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Where are the 24mm F2.8 IS reviews?

 
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Jul 09, 2012 02:50 |  #1

I thought the 24mm F2.8 IS is already in stock. How come I can't seem to find a good review about this lens?

Any body has any source? Thanks.


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Jul 09, 2012 03:48 |  #2

LensRentals reviewed the 24 and 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses here (external link).


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Jul 09, 2012 03:57 |  #3

macroimage wrote in post #14690595 (external link)
LensRentals reviewed the 24 and 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses here (external link).

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Jul 09, 2012 04:52 |  #4

So far all the reviews I've seen have been incredibly short along the lines of "How much?? Like f$ck I'm getting that!!" :D


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Jul 09, 2012 05:53 |  #5

I think the in depth reviews will really make or break these lenses. With just average reviews, no one will be buying.




  
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Jul 13, 2012 12:59 |  #6

Given the almost complete lack of postings on this new lens, I'm concluding no one is buying them. Hopefully this will lead to a price decrease to $550 and then they become interesting propositions... I'd also like to see some reviews...


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Jul 13, 2012 16:33 |  #7

Wissigle wrote in post #14711864 (external link)
Given the almost complete lack of postings on this new lens, I'm concluding no one is buying them. Hopefully this will lead to a price decrease to $550 and then they become interesting propositions... I'd also like to see some reviews...

I was just thinking that, when I saw this thread a minute ago...no one's posting, therefore, no one's buying it.

I think it'll either send a message to Canon to lower the price *OR* to update other lenses. I don't get the wisdom (or lack thereof) of updating two lenses so close to each other, while leaving other lenses in dire need of updating in the line-up completely untouched...


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Jul 13, 2012 20:03 |  #8

Why would anybody buy these lenses?


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Jul 14, 2012 02:15 |  #9

smorter wrote in post #14713472 (external link)
Why would anybody buy these lenses?

I wouldn't, that's why I am asking for review to see why does it worth $900.

I am in need of a 24mm prime, or wider.


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Jul 14, 2012 02:57 |  #10

smorter wrote in post #14713472 (external link)
Why would anybody buy these lenses?

Its one of those things where If you have to ask... you probably don't get it.

You know, some people don't understand why some [Sports] cars come with a manual transmission....


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Jul 14, 2012 06:52 as a reply to  @ pyrojim's post |  #11

FM Reviews - Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM (external link)

To me it's aimed at the video shooters who need IS. I've got no interest.


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Jul 14, 2012 07:26 |  #12

They are strange additions to the lineup for sure.

As mentioned, target for the video crowd, but is there really that big a market for them?

It's the price that is killer - at least the 40mm pancake, which is by all accounts, not that interesting a focal length or aperture, is dirt cheap and sharp as a tack.




  
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Jul 14, 2012 09:02 |  #13

pyrojim wrote in post #14714582 (external link)
Its one of those things where If you have to ask... you probably don't get it.

You know, some people don't understand why some [Sports] cars come with a manual transmission....

You're right, I don't get it...hence why I asked the question

I'm not sure I understand how your analogy relates to. People want sports cars with manual transmission so that they have more control over the gear shift and gives them more of a raw, in control, driving experience. And having manual transmission gives you something that Automatic can't give you. The difference with photography lenses, is that you can always choose to lock your zoom lens at 24/28mm if you want that same "feel" of using a prime...so not sure how being FORCED to use 24/28mm is beneficial at any level?

I'm not sure how paying $$$$$ for a prime lens, crippled at f/2.8 which is, let's face it, ridiculously slow for a normal prime, and is priced as much as a 100mm f/2.8L IS lens (which is itself overpriced but a far superior lens). WTF?


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Jul 14, 2012 09:05 |  #14

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I wouldn't, that's why I am asking for review to see why does it worth $900.

I am in need of a 24mm prime, or wider.

Yeah same, sorry I didn't mean to address the question at you, I was just asking in general - why would anyone want this lens?

Video seems like a reasonable answer, but still seems a bit strange


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Jul 14, 2012 09:52 as a reply to  @ smorter's post |  #15

at this price point, it doesn't make sense, i would rather go for a full manual lens with large aperture than with IS (which is cheaper) if i were to use it for video.


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