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| p.4 #1 · Lenses you've re-purchased? |
Well, I broke my string of not re-purchasing!
I saw a great deal on the inexpensive EF 28-135 IS and had to buy it. My reasoning was the price first ($170 shipped), and acting as a no-fault throwaway if damaged.
Turns out this is a very good copy -- center is super sharp (edges are sad as you would expect). Even wide open the center is usable. f/8 makes the lens pretty nice throughout the entire focal range. The IS archaic, but still, I can shoot 1/60 at 135mm, no problem, and that's something! And the rendition has pretty good contrast and color.
I sold this lens over 5 years ago, after owning since about 2000. Back then I didn't know any better, and this was one of the first lenses I actually scrutinized and tested, along with the 75-300 IS, both found wanting.
Anyhow, I'm glad I got this lens. Shooting on 1D2 showed the soft edges gone compared to full frame -- the lens looks really good! Plus, as I'd hoped, LR4 has cleaned the CA and its lens profile is awesome -- things that really limited the original lens I had, using DPP to PP. So, LR has saved me money, or rather, made a cheap lens into a usable lens.
The only problem -- the lens has now caused me to buy a used 1D3 to improve the IQ of the APS-H format from the 1D2! There goes another $1000! Ha-ha! (I hope Dan doesn't read this, even though I'm buying in a retro gear-head direction!).