Wedding photographer: If Canon made the same quolity lens in the more compact and light design it will be more interesting for prime 35/1.4 lense I think, because35/1.4 is not only one lens that can exists in the photograpers bag and each 180g adds to the overall weight.low DOF can easily blur the model's eye at 1.4 (please see sample N14) and 35II can't help there.
but Canon prefered to win DXOMARK raitings, it is good only for marketing and for low percent of people how realy need highest sharpness.
Yes, it's an awesome lens, but still...somehow expensive. Hope that the new SP 35/1.8 VC Tamron would be as good as the Canon, from the IQ. And of course - cheaper. ;) Competition is always good. The Tamron does have VC, so also like Canon's IS - comparable, only a bit faster F1.8 vs. F2.0 -let's hope the IQ is great.
straylightrun: I wonder if the newly announced Tamron 35mm f/1.8 and 45mm f/1.8 will steal some of Canon's thunder?
That's exactly what i do have in mind since some days - i am really very much interested into the new Tamron 35/1.8 SP VC USD lens in Tamron Marketing buzz speech. ;) Hope it's equal in IQ compared to the Canon EF 35/2 IS USM & for sure cheaper - would really buy it.
Thorgrem: Isn't 2100 euro a little bit to much if you can get a excellent Sigma for 750 euro? Yes, sure this lens will also be excellent but is the difference worth 1350 euro?
Into 2015, things are a bit different...back into the 70-90's, a lens was completely mf, that means without AF motor inside, and no electronic too, which could break into the long run...mostly metal tubes as lens housing, and besides fungi, nothing what would break so easily, if you handle your lenses carefully...but nowadays...an AF motor could break, gears inside the lens could break, etc...i doubt that even current L lenses would last a decade with heavy usage...it can be...but it's not always the case...just see the Canon L 28-70 USM for example, canon doesn't have anymore spare parts for repair, and the AF (USM drive here) is often a dead end and brake down of this type - for sure, you can use this lens as a MF lens, but...it's a mess...that such a expensive lens can't be repaired by official Canon Support anymore. And i think the same would happen with my 24-105 L someday..and other L lenses, too...no offence.
Any Info about the soon to be released Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (model F012) Full-frame capable lens? Seems to be a worthy competitor for the Canon 35/2 USM IS prime lens. And that Canon lens is already way great.
GerardDirks: Who would buy these filters? US$ 55.90 - 223.90 A real bargain :-(
I don't know what Hoya is doing! First they nearly distroyed the Brand "Pentax" and now such idiot prices!
Pentax was bought by Ricoh, not Hoya. Hoya, Kenko & Tokina are together. I've used Kenko UV Filters from 2006-2010, but their UV filters have been always something lower in quality terms compared to Hoya back then.
About the price: don't shuffle the CPL (Circular Polarizer Filters) with the Price of the UV Filters, they're naturally cheaper.
Mike FL: Hoya is a good brand, but still...
"claim to be ...". Claim is just a claim. the coating needs to be tested by independent lab by using SPECs such as MIL-E-12387. MIL-C-48497, MIL-A-A113 as some other Brand did for supporting their Claim.
I have couple of Hoya including HD2. They are ok.
I'm not sure this CPL, but one of my Hoya CPL's coating is not that great as it is very difficult to clean up the "lens cleaning solution".
Hoya does have a good reputation when it comes to filters for the last couple decades.
balios: I see the word stronger and harder being used interchangeably. The problem is that a substance can be 4x harder and resist scratching, but be prone to breaking from impact.
From the text they're saying the coating is harder. So I suspect the underlying glass is the same. While the coating may be durable, coatings don't add strength to the base material. So I wouldn't be using this filter as a ballistic shield, as the glass will break just as easily as before.
right, lenstip had made an excellent review, but at that time it was 2009 - now it's 2015, and filters have changed something...from the quality of coatings & material something. I do also have a few from Zeiss, but before i bought it years ago - i called their optical division, and the person there responding couldn't tell me how many multicoated layers the famous T* coatings are onto their UV filters.
Gosman: Holley Moley! They are expensive! More than the B+W.
For myself, the UV Filters nowadays are just a good lens protection - every bit of extra glas in front of your lens (that means one glass to air surface more) is physically degrading IQ, but the Hoya HD series, the B+W XS Pro nano (and F-Pro) series are really high quality UV Filters, and the bargain XS-Pro1 from (W)Tianya is better from the glass & coatings then a ordinary Hoya HMC or -Pro1 Filter. I've not seen IQ degrading with these Filters, the Tianya are mostly on my old mf prime & legacy lenses.
For instance, the original Hoya HD (mk. I) series is relative hard to clean, the B&W XS Pro nano compared to that way easy. And the Hoya (S)HMC, -Pro1 Digital series are really a mess to clean - micro particles everywhere, you need really a good lens microfiber cloth and a Rocket Blower, thats a mess when shooting into location.
