3 stops of vignette in the corner seems like a bit too much...
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It seems like a very nice lens. I have to ask myself though, if his only other choice were using the 100-400 how much different would these shots look? Sure the ISO8000 shots wouldn't have been possible at f/5.6. I guess what I'm saying is that it seems like a lot of money to gain one stop and IQ. This lens is 10x the cost of the 100-400, but is it 10x a better lens? It will be very interesting to see what an updated 100-400 will bring.
I was flummoxed when I heard that this thing is APS-C only. Why?! If this is a premium lens aimed at serious shooters, why go crop? This is not a screaming need for the relatively few APS-C guys who spend big money on glass (i.e. birders, sports guys), so I can't make heads or tails of this.
Why not push for (idk) a 24-50 F/2 for the FF guys? That would likely have a larger interest level.
hahaha I tried to pull the trigger on 2249 XD6D+24-105mm seems to be 2449.
yeah, i think its a typo. would have made the lens cost only $370. lol
It's $2449 at B&H too.