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Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).

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Old August 26th, 2007, 01:44 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Josh Laronge View Post
No offense but you should make your tests before you speak.
Josh, since the lense on the A1 is fixed you can only hope for the best.

Read some of the SLR forums on the L-lenses and you'll find plenty of posts of people returning their L-lenses several times until the got a correct one.

Swedish (and apparently many other shops) take in the L-lense for caliration without sayd "What?!" They just do it - either because they want your money or that they know what's its about - your choise.

I returned the 24-70/2.8L 2 times - Canon did not complain, They probl. have done so many times.

And what makes you think that I don't use L-lenses and have not seent the strong variations on QA at Canon? I have a 70-200/L and it is perfect in the entire range.

You can find very good - and highly technical - reviews of the L-lenses on many sites on the Net - there you find wonderful charts of sharpness and CA and barrelling etc. for you to evaluate yourself.

As for sports photografers using the L-lenses has nothing to do with their quality (or ev. lack thereof). They want fast lenses, to freeze images, to send to their editors that will print them in a resolution/quality that would make users in this forum cry or laugh. I'd never met a sports photografer than cared much about that. It's bread and butter shooting and the important is that there is something usefull. Durability is ofcourse also a factor for such use.

As for the real pros. where qualtiy counts - like Swedish Lennart Nilsson - you won't find him holding an L-lense. But then he's on another budget.

The L-lense are good and quality stuff, but the QA varies a lot - do a search - not on this forum, but for stills. Some of the most picky and skillful reviewers of lenses might have some news for you.
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