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?

Alastair Norcross wrote:

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.

Honestly I'd trust word of mouth before a site like lens rentals. Reason being is a lot of these review sites and websites get paid by the lens manufacturers to review the lens and get free samples which could be "special" samples basically cherry picked lenses. This is a very common practice when it comes to almost any product especially from a large company like Canon.

I've trusted lens sites in the past and I will never do so again as I've had a bad experience with the 17-50 2.8 lens (optically is worse than the 18-55 yet the review sites say otherwise).

Post (hide subjects) Posted by
MAC
MAC
MAC
MAC
MAC
MAC
MAC
MAC
MAC
MAC
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow