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Thread: 35 L II and new tech

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    Senior Member conropl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayaker72 View Post now we can compared the lenses on the same body:

    35A vs 35L II on the 1DsIII @f/1.4

    35A vs 35L II on the 1DsIII @ f/2

    Vignetting appears to be about the same, but the resolution of the 35 L II is outstanding.

    A quick comparison to two bench mark lenses (comparing wide open):

    200 f/2

    300 f/2.8 II

    Resolution is similar. The 35 L II has more vignetting, but, it is f/1.4.
    The corners at f/1.4 is pretty impressive. Compared to the sigma corners, there is quit a noticeable difference.

    5DS R, 1D X, 7D, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6, 24mm f/1.4L II, 16-35mm f/4L IS, 24-105mm f/4L, 50mm f/1.8, 100mm Macro f/2.8L, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L, 580EX-II

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    Senior Member Photog82's Avatar
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    Canon 7D MKII @ f/1.4, 1/800The two photos of the young boy were taken with an off camera defuser. I'm not sure why, but this particular photoshoot did not work out well as far as the ratio of in focus photos to out of focus photos. I tried my Sigma 50 1.4 and had the same problem so it was either my hand shaking or the camera (for whatever reason). I normally do not have this problem. But, the photos that I've posted came out pretty good.

    Canon 7D MKII @ f/1.6, 1/800

    Canon 7D MKII @ f/1.4, 1/800

    Here's a photo taken with natural lighting of my cat, just a quick capture to see the fall off of focus:

    Canon 7D MKII @ f/1.4, 1/80

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    Senior Member Dave Throgmartin's Avatar
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    I think the amazing resolution delivered by the 35 f/1.4 II, 100-400L II, etc... that have come out within the past couple years goes to show that Canon has the lens technology available to do whatever they want. I think they release the technology on their time line or when they feel threatened.

    The 35L had been eclipsed by both the Sigma. No problem, Canon releases the 35L II and is now king of the 35mms for the remainder of the design life of these lenses and is now much better per reviewers than Nikon's 35 f/1.4 offering.

    The 100-400L had been a top seller for many years delivering very good results. Now, Tamron comes out with an equivalent lens for much less money and Sigma comes out with TWO lenses that are equivalent/better. No problem, Canon releases the 100-400L II and is better than the Tamron and Sigma entry level options and equivalent to the Sigma 150-600 Sport. Again, the 100-400L II is likely much better than Nikon's competitive offering.

    There are other successes too. The 11-24L appears to be a technology demonstration to have an 11mm full frame lens that is that good. The 16-35 f/4 L is cost reasonable and quite possibly with the exception of the much more expensive Nikon 14-24, to be the best ultrawide zoom on the market.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Canon could offer equivalent to Otus lenses if they really wanted to, but may not see the market for that level optic.


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