I will say that it seemed like the 7D II was a stop better than the 70D once they got to ISO 6400.
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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.
It gets more expensive than improvement in IQ all the time.
50 1.8 is 100, the 50mm 1.4 is 400 and the 50mm 1.2 is 1400... is it 14 times better? definetly not.
the 75-300mm is 100, the 70-300mm IS USM is like 500, the 70-300mm L is 1400 bucks... again, 14x better?
... me, too, and I bought it back when it had a reputation as being an overpriced version of Canon's non-L lens - but it's interesting to see how it gained much more recognition since then. I esp. like the still handholdable weight for ext. periods of time and walking around vs. the 70-200Lii (ymmv).
All of those pictures looks nice, but this lens (from 200mm till 300) produces not very sharp images and the contrast is very low. No concerns from 70 to 200mm.Are you talking about the non-L version maybe? That I could agree with
I have the 70-200L II, but sometimes I use the 70-300 when I do not want to carry a heavy equipment with me or when I am traveling to an insecure country.
An EF-S lens has the equivalent focal length on an APS-C body as an EF lens of that focal length has on a FF body. Therefore, a theoretical EF-S 50mm on an APS-C body would have the same FOV as an EF 50mm on FF body. This means that your EF-S 60mm Macro is not like a 96mm lens on FF.
If you are shooting 1:1 macro, the longer the focal length, the further you will be from the subject.
The 100mm f/2.8L IS is a great lens, however the non-L is also quite good, especially since it is about half the price. So, to answer your question: yes, you are over-thinking it.