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brandon9585
11th of April 2010 (Sun), 20:24
Some from the track today. 58mm B+W Circular Polarizer MRC was used with 430ex II in ETTL. All at f/2.8.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2129/4513114638_eb60da347f_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2404/4519063602_2c27111ed6_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2693/4513034324_4a52651271_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2722/4518461765_cb979a4e7b_o.jpg

toxic
11th of April 2010 (Sun), 23:01
On 5D at f/4 or f/5.6

http://dtxphoto.zenfolio.com/img/v5/p203839106-4.jpg

http://dtxphoto.zenfolio.com/img/v10/p379925795-4.jpg

http://dtxphoto.zenfolio.com/img/v9/p268632876-4.jpg

http://dtxphoto.zenfolio.com/img/v9/p40350475-4.jpg
http://dtxphoto.zenfolio.com/p361238536/ec265682

cmonroe
13th of April 2010 (Tue), 15:21
50D F2 ISO400 1/125 with bounced 580EXII

http://silvex.smugmug.com/Portraits/Isabel-franco/NewYears2009200912319083/755136758_x8ZeT-X2.jpg

Really wonderful light in this shot!

mastertech01
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 05:17
Does this lens have true ring USM?

herzi
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 06:52
Does this lens have true ring USM?

Yes. Fast, silent and accurate with FTM

mastertech01
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 06:54
Thanks, I was afraid it may have the wonky USM that the 50 1.4 has.

cmonroe
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 15:15
Mastertech01,

I haven't had the luxury of using a USM lens other than the 50 1.4 from a friend.
Are you saying that the lens has a different (worse) motor in it?

brandon9585
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 15:42
Mastertech01,

I haven't had the luxury of using a USM lens other than the 50 1.4 from a friend.
Are you saying that the lens has a different (worse) motor in it?

I have both, the 28mm's USM is MUCH better than the 50's. It's more reliable and faster.

mastertech01
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 16:09
Mastertech01,

I haven't had the luxury of using a USM lens other than the 50 1.4 from a friend.
Are you saying that the lens has a different (worse) motor in it?

50 1.4 uses a hybrid USM instead of ring USM like most of the Canon USM lenses. It has been very prone to failure as well as other components of the autofocus system.

cmonroe
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 16:13
Thanks to you both. That is interesting, so what choice at 50mm does one have to have the ring USM motor? I hope your answer won't be the 50 1.2 as that is an extreme price jump :-/

toxic
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 16:32
Thanks to you both. That is interesting, so what choice at 50mm does one have to have the ring USM motor? I hope your answer won't be the 50 1.2 as that is an extreme price jump :-/

The 50L and Sigma 50 use ring USM.

The Canon 50/1.4 uses micromotor USM. Micromotors are not inherently unreliable (nearly all non-USM lenses use them), it's just the Canon 50's motor wasn't designed well.

mastertech01
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 16:56
I have several older L lenses that dont have USM and they still work great and 15+ years old. The 50 1.4 just wasnt well designed appearantly, though I do own one and like it very much. But I only paid 200.00 for it used and you wont find a USM 50mm alternate for near that. I just didnt want to invest 400+ in this lens if it wasnt ring USM.

J1000
17th of April 2010 (Sat), 06:28
Camera: Canon EOS 50D (http://www.flickr.com/cameras/canon/eos_50d/) Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100) Aperture: f/1.8 Focal Length: 28 mm ISO Speed: 400

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4528074342_3a857c0647_b.jpg

silvex
18th of April 2010 (Sun), 19:12
F20 1/80 40D ISO100 Handheld

Adrian Fernandez at 35th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (http://silvex.smugmug.com/35th-Toyota-Grand-Prix/35th-Toyota-Grand-Prix-of-Long/8356982_ePLMa#520764124_H5BWA)
http://silvex.smugmug.com/35th-Toyota-Grand-Prix/35th-Toyota-Grand-Prix-of-Long/AdrianFernandezGPLB09200904177/748265383_4KEob-XL.jpg

F5.6 1/10 50D ISO100 Tripod
http://silvex.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Long-Beach-Marina/LongBeachMarinaB201001240736/773044269_DfM5c-XL-3.jpg

silvex
18th of April 2010 (Sun), 19:18
Really wonderful light in this shot!

Thanks! Bounced 590EX II on 50D Manual.

