Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/27

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Subject: [Leica] Canon 800mm IS
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Sat Dec 27 08:50:02 2008
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Here's a better example of the lens's possibilities:
where 800 is indicated

Fond regards,

On Dec 27, 2008, at 10:27 AM, Leonard Taupier wrote:

> You're right Doug. While I'm primarily a Nikon SLR user, I bought a  
> used EOS 1DS MK II to use with my 560mm Telyt. This combination  
> gives me beautiful results. I have since purchased Canon's 400mm f4  
> DO and 1.4X extender which also gives me beautiful results. Since I  
> already had the full frame body (This was before the D3 and D700),  
> I started looking at some of the better Canon L lenses to carry  
> with me. I am fortunate that my dealer lets me try anything I want.  
> I have since had to pass on 4 L lenses I tried, including the 24mm  
> f1.4, the 16-35mm f2.8 and the 24 -105mm lenses. I did get the 35mm  
> f1.4L lens which I find very nice. I almost passed on the 400mm DO  
> lens as well. I tried a used one from my dealer which I found had  
> low contrast. A week later he let me try a new one. It was nothing  
> like the first one. It had excellent contrast and high resolution.  
> I bought it.  I don't know if this kind of variability is common  
> but it's certainly scary for a lens that cost over $10,000. which  
> is the case with the 800mm.
> Len
> On Dec 27, 2008, at 10:57 AM, wrote:
>> Leonard Taupier wrote:
>>> This lens is getting glowing reviews from the Fred Miranda site.
>> I'm beginning to question the value of user reviews particularly  
>> where the user's quality standard, techniques and intended use are  
>> unknowns and may differ from mine.
>> An example is the user reviews of the EF 24mm f/1.4 L on FM and  
>> B&H where it seems many are awed by the fast aperture and are  
>> willing to forgive weaker image quality at the faster apertures  
>> and the expectation of cherry-picking dealer's (or importer's)  
>> stock to find one of the better samples, and give the lens a very  
>> high rating.
>> At any rate I expect that with the right conditions and technique  
>> the 800mmm f/5.6 IS can deliver much more than the sample photos  
>> demonstrated.
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Replies: Reply from hlritter at (Howard Ritter) (WAS: [Leica] Canon 800mm IS NOW: Doug, have a look!)
Reply from imagist3 at (Lottermoser George) ([Leica] Canon 800mm IS)
In reply to: Message from wildlightphoto at ( ([Leica] Canon 800mm IS)
Message from len-001 at (Leonard Taupier) ([Leica] Canon 800mm IS)