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Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« on: June 17, 2013, 02:50:06 PM »
These things usually go for $600+, so I would buy in a heartbeat if I hadn't just bought the 24-70 II  :'(
 
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Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 03:15:38 PM »
Wow, tempting...


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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 03:39:30 PM »
WOW
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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 04:09:15 PM »
M..U..S..T..   R E S I S T..

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 04:53:02 PM »
If only it didn't have the silly IS...

I still want a fast, sturdy, high optical quality 28mm lens at some point.
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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 04:55:45 PM »
This made me realize that even $399 was too much for it.

Now, the 35/2 IS for $399 would have been another story...

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 05:08:23 PM »
If only it didn't have the silly IS...

I still want a fast, sturdy, high optical quality 28mm lens at some point.

Here you go. Problem solved.  ;)
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 05:08:23 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013, 07:54:32 PM »
I have the 24mm f/2.8 IS and it is a stellar lens.  The image rivals my 24mm f/1.4 L II easily and for video on a stabilizer it is second to none for Canon video enabled DSLR bodies.  It has relegated the 24 L II to night time time lapse and and low light HDR work.

If I was using full frame mostly, I'd jump on that 28mm IS in a second.  The image quality is simply incredible if my experience with the 24mm IS is anything to go by.

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 08:33:22 PM »
Back up to $649! Damn. (I suppose that's a good thing in a way though)

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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2013, 10:10:21 PM »
Back up to $649! Damn. (I suppose that's a good thing in a way though)

Yup, I don't think I could have resisted more than another few hours  ;D

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2013, 10:18:52 PM »
If only it didn't have the silly IS...

I still want a fast, sturdy, high optical quality 28mm lens at some point.

Here you go. Problem solved.  ;)

Hahahahaha!!!  I've got a good laugh at this one.  Anyway, what's so bad in having it?  Maybe it could have a lower price or bigger aperture?

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2013, 11:16:36 PM »
This is what I keep hearing from folks at some of the clubs I visit.

I have the 24mm f/2.8 IS and it is a stellar lens.  The image rivals my 24mm f/1.4 L II easily and for video on a stabilizer it is second to none for Canon video enabled DSLR bodies.  It has relegated the 24 L II to night time time lapse and and low light HDR work.

If I was using full frame mostly, I'd jump on that 28mm IS in a second.  The image quality is simply incredible if my experience with the 24mm IS is anything to go by.

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Pete

I tried to resist but went ahead & picked one up.  Already got confirmation that its packed & ready to ship. 

I wasn't going to buy it since I'd rather try out the 24mm is.  But after looking up the used prices for this lens, I figured (justified?) that I could play with it for a few months (or a year or so) & then sell it for a small profit. 

If there turns out to be a problem with the lens, or the order gets cancelled or something, I'll come back & post.  That way everyone that resisted can say thank god, or "Yeah, knew it was too good to be true".  Or maybe, "HA! You get what you pay for!!"...
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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2013, 11:51:29 PM »
If only it didn't have the silly IS...

I still want a fast, sturdy, high optical quality 28mm lens at some point.

Here you go. Problem solved.  ;)
Good one! ;D
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2013, 11:51:29 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2013, 11:53:22 PM »
Back up to $649! Damn. (I suppose that's a good thing in a way though)

Yup, I don't think I could have resisted more than another few hours  ;D
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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2013, 04:31:31 AM »
This made me realize that even $399 was too much for it.

Now, the 35/2 IS for $399 would have been another story...


Why so?

Optically it appears to be a very good lens. If the offer had been in the UK I would have been reaching for my credit card.
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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2013, 04:31:31 AM »