I don't understand why people complain about the price, the price of this lens is peanuts compared to even Canon Cine Lenses and HD lenses, I don't hear anybody b tch and moan about them.
Lucky I didn't go and buy the Canon-M! Heck yeah I'll love this camera for landscape in which I shoot 95% of the time, preset the camera to my preferred bulb, count down to calculated twilight, open the shutter for 9 minutes, 10mmZoomEFS, f9 ISO 100, light weight and small, there will be an extra space for a 70-200mmL f4I.S in my Think Tank Speed Racer!
Wait a minute! Why no bulb? forget it! ahahhaaha
Just get a mint second hand or buy a new one with 0 interest installments.
I will delay buying the 6D and will get this lens instead.
He won just because he is Paolo Pellegrin.
This is why I still love my 7D. Great photo but I prefer if it was shot during blue hour!
In my country, this guy just bought it for fun, and sold it under two weeks , ckckckckck,
Just wait for somebody to sell it in the used market, or wait 6 months.
Reilly Diefenbach: Ken Rockwell loves it, it must be good :^)
Touche! I shaked my head when I saw his shots of his kids using the 6d with thw 24mmLzoomMk2 to show the capabilities of the combo. Sure, we need a 2000 bucks camera plus a 2000 bucks lens to shoot mediocre photos of our kids. Give me a Canon 1000d and 17-55mm 2.8 I.S and a flash with 1/2 CTO gel and you won't know the difference.
I will be renting this camera before I can make up my mind, a mint 5dmk2 is very tempting at around 1200, but for 2000 bucks i'd rather buy some nice lenses or use the money to go on photo trips, 2000 bucks is equal to an airline ticket for two and 10 days stay at a swanky resort in Phuket. Use my 7d for sunsets and sunrise and I don't think people will care what camera I used and using fractal software I can blow the photos up to giant size with no problems.
With all the shortcomings, no onboard I.S, with adapter + 10mmEFS and 430EXII Flash, it gets big! For the money, I'd rather get the 60D for the same price.
I'll skip this camera, my friend bought it, sold it the next day at clubsnap singapore buy and sell section. The autofocus just awful, I'd rather buy another cheap rebel body. also the battery is horrible, and can't find extra batteries. for all the troubles, I'll skip the M.
russbarnes: Incredible. Is there no limit to Canon's price gouging? It would seem not, this is meant to be a consumer lens to help sales of the poor 6D? What a joke. The pricing on display shows the breath-taking arrogance Canon has and the total belief that its once loyal customer base has unlimited pockets and will buy any old crap they put out there. I predict a lonely future for Canon, their products fail to innovate, Nikon, Fuji and Sony are positively running rings around them and their financial performance has been abysmal to boot. Could Canon be the next giant to fall in the consumer world? It's looking more and more likely, no one is immune these days. When you start increasing prices and delivering product that's a step behind the rest of the market it's time to start asking some serious questions about the entire leadership of the business. Thank the lord everyone has the amazing choice of pretty much ANY of the other brands out there just now.
I am serious looking at the A99, haven't jumped to FF yet, the A99 just has more of what I am looking for, mainly instant info on how the photo will look like before pressing the shutter. no more guessing about exposures, wb, etc. Learning those will be a relic of the past so that I can concentrate more on taking photos rather than worrying about exposures, shutter speed, wb, etc.
Debankur Mukherjee: No internal focusing for a f4 lens.......dont like.....
you mean zooming? all L lens are focuses internally.
With sooo many canon zooms, what I need is a 14mmZomm f2.8 like the nikon, 85mm f1.4 and why so many primes with I.S 24mm, 28mm and the 35mm? I'd prefer a 50mm 1.8 with I.S.
abi170845: Why skip the 100% viewfinder? for landscape and for me, this is a must.
and Single Axis electronic level? the smaller view finder is what does it for me not getting this camera. NOS 5md2 seems like more and more of a bargain these days.
Looks great, I'll be getting this lens for sure.
I love DXO! It makes most lens weaknesses irrelevant! Definitely getting this at the promo price is a bargain.
abi170845: Nice lens!It's time for Canon to improve the IS on the same lens. Don't get me wrong, I do have and love my canon 70-200/4 I.S, but 4 stops I.S would be awesome.
I just read the spec again, my bad, it does have 4 stop I.S, I thought the I.S was the same as the 300mm f4 I.S
for the size with aps-c sensor, it is a pretty good price. Still waiting for the 10mmzoom, next year maybe I'll look into Fuji.