More shots would be greatly appreciated! I really want to like this lens or the Tamron as it would be very convenient to have all bases covered in such a compact kit. I hope Canon releases the third iteration body before x-mas (not likely) so third party manufacturers can have enough incentive to produce some fast primes for the little bugger.
Here's a few comparison images I took while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park this weekend. Target is Long's Peak from Highway 7 about 4.5 miles away. Early in the day so only a slight haze. Used a tripod and 2 second timer to minimize technique issues. Pixel peepers might notice some folks on the peak. Raw images exported from DxO OP9 with no corrections.
I think I'll keep it.
Thanks for the samples! I found a reliable Japanese "bulk seller" on ebay and picked one up for under $390 shipped. I've only shot some walk around test shots, but it seems to be quite sharp. Haven't tried it on a moving subject though
When the M3 comes out with a focus system that has tracking ability, I sure hope these lenses are up to the task.
Is anyone aware of an L bracket that's size-appropriate for this little fellow? Henjar Photo sells an L bracket for the Fuji 690 that is a little large but would work, but it's $105