I don't see the point of buying standard lens with only 2.8 wide open (24mm, 28mm, 40mm).. Combine the price of 2 of those lenses and you can get urself a 24-70 or 17-55. I still think that canon should come up with an Ef-S 30mm 1.4IS this one lens I'll be willing to pay $850 for.
I own a Sigma 50 1.4 which is excellent optically, very sharp and creamy bokeh and I paid 450 dollars for it. it is 1000x more solid looking and feeling(i'm betting, haven't touched the Canon, but it looks pretty slight.)
850 dollars for a plasticy looking, not fantastic optically, f2.8 lens just doesn't even make any sense to me. I would never consider buying a lens like this(F2.8 , and build quality) at that price.
Nikon just released a 28mm 1.8 for $699 which is at least as good optically from the test shots I have seen.
Why is it that all new Canon gear is more expensive and rather underwhelming than that of their competitors.
I was very eager to buy the 24-70 II but at the price it's a non starter for me.
I would consider the 24mm or 28mm if they were F1.8
I would definitely consider the 5DIII if it was 2800 dollars, or even the same or less than the D800.
I am eager to spend money(I have a 5DC and a 24-105 with my Sigma 50 1.4) to upgrade, but they way things are going I'm waiting to see about the D600 and Canon's DSLR/Mirrorless response.