When u take L lens out, you just feel great. Especially the "White" ones... lol, U can 90% get what u see.... Super fast AF & clear imaging too most L lens, it contains florite elements within the lens which enhance the sharpness. that a differences from L lens compare to normals ones...
Personally I have used the Canon 24-70mm F2.8L & the 50mm F1.8. Frankly speaking judging strictly on lens's IQ on sharpness & color, the L lens is no match for the cheapo 50mm F1.8 lens (at similar F2.8).
Of coz if you are comparing the bokeh, focusing speed the result would diff...
All my lenses used to be Ls but now i keep only the 50mm. Reason for selling away my 17-40 and 70-200 f/4 is that i found that what suits me most is of key importance, so i changed to Sigma.
Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.
Flip out the cam with L Lens have FACE.
Wah.... red band white body....I shadow away cos' mine Tamron 18-200mm some more no V/R. Pai Say
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This is a serious misinterpretation of the Canon system. Conceptually wrong and to some extent an ignorant attempt at addressing the TS's issues he has brought up.
I give it to you that you are not a Canon user and are unclear about Canon's equipment. For me i still can pardon you for saying Canon technical info inaccurately.
Whether in the Nikon, Canon, Pentax, RF etc sub-forums, i feel that responses in CSnap forums should be diplomatic and e-socially considerate.
It's really no harm asking such questions to clear up your concept of Canon's equipment. This is a good thread of information we have all contributed if some new Canon user hops along and wanna seek info on the comparison between L and non L glass. It's still a monetary investment in the 4 digit region (brand new).
Hope you are well furnished with the info you want such that it can help you arrive at some decisions on your photography road map.
Keep shooting and things will fall in place thereafter.
but after reading this, i concluded something (that many might want to argue)
1) those buy L lens are really serious in the photography works.. so nothing is compromised
2) then some buy L lens purely to boost up ego.. haha..as in "Feel more pro"
no offence hor..
Weather sealing, faster AF, better optics & colors, better build, faster lens in its class. Thats L for you.
Usually they do not overlap, i.e, you will not find a 50/1.4L and 50/1.4 non L. Some might think half a stop of aperture does not justify the high difference in price for the 50L. The fact is so many other factors like build, color, optics, af all comes into play.
Of course, that does not mean a non-L lens is shabby. the 100mm macro is known for its sharpness and the ef-s 17-55 is known to be the L lens in disguise.
α350 | α 16-80 CZ | 70-300G SSM | 50 f1.4 | 135 f1.8 CZ
For a newbie, you don't need an L lens unless your current lens doesn't provide you with what you need. Just for general information, some L's are really sharp, some are worth every penny while some are really ridiculously expensive. There is no one size fits all answer. Before buying a lens, you have to decide:
1. The focal length: Wide? Tele? Macro? Prime? Zoom?
2. Max aperture size: f/2.8? f/4?
3. Sharpness: Very sharp corner to corner?
4. Build quality: Metal? Plastic?
5. Price: Meet your budget?
There are cheaper alternatives to L lenses out there. You just have to go research on it. Some people don't like to waste time combing through pages of information and just buy the L while some love to scrutinise every detail or aspect of the lens. If you need to buy a lens, think about the stuff I mentioned above. It will certainly help you find what you need rather than blindly buying something just because of its branding.
Hope that helps. Cheers!
PS: Oh one more thing. After buying the lens of your dream, don't ever come back to this thread again. Instead post your pictures at the gallery section.