Why are people dissing on the 35 f/2 IS USM? This is the lens I have wished for the most. An updated 35 f/2. I really like my 35 f/2 and it is my most used lens on APS-C. The focal length is great and the image quality is stellar for the price. It's only real downsides were the noise and the poor full frame corner performance. I use mine on my 5d by the way, and i don't hate it, but it could definately use some improvement. Hopefully these are the things that are fixed.
As far as it being only a stop faster than the 17-55, f2.8 doesn't cut it for low light, no flash on APS-C when people are involved. That extra stop makes a world of difference.
It will probably rival the L in everything but the extra stop. The L will probably retain only slightly higher center sharpness.
It was kind of ridiculous for canon not to have a good modern consumer prime in the 35mm focal length. I'm glad they finally got around to upgrading. Hope the prices aren't too ridiculous. Hopefully that new sigma will give it a run and bring the prices down. I was really excited about it until this announcement.
I'll wait for the data though, and then probably until canon knocks $150 off the price like they did on the 24 and 28, before I buy it.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that the consumer 35 is a hell of a lot more discreet than the L.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2012, 05:08:44 PM by atvinyard »
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