Any experience with the new 35 IS?

Started Dec 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
Sovern Contributing Member • Posts: 907
Re: Any experience with the new 35 IS?

MayaTlab0 wrote:

I see many people here dismissing IS on the ground that it's "just for video".

If this 35 is similar to the 24 and 28mm lenses, it will have quite strong focal breathing, which will make it not as useful as one might think for video.

On the other hand, these new lenses have many advantages over faster lenses, although most of these will only start to matter once we'll get to 50mp bodies. The point of IS then won't be to hand-hold a 35mm lens at 1/4th second, it will simply be to hand-hold a 35mm lens at the usual 1/focal speed. Just look at what people have to do with the D800 - use the 1/APSC - equivalent focal speed. This will only get worse as megapixels increase. Second, because it's just an f2 lens, it's sharper wide open, and with less chromatic aberrations, which can only help AF in good light - again, something that will prove more and more useful as megapixels increase.

Additionally, it's smaller and lighter than its f1.4 counterparts, and that may very well be a strong asset for some of us.

How do you know that it's sharp wide open? I've heard in this same thread that it's soft wide open which is more than liekly due to it having IS. Also, I never heard of more MP's showing camera shake and requiring IS and who the heck would want 50 Mega Pixels????

That's insane lol, I'd happy at 12MP I don;t see the point in 50MP unless you're printing 200X180 and even then you'd have to sit back so far to see the photo that you could get away with even 20MP or less.

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