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I have a lot of love for my 35L and 135L. I enjoy shooting with a small 28 1.8 and with 85 1.8. My 24-105 is a tool. No mad love, no pasion. However, I use it a lot when i work with strobes. This is practically my workhorse for home studio work. This lens for studio plus primes for everything else. So yeah, I'm not planning to sell mine anytime soon. No love, but a very strong practical relationship.
Yes, this is off topic, but I agree with you. It's been debated before, but I still see a strong correlation between the increasingly hostile and combative environment and the loss of the karma system. It wasn't a perfect system, but I think it did manage to keep it more civilized around here.
Absolutely agree. As flawed as the Karma system was, it served as a powerful feedback to participants as to how their overall behavior was being perceived by other forum participants. Karma has now been too often replaced by personal attacks and drive-by comments.
I've used and love Gr's for many years. I guess it's nostalgia. My head says M, my heart pounds when I handle a GR.
The Canon ef primes have been a nice earner for Canon. Many wedding photographers have stayed in the Canon fold (when Nikon had better DSLR specs) becuase of the 35L, 85L and 135L. No other band (other than Sony) had a simular array of bright primes. But as usual Canon were unaware of the need to develop the next gen of fast primes. The 35L is a fantastic lens, but flare control isn't great, it's AF in low light is erratic and it's not weather sealed and it's number of aperture blades is an even number. The 135L is an awsome lens, but it's an old design, flare could be better, MFD could be better. It could do with newer coatings, it's aperture blades are not circular (stop down and look at the out of focus blobs). It's not weather sealed and Sony has an f1.8 variant, which means that it's not the best of the breed. Popping IS on it would really make my wedding work easier too. It's AF is good but not as good as the newer 70-200 f2.8 L IS II. It#s a great lens but there's quite a lot of room for improvement.
The 85L is a quirky lens and I'm quite happy with it as it is. It's not easy to use, and it's dof is so slim it requires a well honed AF technique to get consistent results. I use this lens a lot and I love it.
Digital has freed photography from the shackles of film. . Unfortunately it has also devalued it enormously.Very true ... I still remember cringing at the cost of developing film and seeing several of my shots were useless but I used to pay a lot more attention to how I was making an image ... but now I find myself not as careful, I guess it is the blessing or curse of PP ... but I still prefer digital, coz its easier and cheaper
Trying to get new lens for walk around street photography.
anyone share some experience？thanks
I think what has happened is that Canon's pricing policies have become SO absurd that is has given some astute tech. and money managers at Sigma the ability to realize that they have a lot more wiggle room to make a great product and still be super competitive in price to big read. (it also shows how ridiculous Canon's pricing has become). I do not own a crop body either, but I do LOVE the appearance of this lens! Hope the IQ and price/performance ratio are right up there with the Sigma 35mm, f/1.4 that I own and absolutely love. This can be nothing but good for all of us! Can't wait to see what the next lens is in the new Art Line!!!!!!!