arty H

Lives in United States IL, United States
Joined on Sep 15, 2009

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  • Crop or full frame? I may have missed this. The 35F2 IS is a great lens on either format, and is sharp with low distortion. On full frame it is slightly wide and makes for an excellent general ...
  • This is a personal choice and it depends on how much you want the increased range and the cost. I doubt that you will see an increase in image quality if you get the 18-135. I would prefer the ...
  • I don't know about the 20-35, but my 17-40 does very well across the frame when stopped down to F 8 or F11. I have even gotten decent results at larger apertures....like F5.6. it is sharper at ...
  • The Sigma 70 mm Art macro is a fine lens. You should be very happy with it.
  • I would also consider the new Sigma 70 mm macro lens, it is very sharp and is easy to use without a tripod. It doesn't have IS, and there is no doubt that IS is helpful. You can boost ISO a bit to ...
  • Replied in Canon lenses
    On crop, a 35 mm focal length works very well indoors with available light. I like the Canon 35 F2IS. The fast aperture works well if you don't want to use flash. Canon makes a very sharp 35 mm ...
  • I have both, and prefer the 50 F1.8 STM. On full frame, the STM lens vignettes too much at F1.8 and I view it as an F 2 lens. My subjective impression is that the STM is a bit sharper than my copy ...
  • Replied in 70 A lens test
    I haven't gotten to the gardens yet, but did use the lens at the Raleigh Science Museum. It was excellent for candids of my grandson, and I was very pleased with the shots I got of butterflies. ...
  • Replied in 70 A lens test
    AF is faster than you would think from the reviews. If you are at macro distances and want to go to infinity, it is very slow. If you use the focus limiter, it is much faster than the Sigma 50 or ...
  • The lens is very sharp, and AF is better than you would think from the reviews. AF is slow if you are going from macro to infinity, but pretty good if you use the focus limiter. It is hard to tell ...
  • It is sharp, with excellent contrast. The AF is fast and accurate. Flare resistance is high. It is my favorite lens and gets lots of use. You can't go wrong with this lens as long as you are OK ...
  • The less expensive option is the Canon 85F1.8. A. More expensive option is the Canon 24-105F4. I have used these lenses on crop and full frame, and they are both excellent.
  • Canon will give you a online estimate for a repair. I have used their Virginia repair center to replace the iris on my 35 F2 and it ran about $110 plus shipping. I have also used private sources ...
  • I have read reviews that describe the Tamron as very sharp. I also read that the VC slows the AF down quite a bit. Is that also your experience? One of the things I like about the Canon is the ...
  • I have the Canon 85F1.8 and do not plan to replace it. It is very sharp once it is stopped down a bit, and outside, there is no need for IS. AF is excellent on the Canon. It. Is very fast and ...
  • Hardly ignorance. I have a pretty good idea of what I am missing. I am just making a personal decision based on projected use. I rarely use an ultrawide, other than for travel. I generally prefer ...
  • I have used a short focal length macro lens on an SLR, with a copy stand and a "slide copier." The slide copier has no optics. It is just a box with a light source and a slide holder over frosted ...
  • I have both lenses. The new lens is superior, but the old lens is very sharp. For street photography, you are better off with the new IS lens for a few reasons: Much better flare resistance. Faster AF.
  • The 35 F2IS is my most used lens. I liked the focal length on crop and now on my 6D. It is sharp with very fast and accurate AF. You can't go wrong with this lens.
  • The smallest object you describe are the lures. If they are 2-3", you can get by with a shorter macro lens. If they are really very small, like some fly lures, you may need a longer macro lens. I ...
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