ed rader wrote in post #15457807
sure did. the 28 f2.8 IS is $619 shipped at BH. i figure anything under $700 is a good price for the 35mm f2 IS. i'll put it this way i much rather have this prime than the 24-105L.
I don't believe we can really say that their price has really gone down if we're only talking about a (theoretically time-limited) rebate. Their rebate still seem to be higher than those offered for primes in a similar price range, so that might be saying something about how many they've sold (i.e. one of these two has a rebate of 150$, same as the 100L, despite having a base price that is roughly 200$ lower). Still, that would be an indication that Canon has realized they've made a mistake in pricing these lenses, and might be trying to correct it over the mid-term.
That being said, I quite liked your image samples from the 35 f/2 IS, and will definitely consider it when I'll be shopping for a 35mm.
Now that I'm typing the message, I can't remember if you're shooting on FF or crop, but are noticing a lot of vignetting? Is it really that softer than the Sigma 35 (when pixel peeping I mean )?