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Canon 24 2.8 IS & 28 2.8 - Has anyone tried one of these?

 
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Sep 30, 2012 11:16 |  #1

Just curious, I don't think any less has received less talk. I am sure someone got one?


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Sep 30, 2012 13:22 |  #2

this is the only thing i've read about them...when they came out i didn't see who would buy one
http://www.lensrentals​.com …id-they-do-that#more-7786 (external link)


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Sep 30, 2012 13:25 |  #3

Kai at DigitalRev (external link) has reviewed the 24mm IS.


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Sep 30, 2012 13:28 |  #4

IMO it's a video lens. I'm guessing the samples from the test charts come back soft.




  
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Sep 30, 2012 13:39 |  #5

ZachOly wrote in post #15061417 (external link)
IMO it's a video lens. I'm guessing the samples from the test charts come back soft.

the 24mm doesn't seem to be that soft...it's sharper than the 24L at anything faster than f2.8 on the L(but the L can actually do faster)
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it's just a relatively slow expensive lens...if it was half the price people would probably buy it...


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Sep 30, 2012 15:23 |  #6

I have used both the new 24 and 28 lenses at weddings, for stills (not video). I love them because they are small and sharp. That is really the point of these lenses: small and sharp. Plus image stabilization, which is mainly for video, but helps for stills too. They focus quickly and quietly. The 28 is especially useful for people photography, the 24 more for landscape & architecture. They both vignette a lot wide open, but it's not too much for my taste (kind of like it sometimes), and the vignette is largely gone by f/4. With new cameras that offer great high ISO ability, these f/2.8 lenses don't feel that "slow" anymore. I know that some may ask, "Why not just use an f/2.8 zoom then?" And the answer is, f/2.8 zooms are much bigger & heavier. I like zooms too, but sometimes it's nice to "shrink" a big heavy camera by putting a small prime on it.




  
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Sep 30, 2012 22:19 as a reply to  @ Zlatko Batistich's post |  #7

I'm using the 24mm IS on a crop camera (40D), while still pondering an upgrade to FF.
Like others, I bought it mainly for its compact size.
(And yes, I wish it was cheaper).

Overall, I'm happy with the sharpness, color rendition, and the compact size.
The 24/2.8 IS has a min focusing distance of 20cm, so it's usefull as a semi-macro as well.

Here are two snaps from the Monterey Bay Aquarium (at f/2.8 and f3.2).
Great place, btw, and the lighting is perfect for photos ;).

IMAGE: http://ic2.pbase.com/o3/17/716817/1/146281233.VVIAJLrn.IMG_6868.jpg


IMAGE: http://ic2.pbase.com/o3/17/716817/1/146281238.Jc1N6J2L.IMG_6882.jpg



  
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Oct 11, 2012 10:55 |  #8

I really like that leafy seadragon picture.


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Oct 11, 2012 11:03 |  #9

Beautiful captures, i need to head down there with my camera.


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