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Old 02-03-2019   #1
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Question Is it worth getting Canon 24mm F2.8 EF?

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Canon 24mm F2.8 EF without IS, USM, without STM( pancake ),if its worth spending the money to get it?

Please let me know what you think and your suggestion

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Default Re: Is it worth getting Canon 24mm F2.8 EF?

I am assuming that your 18-55 mm lens is f/3.5-5.6 or thereabouts. I wouldn't be too fussed about the lack of IS with a lens with as short a focal length as this one, especially if you have plenty of light to work with, and the comparatively large depth of field will keep minor focusing errors from totally ruining your pictures. Unless you shoot fast-moving subjects a lot, a lack of USM and STM shouldn't be a problem either. I don't know how you are paying for the lens, or what you expect to do with this lens that your existing 18-55 is struggling with, but this lens sounds like just the thing if you are looking for some lightweight kit to do street or landscape photography with.

Personally, I like my Sigma 18-35 mm f/1.8 "Art" lens a lot; but that one is a lot bigger, more expensive, and possibly harder for you to find. I also shoot a lot under conditions where I use f/2.2-2.8 and 1/60 second or so at ISO 1600. My lens suffers a bit from edge fall-off when wide open, which is why I open it up to f/1.8 only occasionally. It is still reasonably sharp even wide open, but it should come as no surprise that it isn't quite as sharp as when stopped down a bit.


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