Can somebody explain the appeal to me? Not trying to start a flame war, just trying to understand.For me, it's a great landscape lens. Sharp at 5.6 and great contrast and colour. On a 5D3 with grip, it looks a bit odd, but, it takes great images. That's all I care about
A 24mm pancake (which won't have IS) seems a bit redundant with the 24mm 2.8 IS, which by all accounts is a very good lens, has USM and which Canon cut the price to a much more reasonable level. The size seems kind of irrelevant once you put it on a 5D, 6D or other full frame body and for an SL1, you end up with a 37mm lens which is barely in the wide-angle realm.
Do people like these pancakes just because they are cute (no argument there)? What am I missing?
Very handy as a street lens. Wandering around NY with the 5D3 stripped down (grip removed), it looked less attention seeking
The 24mm pancake I don't have a need for. But, I might get one if its cheap and compact.