That's right Ed, Your favorite third party company to hate on is dropping a 50mm that will crap on the fanboy beloved canon 50s. Of course there will be plenty of thread time for you to talk about how the AF sucks etc. I am pre ordering so check the sample thread and I will try to post lots of pics to help you find flaws in the lens!IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/stonemaster/11280617724/
Back on track, since the 24L was brought up, it is the way to go if you can swing it. The 35 2.0 is not nearly as wide and honestly I am not a huge IS person compared to speed so I hate all this 4 stops crap. It is useful, don't get me wrong, but not even same ballpark as 1.4 regarding lens flexibility. I probably have some dark shots on my computer, but not really flikr, but this is a 60d/24 at 1.4. Someone said distortion, I have yet to see it in this lens(speaking with common sense of the FL). I think it's distortion control is equally as impressive as its other features.
Here on 60d stopped down to 5.6 to give you a field of view perspective on 60d. I find it to be a great walk around on crop, but it is so awesome on ff that never happens.IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/stonemaster/11270305255/
Charlie, as to how to use it, check out my flikr, anything wide and recent is with this. Everything from shots in my kids faces at 1.4, to stopped down landscapes, and a lot of different uses in between. I am 100% all about this lens, I truly feel it is the best thing ever because it can do so much, and does so much so well. Yes it is a waste of money to stop down for landscapes, but not really because it is nasty sharp and you are buying the whole package. If you use it creatively, and shoot landscapes, totally worth it. If only landscapes then get the Zeiss.
It is great because you can take this shot:IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/stonemaster/11687678895/
And in the next click take this one:IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/stonemaster/11606780496/