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| p.2 #7 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS now in stock! |
Thanks Lars! As I mentioned on another thread, I recently re-purchased a used 28-135 IS, which I had been without for six years or more. This copy is much sharper in the center 50% and better on the edges too, but not so dramatically. Mechanically, my earlier one was very loose and sloppy with its multiple extensions and plastic construction. The first one was a convenient stopgap lens before I go the 24-70L. Anyway, I never knew why anyone recommended this lens, but now I do, having a sharper version with its rudimentary IS. I can really grab some nice shots at the 1/40 range for 135mm, and that's a reported 2-stop single axis IS, nothing very special. So, if the new 35 IS improves the IQ over this zoom (which I have no doubt it will!) and had the reported 4-stops IS on multi-axis, I don't see how I could not love it, provided I can afford it. The Sigma sounds nice, but without IS it is at a disadvantage to me for hand-holding.
This new year I'll have this 35 IS on my watch list, and keep my eyes peeled for a new high MP body.