AngeloStavrow
21st of April 2010 (Wed), 16:41
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2683/4541124063_5d33f3659b_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gongzero/4541124063/in/set-72157623780905661/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2711/4541758112_d2a296d279_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gongzero/4541758112/in/set-72157623780905661/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4008/4541125461_bc3f4edda1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gongzero/4541125461/in/set-72157623780905661/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4541759318_549a140050_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gongzero/4541759318/in/set-72157623780905661/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4541125047_39eb6117fe_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gongzero/4541125047/in/set-72157623780905661/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4541124775_fdba73a261_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gongzero/4541124775/in/set-72157623780905661/)


-A

denoir
21st of April 2010 (Wed), 17:06
That's some interesting bokeh. I like it - especially #2, #4 and #6.

AngeloStavrow
21st of April 2010 (Wed), 17:12
Agreed, and thanks! It has a pretty complex nature that can be really harsh at times, but very 'painterly' at others.


-A

denoir
21st of April 2010 (Wed), 18:15
To be honest I prefer complex, lively bokeh, although there is of course some types of images where it can be too distracting. In some types of shot you really want subject isolation but in many cases - especially nature photography I prefer when the OOF areas actually have interesting content and contain abstract patterns.

J1000
28th of April 2010 (Wed), 20:15
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4528074342_3a857c0647_b.jpg

punkerz123
30th of April 2010 (Fri), 00:50
yayyy after months of being torn between this lens and the Sigma 30mm, I just bought this lens on the sell forum here! Can't wait to join the family!

ckc
7th of May 2010 (Fri), 13:16
I don't have this lens anymore, but it served me well in the past.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4300059176_6fdb9c357e_b.jpg

polobreaka
12th of May 2010 (Wed), 13:05
my 1st shoot using this lens. its a pretty fun lens!

http://www.sonnygphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/MG_0313-edit1.jpg

http://www.sonnygphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/MG_0329-edit1.jpg

MG30D
12th of May 2010 (Wed), 16:02
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2683/4541124063_5d33f3659b_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gongzero/4541124063/in/set-72157623780905661/)


Shots like this are exactly why I can't wait to move to FF...my current lens line-up will work so much better on a FF camera.:)

Now I just have to wait for the the 5D III to come out and drop the price of the current Mk II :( .....either that, or wait tell the 1Ds Mk III drops in price;), one can dream, lol.

ALaS
13th of May 2010 (Thu), 03:52
I think I'm going to give this lens another try on FF.

joey1234
13th of May 2010 (Thu), 12:22
I miss this lens... why the hell did i sell it!!

Owl_79
14th of May 2010 (Fri), 02:10
I like this lens!
http://tonskulus.kuvat.fi/kuvat/sinivuokko11.jpg/_small.jpg

http://tonskulus.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Kasvit/valkovuokko3.jpg/_small.jpg

http://tonskulus.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Kasvit/sinivuokko10.jpg/_big.jpg

http://tonskulus.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Nis%C3%A4kk%C3%A4%C3%A4t/Nasu/nasu28mm2.jpg/_small.jpg

bigger image:
http://tonskulus.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Nis%E4kk%E4%E4t/Nasu/nasu28mm2.jpg/full

ALaS
14th of May 2010 (Fri), 03:46
I miss this lens... why the hell did i sell it!!

I sold mine too! I can't wait to get it again for my 1Ds mk II [:

ChromeThunder
14th of May 2010 (Fri), 22:53
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1086/4607122271_2c173d487e_o.jpg

Nobody Weird Like Me
27th of May 2010 (Thu), 15:05
First of all, sorry if this is not the right place to ask!

I've read the entire thread (lol), and I I'm seriously considering buying this lens as an all-purpose walk-around lens. I'm on a pretty tight budget though (student), and it is actually a bit too pricey. Therefore I'm also considering the 28mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2 (but I think the 35mm will be a bit too tight indoor). How is this lens compared to those two? Is this lens really worth the extra money? I love the quality of the 60mm macro, and I guess the built quality of the 28mm f/1.8 is similar?
I've heard people complain about this lens being soft, but after reading this thread I must say it looks quite sharp!

cinemafia
27th of May 2010 (Thu), 18:42
I used to have one, and ever since I sold it, I've regretted it! It's wicked sharp, corner to corner, even wide open. It's possibly the sharpest lens I've used thus far! Here's a couple examples...

iso 320, f1.8:
http://cinemafia.net/files/for_sale/20091003-KW5Z5478.jpg

iso 125, f1.8:
http://cinemafia.net/files/for_sale/20091003-KW5Z5361.jpg

toxic
31st of May 2010 (Mon), 03:43
http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt50/spectral7/people%20and%20events/_MG_8946.jpg

thatkatmat
26th of June 2010 (Sat), 23:01
Holy crap......Just got this lens....It's super sharp, no micro-adjustment needed, just spot on goodness, this thing is sharper than my last 35L...I mean, I'm seeing details wide open at 100% that I just did not expect people...I'm floored....Had no idea...The CA isn't as bad as some would make it out to be...No worse than any of my other wide to standard L primes (compared to the 85L's I've owned this might even be better...as far as CA goes) So far the bokeh isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be either, not as busy. Actually...pretty good....I'll try and shoot something worthy of posting ASAP..Let's see....a 35L for $1350 or this for $375 (what I paid, with the hood)....I'll take this....and keep the grand!
Thanks to everyone on this thread for posting your thoughts and shots, it's what made me jump.

