Pre-Orders Being Taken For New Canon Primes – 24mm and 28mm with IS

Launched some months ago, we are now nearing delivery of the new Canon 24mm and 28mm primes with IS.  I had a chance to try out both of these lenses at a Canon event in Vancouver earlier in the year.  Read this write up for my first impressions and some sample images. 

I think when these lenses were fist announced the whole community let out a collective huh?  Non-L primes with IS and f2.8 ?  Well that is the way I certainly felt until I got my hands on them.  They are built very nicely, not quite L-quality but close.  I expect these to be very popular with the video crowd due to the image stabilization and also highly popular with travel photographers.  When I travel I typically put my 24mm f1.4 L II on my camera.  These new lenses with IS will be able to achieve images in similar low light levels though.  As long as you don’t need a faster shutter speed to stop action movement.  These new lenses are about 1/3 of the weight and maybe half the size of my big chunk 24mm f1.4 though, a pretty compelling option.  Judging by my first quick sample images the quality of these lenses is also very good.  I might purchase the 28mm myself for traveling with.  B&H is stating a June 17th shipping date.

Pre-Order Links – B&H

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Dan Carr

Founder of Shutter Muse, full time photographer and creative educator. Dan lives in the Canadian Yukon, but his wanderlust often sends him in search of images all around the world to meet the needs of clients and readers alike.

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