Q. What is the sharpest Canon lens?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Annika1980, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Annika1980

    Roxy Durban Guest

    Best financial advice in existance.

    My only debt is my recently purchased Ford Ranger XLT, but my company owns
    that (and the debt too, I suppose). The best thing I ever did was get rid
    of my credit cards. I now either use cash or a debit card.
    Roxy Durban, Dec 21, 2004
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  2. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    For CC's, I only buy what I can payoff when the CC bill comes next month.
    Wise words .... if you can pull it off.

    One day you'll wake up and you'll be 90 years old and you'll still be waiting
    for that next Minolta.
    Annika1980, Dec 21, 2004
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  3. Annika1980

    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Dec 21, 2004
  4. Annika1980

    Alan Browne Guest

    I adopted the debt free attitude when I was about 18. Many friends completed U.
    with a pile of debt. I was essentially debt free. I got my first CC's when I
    was about 23 or so in anticipation of a company posting to Sweden. Since then,
    I've paid it off monthly. Period. In the year after my divorce 5 yrs ago, with
    that and a lot of other shit happening, I did have to dip into the LOC a bit to
    keep the CC clear, but recovered quickly once stabilized.
    Assuming I make it to 90. I'm quite content with my gear. There are a few
    notches to fill, not urgently. In the meantime the upstairs bathroom is going
    to get a 100% renovation soon and the kitchen and other parts of the house are
    getting some improvements too. Damned expensive. If it weren't for those, I'm
    sure I'd have bought the 7D by now...

    Alan Browne, Dec 21, 2004
  5. SNIP
    Resolution and contrast, in other words a high modulation transfer
    See www.imatest.com amongst others.
    I didn't sense any worry on Annika's part, just a request for a lens
    that captures reality with a minimum of degradation of "sharpness".

    Bart van der Wolf, Dec 21, 2004
  6. SNIP
    They are wrong, unless you are into relatively flat subject like
    stamps. If you want to do macro photography of 3D subjects in the wild
    (e.g. bugs), you'll want to reduce background clutter at small
    apertures (to add a fraction of depth of field), which requires longer
    focal lengths (they also won't scare the critters away, and provide
    maneuvering space for additional light/flash of which you'll need a
    Eternal ebb.

    Bart van der Wolf, Dec 21, 2004
  7. Annika1980

    Guest Guest

    Congrats on the successful management of your financial resources!

    Hey Alan, here's a thought: Instead of designer polished brass, install
    ordinary chrome fittings in your renovated bathroom, the difference in cost
    will pay for your new 7D. :)

    Guest, Dec 21, 2004
  8. No.....One day you'll be rich, but it won't do you much good, because the
    government will buy all the things you have and give them to everyone else
    at your expense.....
    William Graham, Dec 21, 2004
  9. Annika1980

    Alan Browne Guest

    I suspect I will able to do the whole thing without any metal of any kind
    showing (well, maybe the faucets/handles). I'm a nuts and bolts kind of guy, so
    the bathroom will a nice neutral, calm place ... no matter how much my SO
    interferes... and she will.

    Alan Browne, Dec 21, 2004
  10. Annika1980

    Alan Browne Guest

    I know it's hard to take... the truth often is.
    Alan Browne, Dec 21, 2004
  11. It may be comparable, but better it can't be, because the Summicron is
    within a whisker of flat-out perfect.
    uraniumcommittee, Dec 21, 2004
  12. Annika1980

    Alan Browne Guest

    That statement alone reveals your profound ignorance and dependance on a brand
    label to indicate quality to you.
    Alan Browne, Dec 21, 2004
  13. Annika1980

    Bandicoot Guest

    What I have read of Linhof's QC sounds more rigorous than Leica's, not that
    Leica's isn't far better than average.

    Bandicoot, Dec 21, 2004
  14. Annika1980

    Bandicoot Guest

    In both senses of the word...


    Bandicoot, Dec 21, 2004
  15. Linhof makes lenses? I don't think so!
    Production tolerances of Leica lenses are the tightest. Period.
    uraniumcommittee, Dec 21, 2004
  16. Annika1980

    Skip M Guest

    Depends on the whisker, there is considerable difference in the diameter of
    a walrus whisker and a cat whisker... <G>
    Skip M, Dec 22, 2004
  17. Annika1980

    Skip M Guest

    By the time UPS got through with that lens, it wouldn't be sharp anymore!
    Besides, if you really liked the lens, it might be the last I ever see of
    it! (Joking, assuredly!)
    Skip M, Dec 22, 2004
  18. Annika1980

    Skip M Guest

    Believe me it makes a difference on anything from the 20D on up. That
    camera will point out the weaknesses in a lens in ways the 10D never did.
    And in ways any but the slow films would too.
    Skip M, Dec 22, 2004
  19. Annika1980

    Bandicoot Guest

    I said QC. Linhof takes lenses from Schneider and applies their own QC to
    them, only accepting (and putting their name on) a very tightly defined
    proportion. You really should check these things, and read the post
    properly, before mouthing off.

    Bandicoot, Dec 22, 2004
  20. Quality control is not the same as production tolerances. Sine I
    introduced the notion of 'production tolerances', it is you who are to
    blame for the confusion, not I.
    uraniumcommittee, Dec 22, 2004
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