Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM

StudentOfLight

I'm on a life-long journey of self-discovery
Nov 2, 2013
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I've done a Youtube video reviewing some of the images I've taken with this lens. I've also linked to a flickr album of the Lightroom exports. I noticed that the adobe premiere export looked to reduce contrast vs the screen capture I did. I'm not sure if Youtube reverses this gamma/contrast issue. Since it is a video on color properties of the lens I'd want to ensure that colors are at least somewhat accurately represented for the viewer. I'd appreciate if you guys could have a look and let me know if the colors in the video match the colors of the images in the album.

Video: https://youtu.be/iRtBa7xGwJA
Album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskX5SBzT

p.s. Here are screenshot comparisons between
a) Screencast (Source) vs Adobe Premiere export: https://flic.kr/p/TpLLYi
b) Adobe Premiere export vs Lightroom screen: https://flic.kr/p/Sc1oZz
 

Del Paso

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Class A - you buy a 1.4 lens, you should expect reliable results AT 1.4. The sigma just doesn't offer that reliability to the same frequency as does the Canon.
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yes ...completely agree
I had 35L mk 1, and then sigma ..loved em both...each an improvement over the previous..

now my 35L mk 2 is as good as any of the best Canon lenses... imo

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the bokeh is lovely...as demonstrated above....
nice shots....

the lens is so good and 35mm being my fav angle...
I dont want to take it off the camera..

I wish I had a 5DmkIII that had the spotmeter linked to focus, exp comp in manual , and LIGHTED focus points in servo....and a few more features..
if so...... then I would have a smaller footprint.... if I had that.. I would superglue the 35L II to the body
and call it a perfect system...


the 1dx2 is wonderful... but bulges in my jeans pocket ...a little bit....ha
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AND to stir-up old wounds again..
the 135 f2 mk II I.S. with ~1.5 feet min focus distance....
would be quite nice to pair with the 35L II

for now I'll add my 14L II.... making ..... 14mm, 35mm and 135mm a near-complete system
but
I would be willing to give up f2.8 ... for f4
maybe use an 11-24 Canon or 12 24 Sigma ...to replace the 14mm ..

my point is...
they NOW all have to rise to the 35L II standards....I am spoiled!!
You just said it: if you own one excellent lens, it's hard to accept lesser results.
This makes Canon very happy (my own expensive experience...)