100mm f/2.8 IS L

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by FrankLamont, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. FrankLamont

    FrankLamont TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    556
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    A little undershadowed by the release of the 7D, the 100mm f/2.8 IS L has also been released.

    It appears to be priced at $1200. ~ USD
     
  2. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,523
    Likes Received:
    344
    Location:
    North New Jersey, United States of America
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    To convince me, it would have to outperform the 85mm f/1.8 and 135mm f/2L optically. (those are two of my all time fav primes) As a prime medium telephoto, I wouldn't give max aperture for IS.
     
  3. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    7,500
    Likes Received:
    478
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If it's anything like the Nikon 105VR, it should be stellar.
     
  4. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,092
    Likes Received:
    3,762
    Location:
    UK - England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    It's and IS macro lens though - many a macro shooter on the canon side would love the lens just for that aspect. Also its L status (I hope) means that it will take canon TCs so no more having to have 3rdparty sets in the bag as well.

    But its price puts it in a very expensive bracket - up there with the 180mm L - and that could be its downfall
     
  5. FrankLamont

    FrankLamont TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    556
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    While IS is good for the handheld shots, half the time you'd be working with a tripod. ;)
     
  6. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,092
    Likes Received:
    3,762
    Location:
    UK - England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Why?
    Handheld macro is what I have used for a vast majority of my macro work :)
     
  7. FrankLamont

    FrankLamont TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    556
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Well, working at that DOF I tend to like to shoot with a tripod, but of course it is cumbersome.

    Hmm. It's hard, balancing whether paying the extra for the L is worth it or not.
     
  8. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,092
    Likes Received:
    3,762
    Location:
    UK - England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I would wait a bit and see - canon often gives things massivly high RRP on release and a few weeks/months down the line the retailer prices have often fallen by a couple of $/£ 100

    It is an expensive lens though - especailly by macro standards.
     

Share This Page