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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2012, 06:02:10 AM »
I've just bought a 24-105 on the prefix that whatever lens you have, it won't necessarily produce better images!!

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« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2012, 06:02:10 AM »

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2012, 08:01:24 AM »
I've just bought a 24-105 on the prefix that whatever lens you have, it won't necessarily produce better images!!

..but if you have the skill it will produce better images.

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2012, 03:12:43 AM »
Hmmm,

Sigma 35mm 1.4 at $899

Canon 35mm F2 IS at $849


Canon is getting truly ridiculous with their prices. It's like they aren't interested in getting new customers anymore. Nikon has great bodies and lenses at a fair price without sacrificing too much in IQ.

Seriously, if Canon ever releases a 50mm 1.8 IS it's going to be priced at about $600. That is BS.

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2012, 03:34:56 AM »
Hmmm,

Sigma 35mm 1.4 at $899

Canon 35mm F2 IS at $849


Canon is getting truly ridiculous with their prices.

It's worse where I live.

Sigma & Samyang lenses cost exactly the same as in the U.S. (= convert to local currency, add sales tax, and it's the same +- $25), while Canon lenses have a significant sum added, regardless ot who imports it.

E.g. the EF 40mm f/2.8 is priced (exclusive of sales tax, converted back to US$) $219 - those $70 are a 45% markup. The EF 8-15mm f/4 is priced $1695, or $387 (or 23%) markup.

The price of the Canon 35mm f/2 is a bit cheaper than the Sigma in the U.S., but will be significantly more expensive around here. I use fast lenses shooting bands in low light situations, so I prefer another f/stop to IS. If I decided to spend that much on a 35mm lens, the Sigma would win my cash (joining three other Sigmas in my bag), just because Canon's (and Canon's importers') pricing policy.

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2012, 10:51:22 AM »
I would be interested if it was a 24-70 F/2 IS...  Do people not use these at ISO 100?  Do people only take photos outside during the middle of sunny days?  Do people not take photos of fast moving things?  And the customers have wanted a 24-70 f/2.8 IS, where is that one?

Second, if they did want to stay with f/4, it should have been a 24-135mm.  I would rather have a longer zoom if I am going to have one lens.
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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2012, 07:30:53 PM »
What is the point of a expensive 24-70mm F/4 IS when there is already an excellent 24-105mm F4 IS that can be found used at a great price? Canon is thinking backwards.

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Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2012, 07:30:53 PM »