Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/10/25

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Subject: [Leica] Another 5D question
From: FELIXMATURANA at (Félix López de Maturana)
Date: Tue Oct 25 01:08:48 2005
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>What do you use for a good WA lens on the 5D since the wide R lenses can't 
>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?

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.



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