The Lap of Luxury, my wife's dog
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I never had an issue with the lens and it's focus on 5DII, if anything when focusing very close it seems to not be spot on sometimes, but I blame that on super narrow DOF + focus and recomposing, and this is the only lens I didn't have a need to AFMA. This shot below may not be perfect (F/1.4 anyways) but I put the camera up to my face, and took my first shot, and a winning photo popped out!
I also have done a lot of street candids shooting from hip, I've gotten quite a lot of tack sharp faces of passer-byers, and not to mention how sharp the lens is overall.
400 f/2.8L IS I Lens, Tv mode at 1/2000, f/2.8, EC +2/3, ISO 1250: Not perfect, but I have to get 10 shots out to AU like right now:
Thanks for the samples in this topic, I've been teetering on the edge of getting a new copy, and now I'm really compelled to do so.
Teetering done, lens ordered! Yee-ha!
Lens tests only apply to the SPECIFIC Camera model they were tested on. You cannot compare results taken with different cameras.
Are you sure they were taken with the same camera??
I've been going with 5Dc for some time now, got it around 450 € second hand. If you aren't a professional, I wouldn't put my money on the bodies, and I don't know whether there is that big a difference between 5D and 5DII.
My worst deal ever was to buy 20D new. Now I could only get about 10 % of the price I paid back, and this hasn't changed. I don't want to buy 5DIII for that reason only. If you plan on using 5DII, be prepared to sell it after 5DIV or 6DII comes out, that way you'll probably get most of it back.
Currently I'm just using 5D and 20D until they break, after that it will be the next cheapest FF frame available.
I've had a real soft spot for this lens. I initially had it when I only had a crop body, and didn't think much of it then because of the terrible CA (which has become easier to fix in LR4 compared to earlier versions).
Maple Bokeh Delight by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr
Trying to get the hang of back button focusing. 1/750th f4 24-105, iso 400, ai servo
200mm f/2.0 @ 3.2 1/2500 iso 400 case 1
Northern Saw-whet Owl