arty H

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

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  • How does the lens do when you are not shooting into the sun and you have good lighting? I can make any lens look bad with poor, artificial lighting.
  • Something is off here. Do you have a non-multicoated filter on the lens? The 35F2 IS should be sharp with fast AF. Contrast should be good, as should flare resistance. Either the lens sample is a ...
  • I am not sure how you are metering, but I get very fast AF and accurate exposures with the lens on a 6D. If you are using peripheral AF points, try the center point and evaluative metering to see ...
  • I agree with the 35/85 idea, but I am lazy and just usually take a 35. It works well on crop or full frame. I have used a 50 (or equivalent) view and it is great, but sometimes a little narrow. I ...
  • There was a recall recently of the early models of the lens for AF problems. Mine was not affected by the recall. Older Canon lenses had more item variability. Tests of the 50 STM look decent, so ...
  • I have used the Canon 50 F1.4 for photos of my grandson on holidays. It works well at F 1.8 or F2. AF is OK, but not as fast as a Canon 35F2 IS or 85 F1.8. When I used the lens (on a number of ...
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    I don't know how you can get by without the new 85F1.4 IS. A fast 85 is the bomb. I still regret not buying the Sigma 70mm macro lens. While I do have their 50mm macro lens, I feel the need for a ...
  • Much of this reply is subjective, so take it with a grain of salt. I prefer primes if I know lighting conditions and distances. I use the 35F2IS more than my other lenses. It is sharp and does ...
  • I got a white box lens from Adorama that was new, with warranty, and came in normal retail packaging (not a white box). This was not a demo, and white box items are new and with the Canon ...
  • You can do a lot with the Canon 35F2 IS and the Canon 85F1.8. The Canon 24-105L is cheap right now if you look around and useful. Whether or not you can use a good macro lens and an appropriate ...
  • How large are the frescos and do you have lots of room to back up? I have used the 35F2IS in museums, and it works most of the time. You may want to bring your 16-35F4IS with you. It can be used ...
  • Which 16-35F2.8 is it? They are not all the same. Personally, I would go for a fast prime for indoor candids, like the 35F2 or the 50F1.8 STM. For me, F2.8 is not always enough when the light gets ...
  • A macro lens is best for copy and flat field work. Most lenses are sharp at F8, but the 50F2.5 macro is a flat field lens. It will do better in the corners and at close distances. What are you ...
  • I have the STM1.8 and the Canon F1.4. I see the F1.8 lens as useful at F2. It is decent and well worth the price of admission.
  • Travel where and what do you want to photograph? This should govern your choice. If I were going to Rome, I would want the fast 35 and an ultra wide. Location matters.
  • Sounds strange to me. I generally use center point, single shot AF. The 35F2IS is amazing, with perfect accuracy and very fast AF on the 6D. I confess that I don't use the outer points on the 6D. ...
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    I often use a 35 F2 for travel, but you may want wider on crop. Canon has a very good 24F2.8 IS. Other options include the crop versions of the 24F2.8. When I want wider than 35 mm, I generally ...
  • When I got my 24-105F4 version 1 it was discounted as a white box model. This saved a lot of money. I would look at a refurb v2 for the warranty, rather than buy a used model without a warranty. An ...
  • You have gotten mixed advice here. If you like a viewfinder, stay with an SLR. In general, it makes sense to get glass before a new body. The 60D can produce some good results. A choice of a lens ...
  • I have the 24-105 F4, and I am happy with it. I would not be interested in a lens that goes to F5.6 on my 6D. I would get the 24-105L, either version 1 or 2, depending on cost and your aversion to ...
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