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Feb 28, 2013 00:49 |  #4696

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I am trying to decide whether to get the L version or the non-L. Does anyone here have experience with both? Is there a difference in sharpness/overall IQ? It's for Canon 6D, so I'd especially like to hear about comparisons using 5D MkII or the 6D.

Thanks.

I've had both. There's really no difference in terms of sharpness/IQ unless you're looking at the extreme edges. The IS is nice and has a better balance. The non-IS lens felt a little clunky, but that has nothing to do with the IQ.


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Feb 28, 2013 01:38 as a reply to  @ post 15660191 |  #4697

First non-test shot capture with this lens.


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Feb 28, 2013 03:01 |  #4698

The more I look at this thread the more I REALLY want this lens! Very jealous of everyone's great work with this lens and I can't wait to be able to contribute!


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Feb 28, 2013 10:02 |  #4699

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@catchquan, beautiful work, how did you light?

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Feb 28, 2013 10:05 |  #4700

Amazing stuff in this thread. Pretty sure this will be my next lens.


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Feb 28, 2013 11:21 |  #4701

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Feb 28, 2013 11:47 |  #4702

ions wrote in post #15646884 (external link)
Have any of you used the 100L to scan film? Particularly 120 but I'd be curious to hear about 35mm results to. These posts, "Why you should digitize your film using a camera instead of a scanner" (external link) and "How to scan your film using a digital camera" (external link) at PetaPixel are quite compelling because of the results acheived. The problem is I can't find anyone else who has done this with the same results to corroborate.

Yep, I use my macro to scan film all the time.

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Works great. I've made two film holders, one for 35mm, one for 6x4.5. I don't do the photomerge, I do it in one frame, but it does a great job.



  
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Feb 28, 2013 11:49 |  #4703

Excelisus wrote in post #15660191 (external link)
I am trying to decide whether to get the L version or the non-L. Does anyone here have experience with both? Is there a difference in sharpness/overall IQ? It's for Canon 6D, so I'd especially like to hear about comparisons using 5D MkII or the 6D.

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Get the L if you can afford it. IS alone is worth it, being able to shoot at 1/15-1/30th (or slower) with no worries makes it much more versatile and fun.




  
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Feb 28, 2013 19:52 |  #4704

h4ppydaze wrote in post #15661480 (external link)
Get the L if you can afford it. IS alone is worth it, being able to shoot at 1/15-1/30th (or slower) with no worries makes it much more versatile and fun.

Basically, this is my first FF (coming from T2i+EF-S kit lens), and I've had hard time deciding on my setup. I can either get the

1. 50mm 1.4 + 100mm 2.8L IS Macro, which would double up as a portrait lens and macro lens, or
2. 50mm 1.4 + 70-200mm 4L non-IS, or
3. 24-105mm 4L IS kit lens.

I know that in terms of sharpness, option 1 is the best likely. I could save money by going non-L 100mm macro since the IQ is said to be the same, but then I won't have a single lens with IS and won't be able to do hand-held videos. I'm sort of stuck. But the sharpness of the macro lenses is truly breathtaking. I don't know if I can emulate that by other lenses that are close to my budget of $1000.




  
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Feb 28, 2013 20:14 |  #4705

Just keep in mind that when shooting video, any lens with IS running will be captured by the internal microphone. It'll sound like little gears rattling.


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Mar 01, 2013 01:11 |  #4706

jwcdds wrote in post #15663090 (external link)
Just keep in mind that when shooting video, any lens with IS running will be captured by the internal microphone. It'll sound like little gears rattling.

That sucks, but between that and having shaky video, I would choose the sound issues. Most of the time I'd be overwriting with my own sound anyway. So IS is worth it to me, but I'm just not sure which setup to go with so I can have a high IQ shooting experience as well.




  
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Mar 01, 2013 01:15 |  #4707

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Mar 01, 2013 03:12 |  #4708

Excelisus wrote in post #15663006 (external link)
Basically, this is my first FF (coming from T2i+EF-S kit lens), and I've had hard time deciding on my setup. I can either get the

1. 50mm 1.4 + 100mm 2.8L IS Macro, which would double up as a portrait lens and macro lens, or
2. 50mm 1.4 + 70-200mm 4L non-IS, or
3. 24-105mm 4L IS kit lens.

Maybe consider buying 40mm 2.8 ? it's much cheaper so You could afford 100mm 2.8L Macro.

I got that set: 40mm 2.8 + 100mm 2.8L IS Macro but on T2i(550d) and Im thinking about upgrading to 6D or 5D2. How is your experience after moving to 6d? as I can see You had same camera before, hows "camera feeling", buttons layout, IQ is much improved? Do you think its worth it?


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Mar 01, 2013 19:33 as a reply to  @ zavcom's post |  #4710

Shot this wide open at 2.8 ;)


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