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"L" lens technology or "DO" technology??

 
 
..Jan Plexy..
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      10-02-2005
Which one is better?

thx


 
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Bill
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      10-02-2005
..Jan Plexy.. wrote:

>Which one is better?


The two are not mutually exclusive.

The L designator refers to the high end optical quality of Canon lenses,
while DO merely refers to a specific type of element within a lense.
 
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Jim Townsend
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      10-03-2005
..Jan Plexy.. wrote:

> Which one is better?
>
> thx


Canon's DO lenses are part of their 'L' line.. Since DO lenses
are 'L' lenses, it's hard to say which is better.

For a given focal length, the 'L' DO lenses are smaller and
lighter than their non DO 'L' counterparts...

That's the difference.








 
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Ray Fischer
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      10-04-2005
Jim Townsend <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>..Jan Plexy.. wrote:


>> Which one is better?
>>
>> thx

>
>Canon's DO lenses are part of their 'L' line.. Since DO lenses
>are 'L' lenses, it's hard to say which is better.


Not true. There are two DO lenses and neither is an L lens.
(400mm f4 DO & 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO).

Which is "better"? Well, the L lenses tend to produce better
images while the DO lenses tend to be a lot more compact.
So it depends upon what is important.

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      10-04-2005
(E-Mail Removed) (Ray Fischer) wrote in news:dhsvs3$uvm$1
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> Jim Townsend <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>..Jan Plexy.. wrote:

>
>>> Which one is better?
>>>
>>> thx

>>
>>Canon's DO lenses are part of their 'L' line.. Since DO lenses
>>are 'L' lenses, it's hard to say which is better.

>
> Not true. There are two DO lenses and neither is an L lens.
> (400mm f4 DO & 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO).
>
> Which is "better"? Well, the L lenses tend to produce better
> images while the DO lenses tend to be a lot more compact.
> So it depends upon what is important.
>


They also have their 'quirks'. See:

http://www.wlcastleman.com/equip/rev..._300/index.htm
http://www.photo.net/equipment/canon/70-300do/
http://www.photo.net/equipment/canon/70-300do_2/

 
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