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How the heck do you cancel an order at B+H??? I've logged in and am looking at my order but there isn't an option shown to cancel it...
My local Best Buy shows it available in-store as well, may do the same.
Please give us a report. ThanksWill do.It might be in stock over here but have you noticed the price we have to pay? 229 quid??? With todays exchange rate it gets to $355 compared to $199 preorder price in the US...A slight rip off?
Total rip. We've been eating it the past few years with the Euro being stronger than the buck, given the EU economic issues that didn't make much sense, but this is worse with unequal base price.
I really don't get it. I'm a crop shooter and this focal length seems too long for a walk around lens and is there really any benefit to something this small on the FF bodies?
30mm or so and you might have sold me, besides it isn't as if my 35mm f2 is all that big.
The textbook definition of a "normal" lens is one whose focal length is equal to the diagonal of the imaging area. If you remember your Pythagoras, a full-frame 24mm x 36mm sensor has a diagonal of 43.27mm, meaning this 40 gives you as close to a normal lens as you'll find. I could see mounting it to an un-gripped 5D for a street / party type of setup. Hell, it looks like it's no bigger than an extension tube!
Totally get the focal length for FF, but is there any benefit to something this small on such a big camera? Doesn't look like it would even extend past the hand grip! Hey, performance being equal I guess smaller is always better, but things like the 35 f2 and 50 1.8 are already tiny and light.
BTW: Truland Photo - Thanks for that diffraction resource. Quite interesting and informative.
I have been very pleased with the sharpness I have gotten with certain lenses on my t2i. Here is a link to a 100% clip from an above head to breast height image. F18 Iso100 1/160 with an EFS 17-55 F2.8 IS.
If you are very pleased with T2i sharpness at f/18, you'll be blown away by it's performance at f/5.6
This looks like what i have been waiting from canon and its powershot series. Although i would have preferred an f2.0 instead of f.28 but i'm guessing the large sensor and new processor would somehow make up for it. Next question is how much bigger is it to the G12.
But apparently no wide or tele adapters. One 'accessory' they provide for free is the 'cap keeper'. The G1X has an actual lens cap - no auto-retracting cover. Canon helpfully includes an attachment string, so the cap can dangle around while you shoot (hmmm, what's that loud click-click-click on that video I just shot?).
Despite having a physical cap, there are no filter threads on the lens. You can buy an optional adapter to hold a filter (58mm), or a lens hood. Note - that's OR - you can't use both a filter and a hood together.