Any experience with the new 35 IS?

Started Dec 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Alastair Norcross Veteran Member • Posts: 6,365
Re: Any experience with the new 35 IS?

x-vision wrote:

ali20 wrote:

I bought the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM. But I returned it after taking a few test shots. This lens is very soft at F2. I found this disappointing.

Thanks for sharing your experience. You saved me the trouble to do what you did ;).

I also think that the only reason to get an f2 prime would be to use it wide open.
So, if the lens is not sharp enough at that aperture, then why bother.

Do you trust this one anecdotal experience more than lensrentals' controlled test of 5 copies of the same lens, which showed it to be as sharp at F2 as the 35L at F2? If so, why? I'm all for anecdotal experience. That's why I started this thread. But it is the height of irrationality to base a decision on one anecdote, especially when there is evidence that contradicts it. It is a natural human tendency to give more credence to negative reports than positive ones. It's natural, but it's still not rational.

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