I wonder if it will be cheaper than the 50 1.8 ^^
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Can somebody explain the appeal to me? Not trying to start a flame war, just trying to understand.
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?
Size size size. It makes your rig so small you don't mind leaving the bag behind and just slinging your camera around your neck all day. Or it's such a small item that it's a no brainer to throw it in your bag as another FL option.
There's also a side argument (that some would refute) that the smaller your entire rig is, the more likely you'll bring it at all to take pictures.
But it will never 'compete' head to head at a feature level with larger lenses that offer IS, USM, weather-sealing, mechanical manual focusing, etc.
So I see pancakes as a nice option to reduce size when you don't need all those features -- leisure, walkaround, and street come to mind for lenses like these.
Still using the 24 - 50 - 135 set. It does the job just fine. My workhorse set of lenses.
24-70mm is not used much.
17-40mm is used often.
100mm macro is not used much.
40mm panny is collecting dust.
Tamron 24-70 VC I love listening to people on this forum bash this lens while I take it around the world and make photos like this with it
I think I may soon have a couple hundred bucks to spare on a shinny new lens. I'm wondering if I should get the 135L or the 100 Macro IS. They cost the same here in Canada. What would you recommend? I'm an amateur, not a professional, and I just want to have fun taking beautiful pictures. My current equipment is listed below.