Any experience with the new 35 IS?

Started Dec 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Alastair Norcross Veteran Member • Posts: 6,342
Re: in other words and in a nutshell.....

MAC wrote:

ed rader wrote:

no experience with lens. nothing to contribute.

nonsense - I challenge those who apparently have the shakes for the 35 mm length. When people move, the IS doesn't help. When people stop down, no reason for F2. My 4 stop 15-85 IS replaces the need for 24 f2.8 IS, 28 f2.8 IS and 35 F2 IS -- when users stop these lenses down. As others have said, these new primes were designed more for video.

I don't understand your reasoning. How could the 4-stop 15-85 IS replace the need for a 4 stop 35 IS? The 35 is F2. If you only shoot it at F4.5 or slower, it won't have an advantage over the 15-85, but I, and most others who buy it, will shoot it wide open or only slightly stopped down. The 15-85 is at least two stops slower at 35. They both have 4-stop IS, so you can shoot the 35 in much lower light, or use at least 4 times the shutter speed in the same light, which could be important for shooting subjects that move. The 15-85 is a fine lens, but no rational person could say that it replaces the need for the 35 IS. Plus, some people might want to use it on full frame.

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