Canon 24 and 28mm f/2.8 IS available for pre-order!
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Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17677
Country: United States


B&H Photo is now taking pre-orders for the two new image stabilized 24mm and 28mm prime lenses.

B&H Photo Pre-order:

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Autofocus Lens ($849.95)

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens ($799.95)

Here are their highlights:

  • Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 f/stops of correction.
  • Fast Autofocusing
  • Manual Focus Available Full-Time
  • Improved Peripheral Image Quality.
  • 7 Diaphragm Blades for Beautiful Bokeh
  • Silent, Smooth Operation Ideal for Video
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 9"
  • Compact design


AHPZuazua
Registered: Jun 24, 2009
Total Posts: 567
Country: United States

Just wondering. Do lenses get tried out before they ship, similiar to a premodel Camera. Does everyone just preorder and if its no good return it it or sell it?



omarlyn
Registered: Feb 19, 2004
Total Posts: 4066
Country: United States

AHPZuazua wrote:
Just wondering. Do lenses get tried out before they ship, similiar to a premodel Camera. Does everyone just preorder and if its no good return it it or sell it?


There are always pre-production models of everything (lenses included) but I think there's a whole lot less that can go wrong with a lens than with a camera body...hence you don't hear too much about pre-production lenses.

What I don't understand is what you mean by, "Does everyone just preorder and if its no good return it it or sell it?"...I can only remember one Canon lens that had a legitimate issue that had to be corrected after initial release...Some very early production 24-105's had a flare issue but it was not shown to have been an issue with pre-production samples. So even having the luxury of pre-production tests, does not completely eliminate the possibilty of some issue popping up in actual production models. There are all sorts of production changes that occur all the time that can affect the resulting models...vendor supplied parts & manufacturing techniques change all the time and the resulting changes are rarely made public. The point is, any number of these changes (performed incorrectly) can suddenly cause an issue that wasn't present before.

Omar