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p.1 #1 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!
The Canon 35mm f/2 IS is currently being sold for $789 with free shipping.
I've been told this is a temporary price drop and may not last. Original price $849.00.

B&H Photo | Adorama
  • 10 elements in 8 groups, glass-molded aspherical lens
  • 8-blade circular aperture
  • 4-stop Image Stabilization
  • AF motor ring USM, full-time manual focus
  • 67mm filter size
  • 335g weight, 62.6mm length, 77.9mm in diameter



May 24, 2013 at 03:02 PM
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p.1 #2 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


I wish the 24 had a substantial discount some time.

EBH



May 25, 2013 at 01:12 AM
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p.1 #3 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


Now it needs to drop another $200 and be all set


May 25, 2013 at 01:45 AM
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p.1 #4 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


I'm laughing at $849.00, and still chuckling at $789. But I'm very interested at $600.00.


May 25, 2013 at 02:29 AM
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p.1 #5 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


I could be interested, but not until I get some good reports on color and contrast. Which are hard to come by, because it seems like not many people have bought and used the lens.


May 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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p.1 #6 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


splathrop wrote:
I could be interested, but not until I get some good reports on color and contrast. Which are hard to come by, because it seems like not many people have bought and used the lens.


And thus the price drop. I don't think this lens at it's high price is selling very well.



May 25, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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p.1 #7 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


It was priced way too high for what it is... And even at the price, no hood!

$500 is a limit on this lens for me... Maybe once it hits the refurb site with 20% off!



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p.1 #8 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


I've seen the 24/28 IS going for $629 to 699 so eventually the 35 IS will drift downwards.


May 25, 2013 at 07:11 PM
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p.1 #9 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


This sort of lens used to be around $350. I'd add another $100 for its IS mechanism. Other than that, it's overpriced.


May 26, 2013 at 02:38 AM
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p.1 #10 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


What is "this sort of lens"? If you refer to the original 35 f2 non-USM, it is a totally different lens. The new one has USM, 4 stops IS, 8-blade aperture, and excellent optics, all the way into the corners.

And I cannot believe how much angst this lens seems to generate among potential buyers. I got it as a replacement for my former favorite, the 35L, and I'm very pleased with the new 35 f2 IS. I even paid the full retail for it, just after it was available, and I have never looked back

Here is a comparison review, look e.g. at the MTF chart with the old 35 f2:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-35mm-f-2-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

and look at the bokeh comparison! The 35 IS clearly and visibly beats all of the 35mms in the comparison, including the 35L and Sigma 35 f1.4.



May 26, 2013 at 05:37 AM
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p.1 #11 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


phuang3 wrote:
This sort of lens used to be around $350. I'd add another $100 for its IS mechanism. Other than that, it's overpriced.


I just sold my old EF 35 2.0 for $225. It was a jim dandy optic for 1988 but wasn't cutting it for me. AF was just too funky in low light. FTM, IS, ring-USM and less flare and more sharpness around the sides is worth a mitt full of benjamins to me. I suppose Canon could use micro-USM, loose the IS and manufacture offshore to keep the price down, but then most of us wouldn't be interested in paying less for a lessor product. And then you want something a little better, you normally have to pay a lot more! Realize primes are a speciality item with very limited appeal even among advanced amateurs--almost a luxury product--so we're lucky to have the choice even at 8 bills. I can wait a little longer as there are plenty of other toys to buy and play with...



May 26, 2013 at 05:50 AM
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p.1 #12 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


Wow. I just got this from B+H 10 days ago...bummer! Great lens though. I sold my 35L and don't regret it one bit.

The F2 IS small, light, sharp and has a bokeh I like. I just wish this promo had been two weeks earlier though.



May 26, 2013 at 06:08 AM
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p.1 #13 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


I wish Nikon would bring out a new 35/2. I love my 35/2 (I'm on my second one, having lost my first copy), and would almost certainly never own a 35/1.4 for size reasons, but it needs an update.


May 26, 2013 at 06:18 AM
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p.1 #14 · Canon 35mm f/2 IS Price Drop!


Gochugogi wrote:
I've seen the 24/28 IS going for $629 to 699 so eventually the 35 IS will drift downwards.


I've got a 24 IS last month and I am very happy about it. The 35 IS is on my radar, I am just waiting to see the price going down a little more. This first price drop seems to be a good signal in that direction.



May 26, 2013 at 06:55 AM





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