Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/10/25[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
>What do you use for a good WA lens on the 5D since the wide R lenses can't >be >used ? I think the 35 is OK, but not any of the wider R lenses. I have a >24 R but from what i have heard it is not possible. I have heard the Canon >WA's are not all that good corner to corner. What about their wa zooms? > >gene There is nothing in Canon stable like a Leica R 21-35mm or a Leica M 21mm ASPH. The approach of Japanish manufactures is getting lenses with a very good ratio performances/price. They go beyond the limits where the excellence is lost so their wide zoom goes to 16mm and f2.8. o I use regularly the Canon EF 14mm f2.8, the EF15mm f2.8 and the 16-35mm f2.8. They have vignetting and distortion in corners and borders that can easily corrected with PS ACR but some lack of resolution that cannot. The lenses improve a lot closing two stops. I don't reject this approaching as I can use when necessary the 14 and 16 with my EOS 1Ds MkII and 5D while these limits cannot be reached with my Leica R lenses. But I can understand that if you need extreme quality this is not acceptable. Regards Felix.