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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2013, 07:19:54 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.

+1 I would have jumped at it to!
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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2013, 07:19:54 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2013, 09:50:47 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?

Too slow for a prime; it seems (because I have not tried it) to lack the clarity of the L primes based on the TDP comparisons. It has IS, indeed, but so does my 24-105 with 1 stop difference. Two stop faster, and I would jump on it.

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2013, 11:05:22 AM »
Too slow for a prime; it seems (because I have not tried it) to lack the clarity of the L primes based on the TDP comparisons. It has IS, indeed, but so does my 24-105 with 1 stop difference. Two stop faster, and I would jump on it.

I take your point regarding aperture, It would be nice if it was faster than 2.8. Another way of Canon differentiating between L and non L lenses I suppose, the flip side being that the smaller aperture allows the lens to be more compact, one of the reasons I wish to buy one.
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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2013, 11:37:30 AM »
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.  ;)
And a cheaper solution follows:  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2013, 12:07:34 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.  ;)

And a cheaper solution follows:  ;D  ;D  ;D


Funny. Thing is that my "problem" would more be solved by this:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/655186-REG/Zeiss_1762_849_28mm_f_2_0_Distagon_T.html

And that I wish Canon had some kind of equivalent for that.
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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2013, 12:16:53 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.  ;)

And a cheaper solution follows:  ;D  ;D  ;D


Funny. Thing is that my "problem" would more be solved by this:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/655186-REG/Zeiss_1762_849_28mm_f_2_0_Distagon_T.html

And that I wish Canon had some kind of equivalent for that.

I agree. I have the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZE

I would like to have the Zeiss 25mm f/2 ZE for landscape astrophotography but it's too much...

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2013, 10:00:19 AM »

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!!"...

Mine arrived yesterday (it's nice that Philadelphia is close enough to Adorama's warehouse for even their free shipping to be next day) and, as I would expect from Adorama, appears to be a new standard US-issue lens.  I've only had a chance so far to use it around the apartment at night, but it appears to perform flawlessly on my 6D and to be an excellent lens.  A rare case of "seems too good to be true but true nevertheless."  I trust everyone else who bought one had/will have a similar experience. 

Anyway, I'm extremely grateful to the person who alerted us to this short-lived bargain.

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2013, 10:00:19 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2013, 10:34:36 AM »
Anyway, I'm extremely grateful to the person who alerted us to this short-lived bargain.

You're welcome and have fun with it.  But now I have non-buyer's remorse  ;D

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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2013, 02:24:38 PM »
Bought the 28 /2.8 non IS for the 30D back in 2011. Also worked quite well on the 5D3. Much lens for the money.
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Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2013, 02:24:38 PM »