Thursday, March 20, 2008

Quest for ever sharper images leads to new camera and lens

In a previous post, Patience is a Virtue, I talked about postponing my purchase of a Canon EOS 5D for a month. Since that post, I've obtained another "L" series lens which I've used at two events: an appearance by Livewire Dance Band at Club 88 in February (the other lens I used was the Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Autofocus Lens) and at Gateway to India - a Fundraiser for the California Shakespeare Theater where it was the only lens I used. The lens I'm favoring is the Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM Autofocus Lens.

Well now the Canon EOS 5D is on its way to my door along with another "L" series lens - the Canon EF 24-105mm f4.0L IS USM lens (replaces my Canon EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM lens). This lens isn't meant for my Canon EOS 30D as I primarily shoot existing light and it's not a fast lens - it's meant to deliver even sharper daylight images for gardens and beachscapes. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll post some side-by-side shots (same aperture, shutter speed, ISO) of the different lenses and the two cameras for true non-L versus L lens comparisons and EOS 30D versus EOS 5D.