The Menue System of current DSLR & DSLMs are not confusing, neither too complicated. I must admit that current Olympus OM-D ones are somewhat overwhelming, besides that, i've found Nikon Menues by far the best & logical designed - Canon is so-so, Sony somewhat okay, and so is Panasonic, Pentax & Samsung.
The usual Smartphone User is a prime-lens user, because >= 95% of all smartphones don't have zoom lenses on it, just a prime, usually 28mm/F2 or 2.4 aperture for example, or even faster. The usual Smartphone user don't need a EVF neither OVF, and can work way good with the Smartphone LCD as EVF.
The typical Smartphone User doesn't install a separate (better) camera app, and is usually just using what is preinstalled by Android or iOS onto the Smartphone.
People like it simple. I see that with a friend of mine...she does like to take pictures, but using her cam as Point'n'Shoot - no cryptic settings, etc...it's too complicated for her needs.
Into the Shadow of this for sure great Canon - Tamron would release a new SP Line SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Prime lens soon - Source: digicame-info.
I think that new Tamron with VC would be the real Canon 35/2 IS USM Competition - and a bit faster.. i hope it's cheaper as the Canon 35/2 prime, and of course equal from the IQ. Besides MF primes, i don't have a decent AF 35mm yet. This Canon L here is way over my budget.
Just right. I experienced that one time, too.
Update, i just read from the B&H Link above that the HD3 series do have a 32-layer nano coating...so that means 16 layers on both sides - the Original HD Series and HD2 was 8 layers per side multicoated. For really serious lenses, i do use the B+W XS Pro nano UV Filters, and i don't think to change that way.
I have about 8 to 10 Hoya HD (Mark I) Filters from 40.5 to 82mm Size - they're way good - the only difference between them and the HD2 was in fact the longer waranty, nothing more - physically onto the glas element.Funny though, i remember back when the Hoya HD series have been announced - they also said it's 4x stronger than ordinary glass. And now the same - for even more money?! c'mon Hoya.I've found besides the marketing speech - the HD series are not so easy to clean, they're often micro spots over there and there...and i washed them with liquid soup, used a Rocket Blower and also microfiber lens cleaner.
Update:A quite good lowcost Alternative to Hoya SuperHMC, HD & B+W F-Pro UV Filters: W Tianya XS-Pro1 UV, costs almost nothing, is truly a multicoated (MC) filter and for the fraction of the price of a B+W XS Pro nano or Hoya HD2/3 series really nice quality. I have these filters on many of my legacy MF prime & zoom lenses, but also current ones like Tamron 17-50/2.8, etc.
DuxX: Interested to see comparison with Sigma 35mm Art. Beating Sigma will be very hard especially justifying that price difference.
I think when Zeiss would release a 35/1.4 OTUS someday, it'll be then the best of all these three - vs. Canon & Sigma. ;)
The Sigma is around 730 EUR here into germany at the moment.
1800 USD are roughly less then 1600 EUR, but i'd think with taxes, customs and all the Canon 35/1.4 L II would be around the 2000 EUR range here into germany - which would be almost 3-times the price of the Sigma.
It's goes always that way, for the last 1 to 10% in IQ more one would pay exceptionally more.
For the given price & advertised features it must be really good, at last something better than the Sigma Art 35/1.4 prime lens. Looks way equal to the Sigma Version, except the typical Canon Style & red Ring.
I'd really like to see a Review, even i couldn't afford it. :)
marc petzold: The A3000 from 2013 is still into the Studio Scene for comparsion, but there was never a separate Review..the DSLM must have been too cheap...but the Sensor is still great.
Thanks Richard, i've read this at the time the test was published. I think for ~250 Bucks it's a way good bargain.
Just a question: is it just my PC, or why i can't compare the latest reviewed cameras with the comparsion tool at the Review Conclusion like many years into the past? It seems gone...
The OVF looks way good - does it have 100% coverage? And, the diopter adjustment on top of it is very classy, simple & greatly made. Nice Design of the new S, for those who can afford it. ;)
The A3000 from 2013 is still into the Studio Scene for comparsion, but there was never a separate Review..the DSLM must have been too cheap...but the Sensor is still great.
Wedding photographer: Yesterday I bought an old Canon 5D body for 300$, I have 50 & 85mm lenses for it.I'm reading about this new 4/3rd Olympus and can say that Olympus is better in every aspect than the old 5D, except photos.Full Frame is amazing!!!
Thanks god, everybody can take pictures with the gear they want. Always the latest Stuff only for techis, nerds & perhaps pro photographers..whileas amateurs still enjoying old lenses & gear. Better gear doesn't advance your composition skills anyway. the typical amateur doesn't upgrade each new body iteration, but every couple ones...i don't need high iso, so....>= 800 is in 95% my maximum, limit 1600 for instance. ;)