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Tim Snider
Comment on the Canon J series vs. YJ lenses
on Oct 15, 2005 at 5:38:48 am

Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a used SD lens for my SDX900. For those of you that have experience with both the Canon YJ and J series lenses, a couple of questions:

1. Is the imaging noticeably better with the J series lenses?
2. If so, do you feel it's worth the additional expense?
3. Any comments on the super-wide J11ax4.5 lens?

Thanks so much.
Tim



Tim Snider
Deja View Media, Inc.


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Steve Wargo
Re: Comment on the Canon J series vs. YJ lenses
on Oct 16, 2005 at 4:08:56 am

We have a Canon 11x4.7 lens for our HD F-900 camera. It allows us to shoot in a 10 x 10 room, a motor vehicle, an elevator, almost anywhere.

A lot of people skimp on their lenses because they don't see a difference. If you hook up to a top of the line monitor with YUV cables, you will definitly see the improvement in picture quality, increased light, and the ability to fine focus.

We paid $26,000 for our lens. I'm sure that yours will be less.

While you're testing lenses, try out some primes.

Steve Wargo


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Tim Snider
Re: Comment on the Canon J series vs. YJ lenses
on Oct 16, 2005 at 12:26:35 pm

Steve, thanks for the recommendation.

A follow-up question. In the situations where you want to create a shallow DOF (interview, close-up, etc.), is the focal length long enough further into the lens to create that?

Thanks again,
Tim



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Steve Wargo
Re: Comment on the Canon J series vs. YJ lenses
on Nov 1, 2005 at 2:50:56 am

With the super wide glass, you can knock out the background by moving about 15" from your subject. Not like Panavision, but noticable.

SW


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