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kubelik

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Re: Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2012, 03:16:35 PM »
Holy crap, it's real!

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/lenses/ef_lens_lineup/lens_wide_pro/ef_28mm_f_2_8_is_usm

The long drought of non-L primes is finally coming to an end!  Can't wait for the next 50mm f/1.4.  With IS, too?

Now that I've seen the prices for the 24mm and 28mm f/2.8 IS lenses, I most certainly do not want IS on the 50mm f/1.4 II.  They'd probably make it need 82mm filters and charge nearly as much as the 50mm f/1.2!   :P

besides, we'll all consider ourselves lucky if it's even f/1.4 ... looks like Canon plans on nerfing all of the non-L primes.  we may end up with nothing between the 50 f/1.2 L and a 50 f/2.8 USM

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Re: Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2012, 03:16:35 PM »

sjp010

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Re: Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2012, 07:08:35 PM »
Hopefully this is just the beginning of the refresh and we have a 35/2.0 28/1.8 USM IS coming our way.

Yeah, but won't those be like $1200 though, based on this pricing scheme?!

Sorry, Canon, but the prices on these two new ones is just effing nuts.  I love non-L EF prime lenses on my 5Dc for a few obvious reasons, namely they're: (a) fast, (b) cheap, (c) small & light, and (d) excellent in IQ.  These new lenses fail half of those criteria, so I'm not buying! 

At ~$400, I'd overlook the f/2.8  (assuming good IQ at 2.8 ) and give one of them a shot.  But for those prices, I'll stick with my 28/1.8 that I bought for... ~$400!  It has very good IQ at f/2.8, plus the ability to shoot faster if needed.

Are there filmmaking needs for a lens like this?  I don't shoot any video so I'm not sure what the needs are. 

Anyway, I'll stop ranting.  I just can't for the life of me figure out what the intended market for these new primes is.  Certainly isn't me!
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Re: Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2012, 11:18:59 PM »


Are there filmmaking needs for a lens like this?  I don't shoot any video so I'm not sure what the needs are. 

Anyway, I'll stop ranting.  I just can't for the life of me figure out what the intended market for these new primes is.  Certainly isn't me!

I think film/video.  24mm is a standard wide on FF and 28mm is close to 'normal' on crop.  JMO based on the fact that like anyone else, even an IS lover like myself wouldn't buy these at those prices.  IQ would have to be L-like at 2.8 and even then without weathersealing....

A really good IQ 24mm f4 IS for 1/2 the price might interest me.

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Re: Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2012, 11:18:59 PM »