones, shapes, textures...you got it right for me.


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Aug 17, 2013 16:12 |  #1380

Thank you. Black and white is so different to process. It is nice to hear I didn't totally mess it up!


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