Any experience with the new 35 IS?

Started Dec 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Any experience with the new 35 IS?

Alastair Norcross wrote:

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 trust Canon's MTFs first, then forrmal tests (like LensRentals), and finally anecdotal experience.

When I saw the MTFs after the lens was announced, my first thought was 'this lens should have been sharper at f2'.

Yes, the new lens is as sharp as the 35/1.4L stopped down to f2.
The thing is, the 35/1.4L is a very old lens that will be replaced soon.

Besides, I never said that the new lens is not sharp. Just that it's not sharp enough. For me, that is.
For the lens combo that I'm considering, this lens is not sharp enough.

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