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Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

 
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Jan 18, 2013 15:39 |  #121

That settles it. I'm selling my 35L for this guy.



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Jan 22, 2013 08:36 |  #122

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After LOTS of research, comparing the Sigma 35 with the new Canon 35 with IS, I ruled them both out. The Sigma is probably heavier than I want and the Canon 35mm f/2 IS still has a pretty hefty price tag.

So I decided to go with the 28mm f/2.8 IS (!) instead. Just ordered it from Amazon where this lens runs $80 less than Adorama and B&H. It is also $230.00 less than the Canon 35mm. I have read some reviews and viewed sample images and it seems very sharp. Will share pictures when it arrives. I think I made the right choice for my needs. :-)

Got the 28mm IS and it is VERY nice - it showed more detail in my close-ups than any other lens I own. Color great and everything, however I am returning this lens. I really think I want the 35mm version and I can do away with my 50mm f/1.4. Will patiently wait and hope price breaks a little and see more images shared.

If the 35mm is as sharp and clear as the 28mm, it will be worth the wait.


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Jan 22, 2013 09:02 |  #123

michgirl wrote in post #15519361 (external link)
Got the 28mm IS and it is VERY nice - it showed more detail in my close-ups than any other lens I own. Color great and everything, however I am returning this lens. I really think I want the 35mm version and I can do away with my 50mm f/1.4. Will patiently wait and hope price breaks a little and see more images shared.

If the 35mm is as sharp and clear as the 28mm, it will be worth the wait.

Pity. Was hoping to see some sample shots. Could you post some before returning this gem?




  
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Jan 22, 2013 09:05 |  #124

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Canon always adds around 500 bucks to any short lens they stabilize :D so ancient 35 + 500 bucks = 800+ bucks.

That's the one thing that frosts me about Canon - they can put out a 18-55 IS or 55-250 IS lens for $200 total if they want, but to *add* IS they jack the price up $560 over the non-IS version (based on current B&H prices). IMHO all of the new realtively slow IS primes (24mm, 28mm, 35mm) are insanely overpriced.


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Jan 22, 2013 09:10 |  #125

jrbdmb wrote in post #15519480 (external link)
That's the one thing that frosts me about Canon - they can put out a 18-55 IS or 55-250 IS lens for $200 total if they want, but to *add* IS they jack the price up $560 over the non-IS version (based on current B&H prices). IMHO all of the new realtively slow IS primes (24mm, 28mm, 35mm) are insanely overpriced.

I dont think they have just added IS, the lenses have had a overhaul as well.
The old 35/f2 never had USM for a start.


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Jan 22, 2013 09:40 |  #126

jrbdmb wrote in post #15519480 (external link)
That's the one thing that frosts me about Canon - they can put out a 18-55 IS or 55-250 IS lens for $200 total if they want, but to *add* IS they jack the price up $560 over the non-IS version (based on current B&H prices). IMHO all of the new realtively slow IS primes (24mm, 28mm, 35mm) are insanely overpriced.

This is obviously an opinion of someone judging a lens on paper and simple specification.
All new primes have new and excellent optics. They are perhaps expensive at the introduction (which lenses aren't ?), but in my opinion, the updated optics + 4-stop IS deserve to command twice the price of older versions.

I have 24 2.8 IS and with it and the pancake, I don't see the need for the expensive Canon 24-70 2.8.


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Jan 22, 2013 17:16 |  #127

michgirl wrote in post #15519361 (external link)
Got the 28mm IS and it is VERY nice - it showed more detail in my close-ups than any other lens I own. Color great and everything, however I am returning this lens. I really think I want the 35mm version and I can do away with my 50mm f/1.4. Will patiently wait and hope price breaks a little and see more images shared.

If the 35mm is as sharp and clear as the 28mm, it will be worth the wait.

Does the 28mm vignette a lot? According to The Digital Picture, this seems to be somewhat of a big problem with the lens...


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Jan 22, 2013 19:10 |  #128

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Does the 28mm vignette a lot? According to The Digital Picture, this seems to be somewhat of a big problem with the lens...

Actually yes it did - more than I have ever had a lens do. I was able to clean it up in Lightroom. I have read the 35mm is quite as bad, so I hesitate to try it too.


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Jan 22, 2013 19:15 |  #129

This is wide open no editing, just converted to jpeg and resized for web.


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Jan 22, 2013 19:18 |  #130

And here is one more @ 2.8 - I think the lens is sharp and has great color.


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Jan 22, 2013 19:54 |  #131

michgirl wrote in post #15521916 (external link)
Actually yes it did - more than I have ever had a lens do. I was able to clean it up in Lightroom. I have read the 35mm is quite as bad, so I hesitate to try it too.

That's a shame... My 15-85 can vignette quite a bit too, and I'm never too satisfied with how well PS5 makes it go away, even when I tweak it manually. The corners always seem a bit too dark or a bit too light/discolored.


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Jan 22, 2013 22:17 |  #132

Are you kidding? A no-handed self portrait is the acid test of the 35 f/2 IS system. Look Ma, no hands! :lol::lol::lol:

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I don't think you needed IS for that shot at all.

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Jan 25, 2013 19:35 |  #133

Just ordered this lens from Best Buy - I am a 'silver premier member', which means I have up to 60 days to return the lens if not happy with it. Looking forward to giving it a try! Should be here Tuesday.


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Jan 25, 2013 19:40 |  #134

im a silver member too... love the 60day return policy


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Jan 25, 2013 19:48 |  #135

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im a silver member too... love the 60day return policy

Yup - it is great. And 18 month same-as-cash financing. Makes it a little too easy ;)


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