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Thinking of getting the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

 
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Jun 08, 2014 10:47 |  #16

kipliq wrote in post #15831734 (external link)
Thanks for all your help, I'm taking everything into my decisions. I like the 24-105 on trips and walking around. I'm looking for more a night lens/small setup. I've been looking at the 28/35mm now not sure what to get. A program I use said I use more the 30 to 50mm range the most. I understand what your saying LostArk and appreciated all comments.

I am interested in what program you are referring to when you said " A program I use said I use more the 30 to 50mm range the most"




  
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Jun 08, 2014 12:07 |  #17

gjleighton wrote in post #16959028 (external link)
I am interested in what program you are referring to when you said " A program I use said I use more the 30 to 50mm range the most"

Not sure what he was talking about but you can download 'exposure plot' and it will graph your shots based on ISO, FL, shutter speed, aperture etc.


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Jun 08, 2014 12:11 |  #18

LostArk wrote in post #15816275 (external link)
If your budget would allow, the 24L would be a much, much better choice. The 24 IS is only a marginal upgrade over the 24-105 in terms of center sharpness, and only one stop faster (keeping in mind the 24-105 also has IS).

If I were you I'd sell the 24-105 and get the 24L, especially if you find yourself mostly using 24mm.

You already have 40mm and 100mm primes so you wouldn't really be losing any coverage.

This doesn't jive with the reviews I've read. The 24mm 2.8 IS has had some great reviews. I know the digilloyd website (the definitive website on Zeiss lenses) preferred the Canon to the Zeiss 25mm 2.8. And the fact that it was as good or better than the Zeiss 21mm in a comparison is really saying something. For using such a wide angle lens, 1.4 doesn't mean much to me. I'll take the Canon 24mm 2.8 IS with it's smaller lighter size and IS over the much more expensive 24L anyday.

As far as the other 2 wide IS Canon lenses, I have the 28mm and love it and will eventually get the highly rated 35mm f2.




  
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Jun 08, 2014 13:55 |  #19

kipliq wrote in post #15831734 (external link)
Thanks for all your help, I'm taking everything into my decisions. I like the 24-105 on trips and walking around. I'm looking for more a night lens/small setup. I've been looking at the 28/35mm now not sure what to get. A program I use said I use more the 30 to 50mm range the most. I understand what your saying LostArk and appreciated all comments.

If 30-50mm really is the range you use the most, consider either the 24-70 II f/2.8 or the 24-70 f/4 with IS. I would be leery of spending $1700 or so for the 24 mm L; many reviews of this lens seem to indicate focusing issues with crop cameras. Your mileage may vary, but if you must have a prime in that focal length I would lean towards the 24 mm f/2.8 with IS.


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Jun 08, 2014 16:06 |  #20

I picked up a used 4 month old 28/1.8 for £300 for a lighter wider lens for occasional landscapes mainly when I don't want to be carry loads of kit about. Can't fault it one bit aside from the obvious fact it's not as wide as 17mm but then again, who says all land/seascape shots have to be ultrawide.....?? It's damn sharp too & I don't miss IS personally ;)


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Jun 08, 2014 19:48 as a reply to  @ LeeRatters's post |  #21

I have the 24 and 35 IS and they are two Lens I wouldn't trade or sell.


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Jun 08, 2014 20:33 |  #22

gjleighton wrote in post #16959028 (external link)
I am interested in what program you are referring to when you said " A program I use said I use more the 30 to 50mm range the most"

Lightroom allows you to sort by lens and focal length used.


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Jun 10, 2014 13:54 |  #23

2cruise wrote in post #16959930 (external link)
I have the 24 and 35 IS and they are two Lens I wouldn't trade or sell.

I'll second that! I have the 24/35 IS combo with my 6D and combined with a 70-200 f/4, it makes a rather small and lightweight travel kit. I've just added the Rokinon 14/2.8 to my kit for an upcoming trip out west and I think I have the perfect walkaround/landscape setup.

The 24 is a rockstar and the 35 is marginally better than that. The IS is amazing for video and both lenses are killer. My wife has the older 24/2.8 Non-IS and it's a good lens as well, but the new one just pops...




  
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Jun 10, 2014 17:50 |  #24

For me, these small IS primes are one of the finest lenses in Canon lineup. I have 35, it's great and i'm waiting for 50/2 IS for some closeup shots. I was concidering 24 or 28, but i have a TS-E at that range and 20, 21 and 28 for Sony A7 right now, so it looks like i've lost interest.

Zooms can be nice, the 24-105 and 24-70/4 are astonishing and versatile but they are quite heavy so you don't have so much joy after hours of shooting.


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Jun 10, 2014 21:06 |  #25

_igi wrote in post #16963966 (external link)
...and i'm waiting for 50/2 IS for some closeup shots.

I'm waiting for the same thing. I'm hoping they'll release it this year as I really like the 50mm focal length, but I don't want to spend $900-1500 on a 50mm lens. I don't care too much for the current 1.8 II or the 1.4 (I've got both, but both just sit unused). I'd love it if Canon could combine the 50/1.4 and the 50/2.5 Macro into a 50mm f/2 IS Macro. I'd snap it up in a minute, especially if it fell into the $500-600 mark like the current 24/28/35 IS lenses.

_igi wrote in post #16963966 (external link)
Zooms can be nice, the 24-105 and 24-70/4 are astonishing and versatile but they are quite heavy so you don't have so much joy after hours of shooting.

I had the 24-105 and the 24-70 and I wouldn't say either one of them were "astonishing" although versatile is probably the most appropriate adjective. They cover a wide range of focal lengths in a fairly compact package with IS and a decent semi-fast aperture. And they come in at a fraction of the cost of their 2.8 counterparts (the 24-70 I and II).

I used the 24-70/4 L IS on a garden tour back in May and it was nice, but in those shady gardens and porches, I kept finding myself reaching for f/2.8, even with IS. Also, the 24-105 suffers from considerable amounts of distortion at the 24 end. My copy of the 24-70 f/4 was considerably better and if I had to pick a small, lightweight daylight zoom, that would be the one.

But the 24/28/35 IS lenses are really hard to beat. I'd put mine up against a 24/1.4 L any day at comparable apertures. With the 24/2.8 IS being as good as it is, I see no need for the 1.4 unless you find yourself in extreme low light situations and NEED to shoot that 1.4 all the time. I'm never impressed with these super fast lenses wide open anyway, though so it doesn't really matter to me if they're 1.4 or 1.2 or 1.0 or whatever.




  
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Jun 10, 2014 22:26 |  #26

Large apertures are nice, but you can't always shoot large aperture. This is when the IS really kicks goals. I have the 28 km IS, and love it. As others have mentioned, you can't beat the small size, light weight & fantastic image quality all in such a small package. Especially on a 6D. Only reason I don't have the 24 IS is because I have the older 24 non IS.




  
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Jun 12, 2014 21:50 |  #27

ed rader wrote in post #15825468 (external link)
and the smallest is the 28 2.8 IS. besides the IS and sharpness the size really appeals to me in comparison to L lenses. the 28 is also the least expensive.

This is good to know, since I'm considering either the 24 IS or 28 IS for a SL1. The whole reason for me wanting the SL1 is the small size.

I'm leaning towards the 28 since it will fit my shooting style better.


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