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

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by °..Jan Plexy..°, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Which one is better?

    thx
    °..Jan Plexy..°, Oct 2, 2005
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  2. °..Jan Plexy..°

    Bill Guest

    °..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.
    Bill, Oct 3, 2005
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  3. °..Jan Plexy..°

    Jim Townsend Guest

    °..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.
    Jim Townsend, Oct 3, 2005
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Jim Townsend <> 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.

    --
    Ray Fischer
    Ray Fischer, Oct 4, 2005
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    SamSez Guest

    (Ray Fischer) wrote in news:dhsvs3$uvm$1
    @bolt.sonic.net:

    > Jim Townsend <> 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/reviews/70_300/index.htm
    http://www.photo.net/equipment/canon/70-300do/
    http://www.photo.net/equipment/canon/70-300do_2/
    SamSez, Oct 4, 2005
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