05-26-2017 06:09 PM
Maybe it was me that wasn't "clear" but..........."It's wide. It's fast. It has IS. Plus, it's a macro capable of life size reproduction."
I must have not understood the first post.
"I'm not looking at it as a macro lens as much as I'm looking at it as a fast, wide angle prime. The EF 35mm f/2 IS USM costs about 50% more than this EF-S lens. You raise a good poit about focusing distance.
I figured that you would need to be very close to the subject with a mere 35mm focal length to get 1:1. That's the big advantage of the longer focal lengths, you can back away from the subject. You cannot get that close to any and everything."
That was the third post.