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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2012, 03:07:28 PM »
Are we sure this is an EF lens?  Aren't the ones with the silver taping EF-S?  Would make sense for IS then, if it's a marketing tactic aimed at folks with entry level / prosumer bodies.

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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2012, 03:07:28 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2012, 03:25:25 PM »
This lens (and the 28mm rumored with it) would be usefull for video shooting...
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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2012, 03:26:12 PM »
Comparing the image of the 24/2.8 IS USM with that of the 28/2.8 IS USM, the only difference between the pictures appears to be the "4" and "8". I find that very hard to believe in reality - the lenses would seemingly need to be more different, if only that it would be next to impossible to take photographs of two products that were the same in every way (reflections, etc) except for two numbers.

Has anyone loaded both of these into photoshop and done some pixel peeping?

I suspect that one of these two is real and the other is not.

nope the 24 is longer and has a larger focus ring and different focus scale.
as is to be expected.

In one of the other threads, it was mentioned that these images look like renderings rather than product images taken with a camera.

Given the various reflection details, etc, I think that explains why the images of the two lenses look so alike. It would be virtually impossible to recreate the same lighting, reflections, etc, on two objects that aren't identical,.

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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2012, 03:28:40 PM »
Very interested in this lens.

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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2012, 03:51:19 PM »
Are we sure this is an EF lens?  Aren't the ones with the silver taping EF-S?  Would make sense for IS then, if it's a marketing tactic aimed at folks with entry level / prosumer bodies.

The mount marking on this lens is for EF (red). The mount marking for EF-S lenses is white.
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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2012, 03:58:38 PM »
The release of the 24 and 28 f/2.8 IS USM lenses provide us an insight into what Canon is planning: compact FF. I will not be surprised if Canon releases mirrorless or Rebel-like FF some time this year.

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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2012, 04:35:15 PM »
... I will not be surprised if Canon releases mirrorless or Rebel-like FF some time this year.

I like the way you think. 


As for the comments about the silver ring:
75-300mm III has a silver ring (1999) -

90-300mm had it too (2003) -

28-90mm III as well (2004) -


Canon attempted to differentiate lenses with USM by using the gold ring (see 17-85mm, 70-300mm IS non-L, 10-22mm, 17-85mm) regardless of mount (EF or EF-S).  Looks like since 2009, they have abandoned that practice (see 15-85mm).  The 15-85mm lens is the only non-L lens released with USM since 2006 (17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM).

Additionally, the mounting dot is red, which is 100% indicative of EF mount.
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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2012, 04:35:15 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2012, 05:48:48 PM »
Hmm... interesting... I wished for a new consumer prime in the 24-28mm range from Canon but I thought more about something in the lines of f/1.4-2.0, maybe even as an EF-S lens. Now we get these two lenses and I don't know what to think of them. f/2.8 is putting me off but image stabilization, FF and the fact that these lenses look pretty light and compact makes things interesting again, especially if the price is right and the lenses are sharp wide open.


Looks like no weather sealing, very disappointing  :-[
In an area where annual rainfall is measured in meters this is more important than IS.
Canon wants you to buy the 24L, simple as that. ;)


In one of the other threads, it was mentioned that these images look like renderings rather than product images taken with a camera.

Given the various reflection details, etc, I think that explains why the images of the two lenses look so alike. It would be virtually impossible to recreate the same lighting, reflections, etc, on two objects that aren't identical,.
These look like normal product shots to me, in line with other product shots we've seen from Canon so far.

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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2012, 12:11:31 AM »
when should this lens be getting released? lucky i missed out on buying a 24mm 2.8 on ebay the other day, now that a new ones coming :)

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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2012, 01:36:07 AM »
Holy crap, it's real!

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/lenses/ef_lens_lineup/lens_wide_pro/ef_24mm_f_2_8_is_usm

And yes, it's EF.  As I stated on the page for the new EF 28mm f/2.8 IS, the long drought of Canon non-L primes is finally coming to an end!
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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2012, 04:13:26 AM »
they announced the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM not long ago, so not too long until this and the 28mm 2.8 is announced as well! also the above post proves this is actually on the way!

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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2012, 04:45:34 AM »
Holy crap, it's real!

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/lenses/ef_lens_lineup/lens_wide_pro/ef_24mm_f_2_8_is_usm

And yes, it's EF.  As I stated on the page for the new EF 28mm f/2.8 IS, the long drought of Canon non-L primes is finally coming to an end!

I want a 24mm prime for two reasons - shoot in low light situations, and panoramas using a tripod. I've considered buying the 24mm f/2.8, but the max aperture and IQ at corners made me decide against it, and wait for Samyang 24mm f/1.4, even though it's fully manual.

The new 24mm f/2.8 IS USM is as slow as the 24mm f/2.8, and from the MTF it appears to me the corners wouldn't be significantly better, so I'll pass. Had Canon made a 24mm f/2 USM with good corners, I would have bought it.

So, with all due respect to "up to 4 stops of shake correction", I'd rather keep on waiting for the Samyang f/1.4, and gain two stops aperture.

With this trend, the most I'll spend on the new primes would be to upgrade to 85mm f/1.8 IS USM & 50mm f/1.4 [IS would be nice] non-micro-USM.

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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2012, 05:17:18 AM »
Hopefully this is the start of a bunch of refreshes coming our way. In all honesty, these new 2.8 lenses make no sense to me especially looking at the rumored prices. Now if they were 1.8 or 2.0 then I'd be very interested but 2.8? for almost as much as a 2.8 zoom? Fuck that S___!

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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2012, 03:27:40 PM »
Hang on a moment, what have you all been barking about the last several years ?  Now that Canon has offered up a new prime product in the new age of quality zooms.  The two decade old designs are now outclassed by modern zooms, so why buy them except for the low f stop, but really, after the initial novelty of using a low f stop, most of us step back and enjoy the image quality. 

So what if the new lenses are f2.8, they appear to be much better built, have USM focusing, 7 circular blades, special coatings to reduce flare and 4 stop Image Stability.  The cracking L primes are generally out of my amateur price range, but a 98% lens at a third of the price is starting to appeal to me, I'm not in the market for a full range of entry level primes, but really interested in reading the reviews of the new primes before making judgement and may well be persuaded into making a long term investment in a couple of these new primes, the 24mm sounds good to me, a new 85mm might also appeal too...   I'm still waiting for the flexible EF-S 2.8/2.0 zooms, but how will these new primes compare and importantly, how will they compare to the current L primes.
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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2012, 03:44:27 PM »
So what if the new lenses are f2.8

well, most of us buy primes BECAUSE they have a larger max aperture than f/2.8 ... as you noted, the f/2.8 zooms right now are pretty good.  for an APS-C shooter at those focal lengths, it makes a heck of a lot more sense to buy the 17-55 f/2.8 IS than it does to buy one (or heaven forbid two) of these primes, unless you are insanely picky about IQ yet nonchalant about light-gathering capabilities.  for a FF shooter, you'd probably get more use out of purchasing a 16-35 L f/2.8.  the odds of someone reaching for a 24mm f/2.8 or 28mm f/2.8 in their bag against all other lens options out there seems very low to me.

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Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2012, 03:44:27 PM »