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Canon 24mm 2.8 IS - anyone have experience with this lens?
« on: December 19, 2012, 12:59:02 PM »
Hi all,

I'm considering getting the recently released Canon 24mm 2.8 IS prime, and was wondering if anyone has experience with this lens that they can share. I'm mostly planning on using this lens for landscapes, so the IS doesn't seem super-compelling but I'm not ready to make the jump in price to the 24L or the T/S.

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Canon 24mm 2.8 IS - anyone have experience with this lens?
« on: December 19, 2012, 12:59:02 PM »

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Re: Canon 24mm 2.8 IS - anyone have experience with this lens?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 01:25:11 PM »
I don't have personal expierience, but I do love my 28mm 1.8 usm. The 24mm is and 28mm are supposedly sharper.

The IS will help in windy situations, or even long night shots just in case.

Bit if you can wait, look at the samyang 24mm 3.5 ts, it will supposedly be very good.

The 24 or 28 would be nice landscape option.

If you shoot crop, you may need a wider lens.

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Re: Canon 24mm 2.8 IS - anyone have experience with this lens?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 02:01:09 PM »
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Re: Canon 24mm 2.8 IS - anyone have experience with this lens?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 02:51:00 PM »
I'm considering getting the recently released Canon 24mm 2.8 IS prime, and was wondering if anyone has experience with this lens that they can share. I'm mostly planning on using this lens for landscapes, so the IS doesn't seem super-compelling but I'm not ready to make the jump in price to the 24L or the T/S.
I love it, and I'm thrilled that Canon is updating their small primes.  High quality in a small lens.  Easy to carry and fun to use.  The old version was very unappealing due to its noisy AF motor.  The 24L is too big to carry except when f/1.4 and f/2 are needed.  Likewise, the 24TS-E is too bulky to carry unless you need the tilt-shift functions.  If you shoot landscape at f/4 and smaller, this lens is perfect.  At f/2.8 there is some vignetting, but it's easy to fix (or leave as is if you like it).  The IS lets you choose a smaller aperture (if desired) than you otherwise might.  And the IS makes for smoother video.  Finally, the price of this lens has come down to where it is more reasonable.

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Re: Canon 24mm 2.8 IS - anyone have experience with this lens?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 02:51:00 PM »