Re: Performance Issue: Canon Lenses or Camera Body Causing Softer Focus

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by eatmorepies, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. eatmorepies

    eatmorepies Guest


    >
    > My strategy was to always go with investing in lenses first, before even
    > having a looksee at what else is there to buy in a camera body.
    >
    > I use the Canon Rebel XS, so my range may be limited, but I still want to
    > have upwards mobility for the lenses. IOW - is that sharpness the best I
    > can expect from this camera body, or does it get ridiculously steeper in
    > price as a better zoom lens is found?
    >



    I used a Canon 350D for some time - the kit lens was awful. Then I bought L
    lenses. Sharp as a very sharp pin. It's not the sensor it's the lens (or the
    operator. It could be the autofocus in the body is out but you can test this
    by borrowing an L lens for 2 minutes and taking some test snaps.

    Best value is the 70-200 f4 L - if the focal length suits. The IS version is
    incredibly sharp (but dearer), I use my f4 IS at f4 a lot of the time, even
    on a full frame 5D2 the lens is sharp.
    The 24-105 f4 L IS is the L lens of choioce to replace your kit lens.

    The lenses will be with you for ever, save up and buy L.

    John
     
    eatmorepies, Jul 14, 2010
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  2. eatmorepies

    Ofnuts Guest

    Re: Performance Issue: Canon Lenses or Camera Body Causing SofterFocus

    On 14/07/2010 14:21, eatmorepies wrote:

    > The lenses will be with you for ever, save up and buy L.


    That was true for non-IS lenses, but I hear that the IS lenses
    eventually wear out and cannot be repaired.

    --
    Bertrand
     
    Ofnuts, Jul 14, 2010
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  3. Re: Performance Issue: Canon Lenses or Camera Body Causing SofterFocus

    Ofnuts <> wrote:
    > On 14/07/2010 14:21, eatmorepies wrote:


    >> The lenses will be with you for ever, save up and buy L.


    > That was true for non-IS lenses, but I hear that the IS lenses
    > eventually wear out and cannot be repaired.


    Source?

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jul 16, 2010
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  4. eatmorepies

    Ofnuts Guest

    Re: Performance Issue: Canon Lenses or Camera Body Causing SofterFocus

    On 16/07/2010 01:37, Wolfgang Weisselberg wrote:
    > Ofnuts<> wrote:
    >> On 14/07/2010 14:21, eatmorepies wrote:

    >
    >>> The lenses will be with you for ever, save up and buy L.

    >
    >> That was true for non-IS lenses, but I hear that the IS lenses
    >> eventually wear out and cannot be repaired.

    >
    > Source?


    Soemwhere in www.eos-numerique.com
    --
    Bertrand
     
    Ofnuts, Jul 16, 2010
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  5. Re: Performance Issue: Canon Lenses or Camera Body Causing SofterFocus

    Ofnuts <> wrote:
    > On 16/07/2010 01:37, Wolfgang Weisselberg wrote:
    >> Ofnuts<> wrote:


    >>> That was true for non-IS lenses, but I hear that the IS lenses
    >>> eventually wear out and cannot be repaired.


    >> Source?


    > Soemwhere in www.eos-numerique.com


    Rumor, then.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jul 17, 2010
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  6. Re: Performance Issue: Canon Lenses or Camera Body Causing SofterFocus

    Wolfgang Weisselberg wrote:
    > Ofnuts <> wrote:
    >> On 16/07/2010 01:37, Wolfgang Weisselberg wrote:
    >>> Ofnuts<> wrote:

    >
    >>>> That was true for non-IS lenses, but I hear that the IS lenses
    >>>> eventually wear out and cannot be repaired.

    >
    >>> Source?

    >
    >> Soemwhere in www.eos-numerique.com

    >
    > Rumor, then.


    Actually, everything mechanical eventually wears out and cannot be
    repaired. Everything.

    --
    john mcwilliams
     
    John McWilliams, Jul 17, 2010
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