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Jan 06, 2013 17:08 |  #1

Has anyone tried this lens yet? I love my two primes, not only because they are fast, but because they are light. The older I get, the heavier all of this equipment becomes. I usually keep the 50mm f/1.4 on my camera, but sometimes it is not wide enough.

I have highly debated getting the Tamron 28mm-75mm f/2.8 but lack of IS and the weight stops me. The 24mm-105mm is rarely used, due to the weight. It seems that the 35mm would probably be just about right for an everyday lens, it would be fast and it has IS. I did have the 28mm f/1.8 for my crop camera, but didn't care for it on the full frame. Anxious to see some thoughts and photos from this lens, the specs look pretty good.

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Jan 06, 2013 17:11 |  #2

Love light weight lens?, get the pancake. You won't be dissapointed.


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Jan 06, 2013 17:16 |  #3

vaflower wrote in post #15453355 (external link)
Love light weight lens?, get the pancake. You won't be dissapointed.

I do and I have thought about it - but not sure about it. I see you have the 24mm IS -how do you like that one?


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Jan 06, 2013 17:17 |  #4

Do you normally shoot at less than 1/30 shutter speed at 35mm? If the answer is no, then I don't know how much the IS will help.


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Jan 06, 2013 17:39 |  #5

tkbslc wrote in post #15453387 (external link)
Do you normally shoot at less than 1/30 shutter speed at 35mm? If the answer is no, then I don't know how much the IS will help.

No, I normally shoot faster than that. Maybe IS is more of a security blanket to me...

But if I am shooting at 1/50 or something, I DO NOT need IS? Thanks.


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Jan 06, 2013 17:41 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #6

I have the non-IS and have never found myself wanting for IS at this focal length. Save the money and weight and get the non-IS, or go for the Sigma 35/1.4.




  
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Jan 06, 2013 17:43 |  #7

michgirl wrote in post #15453472 (external link)
No, I normally shoot faster than that. Maybe IS is more of a security blanket to me...

But if I am shooting at 1/50 or something, I DO NOT need IS? Thanks.

Depends on how steady your hands are. Mine aren't.:confused:


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Jan 06, 2013 17:45 as a reply to  @ michgirl's post |  #8

I have the lens in my possession. I'll post some pictures and thoughts later. IS allows you to shoot in low light with more DOF and lower ISO. Knuckleheads will never understand that or else they will claim not to :-).


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Jan 06, 2013 17:51 |  #9

cdm23 wrote in post #15453478 (external link)
I have the non-IS and have never found myself wanting for IS at this focal length. Save the money and weight and get the non-IS, or go for the Sigma 35/1.4.

Some people will prefer 4-stops of IS to one stop of light.


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Jan 06, 2013 18:03 |  #10

ed rader wrote in post #15453489 (external link)
I have the lens in my possession. I'll post some pictures and thoughts later. IS allows you to shoot in low light with more DOF and lower ISO. Knuckleheads will never understand that or else they will claim not to :-).

Looking forward to your thoughts and pictures. Thanks a bunch!


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Jan 06, 2013 18:38 |  #11

michgirl wrote in post #15453555 (external link)
Looking forward to your thoughts and pictures. Thanks a bunch!

no problem. the lens is a rental and i have to return it tomorrow. i haven't gotten to use it as much as i wanted to but i think i have enough information for me to make a decision and maybe you too. i'll get some night shots tonight and then post samples and thoughts tonight or tomorrow.


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Jan 06, 2013 19:19 |  #12

michgirl wrote in post #15453382 (external link)
I do and I have thought about it - but not sure about it. I see you have the 24mm IS -how do you like that one?

I like my 24 IS quite a lot. Great color and clarity, nothing to complain about IQ. I was excited to see the pictures shot with it even in an an overcast, winter day. The handling is great too.

Given the price point now, i can recommend it without any reserve if you like the focal length.


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Jan 06, 2013 19:22 |  #13

michgirl wrote in post #15453472 (external link)
No, I normally shoot faster than that. Maybe IS is more of a security blanket to me...

But if I am shooting at 1/50 or something, I DO NOT need IS? Thanks.

I can shoot 1/30 without IS, but not everyone can do that.


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Jan 06, 2013 19:42 |  #14

ed rader wrote in post #15453682 (external link)
no problem. the lens is a rental and i have to return it tomorrow. i haven't gotten to use it as much as i wanted to but i think i have enough information for me to make a decision and maybe you too. i'll get some night shots tonight and then post samples and thoughts tonight or tomorrow.

Interested in hearing your thoughts.


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Jan 06, 2013 19:55 |  #15

vaflower wrote in post #15453850 (external link)
I like my 24 IS quite a lot. Great color and clarity, nothing to complain about IQ. I was excited to see the pictures shot with it even in an an overcast, winter day. The handling is great too.

Given the price point now, i can recommend it without any reserve if you like the focal length.

I am glad to hear that you really like it. The 24mm might be too wide for me, but am interested in the performance of this new line of lens. Thanks for letting me know.


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