I’m a huge fan of my Canon 16-35mm II lens and I’ve always wanted to get wider, but I’ve not been happy with the wider options offered by Canon – until now. I had a chance to play with the 8-15mm lens while at the Canon EXPO 2010 in New York last weekend and I loved this lens! You only get 8mm if you are mounted to a full-frame sensor, otherwise there’s a lock you must set which will limit your image to a minimum of 10mm – which sadly includes my Canon 1D Mark IV’s 1.3x crop sensor.
Like almost all of the new Canon lenses I’ve tried lately, the image quality of this lens was excellent. Sadly I wasn’t able to bring any of those images home for this one, but I have this high on my wish list after using it!
Here’s a snapshot of the copy I used at the show:
Canon has a great technical article on this cool new lens here:
And here’s the product page for this lens:
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