L Series Lens

When photographers think of the L series lens they know that it's a professional grade lens in the EF lens line up. There are many different focal lengthscanon fisheye lens l series and angled lenses in the Canon L series lens list that are crafted for different special types of photography. And most photographers will invest in a quality lens that will fit the need of what they shoot the most of; whether it sports or landscapes. And most likely; that lens very seldom would be taken off the front of the camera. I myself will adapt to doing most of my photography with my most expensive lens, but there are times I just can't make that lens work for every situation. So now I have my second most expensive lens to the other shots; but I purchased it with a lot of thought in mind, on what situations my second lens would cover that my other one wouldn't. If you ask; why use an L series lens when there are so many cheaper lenses available, even third-party lenses for fare less money. Professional photographers want to produce the highest quality images they can, those images must not only be composed well; the color, sharpness and color rendition of the image. Photographs by professional photographers must meet the customers' highest expectation.

Canon L series lens has a Fluorite element that refracts the colors as the light passes through the lens, just like light passing through a prism. What this does is moves the colors closer together as the light passes through the fluorite lens or lens element; which makes chromatic aberration much easier. This gives you a much sharper photograph, than a lens with just the ultra-low dispersion glass. Fluorite is crystals; that need to be ground just like a glass element, but takes four times longer to grind, making the fluorite element an expensive process for the L series lens. These fine lenses also have an A-spherical-Element also; which is like a flat normal lens with a slight raise to the middle, not visible to the eye. This element helps to compensate for distortion in wide-angle lenses and eliminate spherical aberrations in lenses that have large maximum apertures. Canon also uses ultra-low dispersion glass and Super-ultra-low dispersion glass in the L lens to correct chromatic aberrations.

The Canon L Series Lens list might have some of the most expensive lens you might buy; you must also consider they are the best quality lenses you'll purchase for your profession. The professional series lenses; are such a good investment for a photographers who relies on great photographs to make a living, it would be a shame to trust your future to a lesser quality lens. The L series or Luxury series, some call it can be identified by a red ring around the front of the lens. Some of these lens; such as the telephoto in the professional series will probably be white in color, to reduce heat transfer from the sun on hot days, but they too will have the red ring on the front. If you're looking to be a successful photographer, don't park a Ford Focus in front of your Mercedes-Benz.

Article by Alan Slagle

Canon Lens Production 1

Making of Canon L Series 500mm F4L IS USM. Part 1 of 3 in the production of expensive camera gear. L series is Canon's Premium lens line featuring fluorite lenses. IS refers to Image Stabilzation build into the lens, and USM refers to Ultrasonic Motor drive that makes focusing faster than older systems.

Canon Lens Production 2

Making of Canon L Series 500mm F4L IS USM. Part 2 of 3 in the production of expensive camera gear. L series is Canon's Premium lens line featuring fluorite lenses. IS refers to Image Stabilzation build into the lens, and USM refers to Ultrasonic Motor drive that makes focusing faster than older systems. Currently I'm using a Rebel XT, although I'm thinking of upgrading to an XTi or 5DMk2. This 500 with the New 5D would be a sweet combination.

Canon Lens Production 3

Making of Canon L Series 500mm F4L IS USM. Part 3 of 3 in the production of expensive camera gear. L series is Canon's Premium lens line featuring fluorite lenses. IS refers to Image Stabilzation build into the lens, and USM refers to Ultrasonic Motor drive that makes focusing faster than older systems. Currently I'm using a Rebel XT, although I'm thinking of upgrading to an XTi or 5DMk2. This 500 with the New 5D would be a sweet combination.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

 

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens is a peerless standard lens for Canon digital SLR cameras. The lens is suitable for any shooting situation, with a lens coating and construction type that are optimized to minimize the ghosting and flare that frequently occurs when lenses are used with digital cameras.

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