Welcome to Michael’s Blog!

Welcome to Michael's blog. Michael Andrew, (aka Michael The Maven) is a freelance producer, photography instructor, tech innovator, and when needed, disaster aid specialist. Disclaimer: Michael is a participant in Bhphoto & Amazon affiliate programs that provides an advertising commission if you purchase through links on this website.


Viewing one post  |  view all recent posts

10.26.19         photography  

Canon 90D M6ii Lenses - Which have enough Resolving Power? Which Do not?


See list of lenses below the video.

A couple side notes because of so many questions I am getting about this:

1. Many of these lenses have been confirmed in our FB group: Michael's Canon 90D FB Group

2. If a lens isn't on this list, I strongly recommend searching our facebook group for the name of the list to see examples: Michael's Canon 90D Facebook Users Group

3. The general rule of thumb is that if it is both an older lens and a zoom lens, it might have issues. Older lenses mean the design of the lens is greater than 10 years. Most newer zooms and primes seem to do better generally but there are some exceptions.



The Canon 90D Sensor (and M6II) have a pixel pitch of about 3.2 microns, which means lenses used will likely need to have better resolving power than the list Canon Recommended for the 5Ds and 5DSR:

Canon's Lens Recommendations For the 5DS and 5DSR. I have added a couple to this list that should have enough:

Confirmed = Multiple Users have demonstrated with images on our FB group
Unconfirmed = Verbal Only from different sources
50/50- Some good, some bad examples from the FB group, might come down to the copy you have or how stopped down your aperture is.
Italics = Likely /Likely Not (Depending on list) based on MTF Charts

Zoom Lenses

EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM (Confirmed)
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM (Confirmed)
EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM (This is the more expensive white lens)
EF 70-300mm 4-5.6 (50/50 - This is the much more affordable black lens, which several different models over the years. That said, Ive seen some good ones and soft ones across all models, It might come down to the copy you have, the newer copies do much better. Please carefully check the FB group for examples.)
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM (Confirmed)
EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x

Wide angle fixed focal lenses

TS-E 17mm f/4L
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM - Confirmed
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Standard fixed focal length lenses

EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
EF 50mm f/1.8 II
EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

Telephoto fixed focal length lenses

EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
EF 85mm f1.4 USM
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM - (Yes, but has a communication bug with the 90D in many cases)
TS-E 90mm f/2.8
EF 100mm f/2 USM
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM (Confirmed)
EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM (Confirmed)
EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

Canon APS-C Lenses

APSC Zooms

Canon 10-18 4.5-5.6- Good, Not Great, better when stopped down.
Canon 17-55 2.8 EF-S (We've seen good and bad examples, does better stopped down & might come down to lens copy. I prefer the Sigma 18-35 1.8)
Canon 15-85 3.5-5.6 -(Confirmed)
Canon 18-135 3.5-5.6 (Confirmed) - Good, Not Stellar
Canon 55-250 f4-5.6 (Confirmed- Get the newer version)


APSC Primes
Canon EF-S 24 STM (Confirmed)
Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM (uncomfirmed)
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM (Confirmed)

Third Party Lenses that Seem to be Working Well:

Wides:
- Sigma 18-35 1.8 (Confirmed)
- Tokina 11-20 2.8 (Some users love it, but may have Chromatic Aberration issues)
-Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II

Normal:
- Sigma 17-50 2.8 (50/50 - Many are happy with it)
- Tamron 24-70 Di VC USD G2 (Decent but, Much better stopped down)

Telephoto:

Sigma 50-100 1.8 (Confirmed)
Sigma 100-400 f/5-6.3 C (Confirmed)
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (confirmed) - Though in two cases needed to be micro adjusted
Tamron SP DI VC USD 150-600 G2 (Confirmed)
Sigma 150-600 Contemporary Lens - We have seen both good and bad examples of it. Might come down to lens copy / if it is micro adjusted.
Sigma 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM - Ive only seen a few examples from this lens. One of the images was not good, the other was acceptable. Not enough data to say for sure either way. Super zooms tend to struggle more with very tight pixel density.

Lenses That Do Not Seem to have Enough Resolving Power

Wide Angle

- Canon 10-22 3.5-4.5 (Not Good)

Zoom Lenses
- Tamron 16-300 3.5-6.3 Confirmed Low Resolving
- Tamron 18-270 (No)
- Tamron 18-400 (*We have seen both good and bad images with it, seems like a good copy will work, better when stopped down)
- Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC (50/50)
- Canon 24-70 2.8 I - (Not Great)
- Canon 24-105 f4, V1 is far worse, V2 is better but may come down to copy.
- Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6 v1 (very soft at the 400mm Focal Length)(Confirmed Low Resolving) - this is one of the worst

Primes-
- 400 5.6 - 50/50

Feel free to leave links in the comments that demonstrate good or bad samples and I will add them

blog stats
posts: 4,698
comments: 12,306
visits:
archive by month
2021:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october
2020:   january  february  march  may  june  july  august  october  november  december
2019:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2018:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2017:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2016:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2015:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2014:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2013:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2012:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2011:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2010:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2009:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2008:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2007:   january  july  august  september  october  november  december
Maven Adapter - Sky Cam ConnectorMichael Andrew Lollipops | Photoshop Action SetPhotography Lighting Crash CourseCanon 600EX-RT Speedlite Crash CourseCanon Speedlite Crash Course DVDNikon D5300 Crash Course DownloadCanon 5Diii Crash Course Training VideoMichael Andrew Maui Desktop WallpaperBusiness Crash Course For PhotographersBH PhotoDigital Photography Crash Course DVDNikon D7100 Crash Course Training Tutorial VideoMA- Maui Screen Savers 2009Advanced Photography Techniques Lessons DVDCanon 6D Crash Course Tutorial Training VideoPaintballer ProPhotoshop Crash Course DVD Beginner Lessons