Upload & Sell: On
Thanks Michael. I read that you were keeping your new 40/2.8 STM and selling the 45 TS-E. I still have both, and will probably keep both -- they are both so different, even though the new 40 is great. I'll soon be doing a second round of direct comparisons of these two for evaluation.
Ha-ha! You and I seem to be tracking similar on the glass! I have the 100L as well, and have a tough time choosing which to use sometimes. I love the TS and beautiful edge fall-off of the 90. I also love the AF/IS and ultra-crisp detail of the 100L. There isn't much overlap, except focal length -- I know that sounds trite, but there is a difference in the images. To make matters more complex, I have an older Leica R 100/4 Macro (non-bellows) and that lens also wonderful image quality, different that the other two. I'll probably sell the Leica, but keep the two Canon's. There will likely be another need, and I would regret not having them, or worse, having to buy them again at higher prices.
Yes, that reverse tilt is awesome -- really throws the upper background out of focus, as well as upper head and lower torso -- really concentrates attention on the the thin somewhat horizontal band. BTW -- I only adjusted exposure and color balance a bit on these, otherwise its all LR4 defaults on sharpening, noise and CA.
I have been cutting down my stock of lenses, having just sold a few Contax Zeiss and some Nikon AF D and G. A few more will go, as I'm finding I consolidate more and more back toward Canon.