I scanned/skimmed all the responses/comments on this thread about the new 16-35/F4 IS Lens
. Unfortunately, instead of discussing the lens, for the most part everyone just discussed RLPhoto's
chosen video review method and more comments on each others' posts/personal views or asswholishness.
So to follow the flow of this thread, I guess I should comment on the comments... or wait, maybe not. Who cares? I read the CR Forum because it's NOT like most other threads that degenerate into petty comments about irrelevant things like whether RL should or should not have used video, if other posters are polite enough or whatever else. Aww crap... I just commented on the comments. RLPhoto
- great job. I viewed the videos from the perspective of joining you at your house for a beer while you share your new lens. The videos came across that way with informed thoughts and information. I can read written reviews in many places and it was nice to put a face/voice with a name after all this time. Next time however, might I suggest at least 2 or 3 hot babes dancing while you do the video review. That might distract anyone that would otherwise notice other problems with your video or methods. Question
: I assume that what you are shooting at F4 with IS allowing you to extend shutter time to almost a second in low light is a still subject, correct? Because if the subject moves, IS is useless. I know you are aware of this but didn't mention it in the video. No big deal but some folks might forget that little fact.
I am impressed with the idea of using IR to expose hot spots of the lens. Great!