« on: October 12, 2013, 01:10:17 PM »
I wouldn't use the canon filter, it certainly degrades sharpness.
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Mmm,…this is a great thread that most likely many of us can relate. I myself have purchased professional level gear over the past year,….makes me sit back and think if this is practical….but we all enjoy our profession/hobby. Just my 2 cents,…my opinion,….sell everything except the 5D III. Keep the 5D III, it’s a great camera and will serve you well for many years. Next, save the cash and get a 50 f 1.4 and use this exclusively for maybe 6-12 months just as a photography exercise. Re-evaluate in year and see what direction to go….
I have the 24L, 50L, and 135L and have pondered getting an 85 or the 100 Macro. Every time I shoot with the 135L, I say, :I love this lens" and doubt if I would use either of the other. Every time I shoot with the 50L, I am so very satisfied, I also doubt I would take out the 85 instead.
I would love to have the 35L, 85L and 200L to technically fill the voids of my current kit, but I have never had a situation yet where the lenses I have left me wanting something more/different.
Good job, CR commenters.
Well, last March, Japan had a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. What could top that?I tend to believe something is probably going to happen in March of 2013
I tend to believe something is probably going to happen in March of 2013
Do the light inspection test [...]
There is no science to it all and this information is in regard to the literally hundreds of used and new lenses that pass through my hands on a weekly basis. If you think your lens is affected by any thing at all, try and find a local person who is willing to work on things for a fair price.
It's incredibly common on older filters and lenses when stored in older containers utilizing products like old open-cell foam, foam padded filter cases, etc. the foam and plastic material break down over time and will cause glass to draw these materials to its surface as a 'reaction' to the breaking down of the petroleum based materials.
try and find a local person who is willing to work on things for a fair price.
haze is usually caused by the internal lubricants running over the optics over time. It's a common problem on older FD lenses and sometime isn't noticed at all. It looks like haze on this lens and may affect certain focusing distances.