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!