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Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS in Stock at B&H

Limited Quantity
B&H has limited initial stock of the two new Canon IS primes. I haven’t had a chance to use either all that seriously, however they are pretty sharp and quite light.

Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS $849.95

Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS $799.95

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Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Quick Review

Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Quick Review

From LensRentals.com
Roger Cicala at LensRentals.com has put the two new Canon primes through a resolution test and compared them to other lenses in the Canon lineup.

A lot of people are still a bit confused by these two lenses, however their size and decent performance may find a place in the market.

MTF 50 Resolution Test

Conclusion

The bottom line is these are both nice, sharp lenses. Certainly sharper than the current 24-70 f/2.8 L zoom (we’ll have to see if they’re sharper than the 24-70 Mk II) and better than the 24mm and 28mm lenses that they – well, I guess replace. Although I have trouble considering a lens a replacement when the price has jumped 200% to 300%.

Read the full review

Preorder from B&H: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS $849.95 | Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS $799.95

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Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Available for Preorder

Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Available for Preorder

June 17, 2012?
According to B&H, for the moment Canon is holding to the arrival of June 17, 2012 for the new Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS lenses. They are both now available for preorder.

Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS at B&H for $849.95

Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS at B&H for $799.95

I played around with the 24 f/2.8 IS for a bit and liked it at first glance, I haven’t touched the 28 f/2.8 IS as of yet.

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A Brief Hands On: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS

The Little Prime
I was happy to see the new EF 24 f/2.8 IS available to play with. As I mentioned above, they didn’t have the new 28 f/2.8 IS around for me to mess around with.

I was part of the “what the?” crowd when this lens was announced. Though over time, I’ve warmed up to the idea a bit and hope this is the beginning of new small non-L primes being announced.

Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM

First impressions?
It’s small, light and feels well built. The AF was fast and it appeared as sharp as any other Canon non-L prime on the surface. This would be a great prime to walk around with on a small body. A mirrorless with an EF adaptor?

It’s Canon’s hope that the lens will become a favourite of the videographer crowd. The price tag is high, $850 or so, but based on appearance and a few test shots, it may not be overpriced.

5D Mark III & 24 f/2.8 IS | EXIF: 24mm f/2.8 1/320 ISO: 2500 | Click for full size

5D Mark III & 24 f/2.8 IS | EXIF: 24mm f/2.8 1/125 ISO: 1250 | Click for full size

I’m more interested in spending some time with this little prime than the new 24-70, I know I’m weird.

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Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
The 24 f/2.8 that showed up in a patent a few months ago, shows up in image form as an IS prime.

Canon 24 f/2.8 IS USM

Source: [DC] & Submissions (thanks)

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