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.