Any experience with the new 35 IS?

Started Dec 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
chironNYC Senior Member • Posts: 2,350
Re: Any experience with the new 35 IS?

I completely agree with you about the usefulness of IS on the new wides. I have the 28 IS and the 24 IS, and I find that I can hand-hold shots down to a full second without too much difficulty. Plus, they are optically excellent--sharp and contrasty. Very nice lenses. In fact, I am wondering if I want to sell my 16-35, which does not have IS, and just go with the primes. I would lose a bit at the wide end and the flexibility of the zoom, but I find myself reaching for the primes, not the zoom.

Alastair Norcross wrote:

I'm actually considering selling my 35L to get this lens. IS is very useful. 4 stops of IS is better for me than one stop of aperture. It all depends on the optical quality. If it's nearly as good as the 35L, it would be worth it. I can get sharp shots with my 24-105 at 24mm down to 1/5 on my 7D. So IS can absolutely be useful way slower than 1/15. The 35 IS has the newer 4 stop IS, compared with the 3 stop IS on the 24-105. I would expect to be able to hand hold the 35 IS down to about 1/4 on my 7D, and even slower on a full frame. I had the 28 F1.8, and liked it, but it wasn't anywhere close to the 35L in optical quality. I expect the 35 IS to be considerably better, but I'm waiting to see reviews and experience from owners. So far, it looks good.

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