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Archive 2013 · Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for $519 shipped
  
 
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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for $519 shipped


I see how. If you go through a canonpricewatch link it comes up at $549, but of you just go to the site it shows regular price.


Feb 05, 2013 at 04:12 AM
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mikeinctown wrote:
I was reading a prior post that said the discount at Adorama was over. Looking at their site now, it shows $799.


I clicked on the link one minut ago, and it was 549



Feb 05, 2013 at 05:13 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for $519 shipped


I just got mine this afternoon.

It took minimal MA correction. +3 on 1Ds3 (default correction +2); and -2 on 5D2 (matches default correction of -2).

The lens isn't perfect optically, but it is very nice, and produces very dramatic imagery. It has a fair amount of field curvature (sides coming toward the lens), and less CA than the first version. Moderately flare resistant, but very good contrast. The lens is seriously sharp, along the lines of the 40 STM, but probably sharper. Color is pretty incredible, reminds me of cinematography. I found it easy to take multiple shots indoors leaning against a door frame at 1/10 sec @ ISO 100.

Here are a few of my first test shots. All with 1Ds3, except last shot 5D2, at ISO 100 and 200. RAW processed in LR4.

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Feb 09, 2013 at 02:42 AM
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Gunzorro wrote:
I just got mine this afternoon.

It took minimal MA correction. +3 on 1Ds3 (default correction +2); and -2 on 5D2 (matches default correction of -2).

The lens isn't perfect optically, but it is very nice, and produces very dramatic imagery. It has a fair amount of field curvature (sides coming toward the lens), and less CA than the first version. Moderately flare resistant, but very good contrast. The lens is seriously sharp, along the lines of the 40 STM, but probably sharper. Color is pretty incredible, reminds me of cinematography. I found it easy to take multiple shots indoors
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Nice....mine should be here any day



Feb 09, 2013 at 04:50 AM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for $519 shipped


P.S. -- I ordered an aftermarket hood and it arrived today too, just before the lens. It's a Chinese model (JJC brand) -- perfect fit, and about 1/4 the price of the official Canon. Works for the 24mm IS also.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350687291439?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649



Feb 09, 2013 at 06:10 AM
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Sad news update. . . Upon further testing, the lens has focusing irregularity on both my 1Ds3 and 1D3 bodies. By that I mean erratic front and back focusing on the same body while trying to get MA'ed. It did better on the 5D2, so it may be a firmware issue. (All shots wide open, still subjects at ranges between 2 to 75 feet, center point AF in One Shot.) Both the Mk III's have been to Canon within two months and had their focusing serviced and firmware upgraded. The new lens(es) may work better on newer bodies in the Digic 4 and 5 versions -- just a speculation on my part.

Otherwise the lens is a significant improvement over the original -- much better CA and low distortion, super-quiet in comparison, great color and tonal rendition, fast AF (plus IS, of course!). I'm not badmouthing the unit, its just my experience on these bodies.

Just to make absolutely sure, I mounted my original 28mm and shot the same subjects with both Mk III cameras -- almost 100% accuracy in the AF (although it seems super-loud now with its ARC drive!). So, I've withdrawn the old 28 from sale on B&S, and gotten a return merch form from Adorama -- great customer service, BTW.

You know the old saying, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained".

I'm still looking forward to the 35/2 IS a little later on. Perhaps I'll have a 5D3 or 6D by then.

Thanks for the opportunity, Adorama!



Feb 11, 2013 at 05:12 PM
 

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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for $519 shipped


Michaelparris wrote:
Nice....mine should be here any day


Did you have to do a full quote and show all the pics again just for that response?



Feb 12, 2013 at 04:28 PM
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Shield wrote:
Did you have to do a full quote and show all the pics again just for that response?


Ha-ha! I suppose I'm partly guilty, huh?

Good point and very true though.

I still like those pictures, and am kinda sad to have the lens gone away. But the when the irregularities became more apparent (hard to detect exact plane of focus at medium distance with wide angle and f/2.8), I couldn't use it for anything important or paying without stopping down for insurance. I'm sure it's fixable, but I'm not wanting a project of that nature at the moment.

Lovely color and contrast. (I hate being conflicted! )



Feb 12, 2013 at 04:46 PM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for $519 shipped



Canon 5D II
2s @ f/8 (ISO 100)
ND4 + Polarizer
Cropped slightly due to some leaf blur due to wind



-Tim



Mar 03, 2013 at 01:34 AM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for $519 shipped


Price now lowered temporarily to $519 with free shipping and 2% Rewards

http://www.adorama.com/CAA2828Z.html?emailprice=t



Mar 25, 2013 at 05:48 AM
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p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for $519 shipped


^^^ Hooked!


Mar 25, 2013 at 07:15 AM
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