Jeez, I'm already lusting after the 24 f/1.4 Mk 2... does anyone know the prices or filter sizes (I presume the 17mm is internal)? So many lenses, so little $$ :lol:
Filter sizes and MTF graphs can be found on the Canon EOS website.
The MTF graph for the new 24mm is just stunning. At f8, it looks like a top notch 85mm lens. I wonder if Canon may be exaggerating here a little bit.
Also, the front element is 82mm, while the old one was smaller. This was a good move on Canon's part. It will help avoid the soft corners that plagued the old model (which is one reason the MTF graph on the new model looks so much better than the old one).
It looks like Canon has been listening to our complaints about poor wide-angle Canons. Perhaps we'll see more new wide angles from Canon with better specs.
If the MTF graph is legit, it puts this lens ahead of any Leica lens at this focal length. As such, it deserves its new price.
Time will tell.