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07-23-2008, 09:48 PM   #106
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07-25-2008, 10:08 PM   #107
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Do zooms get any sharper than this?




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07-31-2008, 02:07 AM   #108
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just thought id throw in another example of why the 50-135 doesnt suck

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you guys (and gals) don't make it easy for us !!!

I was at the store earlier today, testing the 50-135mm ans got home with some sample shots. I wasn't really sur about the lens, but after looking at them at home, I decided to get one ... tomorrow !

(one good thing about having a "real" store is that you can try them before buying even if it probably costs a little more ! )

sample (inside the store) :
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Shot through smudgy plexiglass. Can see the flies



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Oh my... that is one sharp lens. Ok. I must have this. I have made up my mind.

One question if I may: Is the 16-50 as sharp as this?
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QuoteOriginally posted by MissK Quote
Oh my... that is one sharp lens. Ok. I must have this. I have made up my mind.

One question if I may: Is the 16-50 as sharp as this?

The 16-50 is pretty sharp, but it's hard to beat the 50-135.... at anything.

The 50-135 is superior at 50mm, the FL the two have in common - but that's not
surprising, the long end of wide-mid zooms is often their weak point.

A good copy of the 16-50 is class-leading, IMO. You can judge for yourself by
looking here.


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Bee on Flower

Here is a shots I took with my 50-135 after I received it. The Bee was at a local park and the Lily was in my wife's flower garden.

Shots compressed to put on the web.
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Just got this lens last week.
However, I have been used to use wide angle lenses and still need some time to use this lens well...





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First time with a DSLR, and here's what I got with this lens... Does not suck in anyway!



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Always keep your contacts clean!

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Was taking some shots yesterday with the 50-135, and started noticing
FF... Uh-oh.

Cropped - should be much sharper than this:



Later, looking at the downloaded shots, it was actually both FF and BF,
consistently, with pretty much every shot, so I knew it wasn't user error on
a few.




Took off the lens, and lo and behold, a fine layer of an oily/sooty substance was
on both the body contacts and the lens contacts. ????

Turns out and older lens I had on the camera earlier in the day was the culprit -
it left the residue on the body.

After a polishing with a cotton cloth, the lens is back to tack-sharpness, same
level as before:

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focus was on the flower, bee flew in
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Lesson learned - clean all your lens contacts (& body contacts) often!


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Few shots taken at the community today.

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I thought I'd jump in and show a few from this past weekend. I can't say enough good things about this lens, it's just brilliant! Visit my flickr site if you want to see more or get access to EXIF.








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Two quick shots fired off on first day of receiving the 50-135. I have only had it less than a week, and already very impressed. Used on K10d.
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