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Re: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2012, 10:55:44 AM »
Am I surprised? Yes and no, I can't really tell, will say I'm more confused about this result.

I not surprised as Canon has a gap in the Pro CN line - no 35mm and no plans in the near future to fix that. So, if they had something great to offer, why wouldn't they share that with new Semi-Pro L Lenses?

I'm surprised based on the great pancake lens 40mm which is at AMAZON now around $149. One would expect that any new 35mm F/1.4 or F/2.0 would be just a great lens. (especially after two great new zoom lenses 24-70/70-200 as well) A leading 35mm lens was my expectation.

It's after all just a 35mm F/2 lens, we are not talking here about problems to build a 17mm, F/1.4 lens, right?

Too sad, to be honest. Sigma is not really an option for me. I like to use the lenses as well for video, and intercut with different brands can cause trouble (no color match, different overall look and feel etc.)

If I have to stop down, what is the point to buy a faster lens in the first place?

OK perhaps next year -- Canon. ;o)


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Re: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« Reply #46 on: December 15, 2012, 11:36:38 AM »
It looks like Canon continues to crank out crap! Very disappointing performance. I have the Sigma 50/1.4. I'm happy with it, dont use it much actually. It looks like, from this performance test, I will continue to look to Sigma/Tamron for my future wide angle choices.

Canon needs to raise the bar! They make their own glass for gods sake!

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« Reply #47 on: December 15, 2012, 05:27:09 PM »
Here's a link to sample shots taken with a 5D Mark III and the new 35mm f/2.0 IS:

http://eyvindness.zenfolio.com/35mmf2isusm

The forum thread:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1173538

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« Reply #48 on: December 15, 2012, 06:02:43 PM »
Those images are pretty nice.  I'm particularly impressed with the ones with great scale.  The resolution seems really high.  I always found the original to resolve very highly when stopped down a bit, and this seems even better.
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Re: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« Reply #49 on: December 15, 2012, 09:15:09 PM »
I like lensrental reviews. It's easy to understand for an ave Joe like me.

I can't believe I'm saying this... the new Sigma looks better than the Canon and now test shows is out perform the big boy....WOW. Where is 50mm f.1ish Sigma?

As for the Sigma 50 1.ish, have you checked out the Sigma 50mm 1.4 EX? Great performing lens at a great price. Used to have major focus issues (Never experienced it myself, but I've only borrowed the lens a handful of times) but apart from that, it may be what you are looking for.

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« Reply #50 on: December 15, 2012, 11:10:14 PM »
Am I surprised? Yes and no, I can't really tell, will say I'm more confused about this result.

I not surprised as Canon has a gap in the Pro CN line - no 35mm and no plans in the near future to fix that. So, if they had something great to offer, why wouldn't they share that with new Semi-Pro L Lenses?

I'm surprised based on the great pancake lens 40mm which is at AMAZON now around $149. One would expect that any new 35mm F/1.4 or F/2.0 would be just a great lens. (especially after two great new zoom lenses 24-70/70-200 as well) A leading 35mm lens was my expectation.

It's after all just a 35mm F/2 lens, we are not talking here about problems to build a 17mm, F/1.4 lens, right?

Too sad, to be honest. Sigma is not really an option for me. I like to use the lenses as well for video, and intercut with different brands can cause trouble (no color match, different overall look and feel etc.)

If I have to stop down, what is the point to buy a faster lens in the first place?

OK perhaps next year -- Canon. ;o)
Wait ... you're confused and sad because it's not a great lens?  The new Canon 35/2 offers better resolution wide open at f/2 than a long list of highly regarded lenses ... and yet it doesn't meet your expectation of a great lens?  Just because the new Sigma 35 is outstanding, doesn't mean the new Canon 35 is not a great lens.  And we still don't know which one offers better bokeh and autofocus.

It looks like Canon continues to crank out crap! Very disappointing performance. I have the Sigma 50/1.4. I'm happy with it, dont use it much actually. It looks like, from this performance test, I will continue to look to Sigma/Tamron for my future wide angle choices.

Canon needs to raise the bar! They make their own glass for gods sake!
Wow ... "crap"?  Are you serious?  It's sharper at f/2 than a Leica 50mm Summicron-M — a standard of excellence and one of the highest resolving lenses on Photodo.com — and yet you're very disappointed?  According to LensRentals, it's sharper at f/2 than your Sigma 50/1.4 at f/2, which you're happy with.  I don't get it. 
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Re: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« Reply #51 on: December 16, 2012, 01:19:12 PM »
I like lensrental reviews. It's easy to understand for an ave Joe like me.

I can't believe I'm saying this... the new Sigma looks better than the Canon and now test shows is out perform the big boy....WOW. Where is 50mm f.1ish Sigma?

As for the Sigma 50 1.ish, have you checked out the Sigma 50mm 1.4 EX? Great performing lens at a great price. Used to have major focus issues (Never experienced it myself, but I've only borrowed the lens a handful of times) but apart from that, it may be what you are looking for.

Thanks for the info on the Sig.

I just picked up 50L. After a quick run through FoCal(-7 AFMA), the lens is excellent at f1.2
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Re: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« Reply #51 on: December 16, 2012, 01:19:12 PM »