thatkatmat
27th of June 2010 (Sun), 13:51
OK, so here's a few test shots...All taken with my 1DmkIII all wide open

100% crop
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_ntprZiw8haU/TCebJdwQrWI/AAAAAAAAB2I/K5mUQDr-24M/s800/MPF_2033-2.jpg

100% crop
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_ntprZiw8haU/TCebRznChgI/AAAAAAAAB2g/9pY2IftRWMM/s800/MPF_2037-2.jpg

Bokeh looks pretty smooth to me (edit.....the bokeh is not a merit of this lens)
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_ntprZiw8haU/TCebFm1kElI/AAAAAAAAB18/7-3SrNG4qHI/s800/MPF_2030.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_ntprZiw8haU/TCebVqAb7lI/AAAAAAAAB2s/JIB-DjFTA0g/s800/MPF_2039.jpg

mathogre
4th of July 2010 (Sun), 17:16
Mine arrived a few days ago. Spent some quality time with it today. Here's a sample with aperture at f/2.8. Enjoy!

http://homepage.mac.com/mathogre/.Pictures/01/IMG_7642.jpg

Jethro790
12th of July 2010 (Mon), 18:19
Here is a horse name Chief:
http://g-taylor.smugmug.com/Animals/Upreach-Horses/Chief2/930145756_j2jhe-XL.jpg

He REALLY likes his belly rubbed, and this is how he shows it:
http://g-taylor.smugmug.com/Animals/Upreach-Horses/Chief4/930147200_52zjp-XL.jpg

Here is the data on the first photo:
File Name Chief2.JPG
Camera Model Canon EOS 7D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.0
Shooting Date/Time 7/9/2010 1:38:43 PM
Author Geoffrey Taylor
Owner's Name
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/125
Av( Aperture Value ) 2.8
Metering Mode Center-Weighted Average Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 1600
Auto ISO Speed OFF
Lens EF28mm f/1.8 USM
Focal Length 28.0mm
Image Size 3456x5184
Image Quality Fine
Flash Off
FE lock OFF
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF
AF area select mode Manual selection
Picture Style Standard
Sharpness 3
Contrast 0
Saturation 0
Color tone 0
Color Space sRGB v1.31 (Canon)


And the second photo:
File Name Chief4.JPG
Camera Model Canon EOS 7D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.0
Shooting Date/Time 7/9/2010 1:39:04 PM
Author Geoffrey Taylor
Owner's Name
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/200
Av( Aperture Value ) 2.8
Metering Mode Center-Weighted Average Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 1600
Auto ISO Speed OFF
Lens EF28mm f/1.8 USM
Focal Length 28.0mm
Image Size 3456x5184
Image Quality Fine
Flash Off
FE lock OFF
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF
AF area select mode Manual selection
Picture Style Standard
Sharpness 3
Contrast 0
Saturation 0
Color tone 0
Color Space sRGB v1.31 (Canon)

angml
13th of July 2010 (Tue), 08:58
Got to use my friend's lens, I love primes!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4786988892_209c5e075b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angml/4786988892/in/photostream/)

angml
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 08:19
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4803162391_269cfc6fc3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angml/4803162391/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4808566069_a37926fd34_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angml/4808566069/)

thatkatmat
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 09:20
20D+28/1.8 @f2
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4815444031_21afde6397_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4073/4815443639_d4f57fc583_b.jpg

Again on the 20D but at f2.8 (probably should have shot it ar f4)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4793968263_3cfc54756c_b.jpg


This lens is kinda weird...I like it, it's sharp and contrasty....But the bokeh can be FUGLY, sometimes it's pretty smooth (like the first 2 sepia shots) sometimes it's distracting. I think I figured out part of it, though it doesn't make much sense to me. if the background has horizontal lines it will be smooth, but if it has vertical or mixed lines it will be very very busy (unless you are at a very wide aperture and close to MFD). Anyways....when deciding to drop $450 on this....Realize it's got awesome Canon USM (quick and precise) it's build is very solid...(not L, but solid) It's sharp wide open (as sharp or sharper than any of the 35L's I've owned) and nice and contrasty too. The only drawback are the busy vertical bokeh and it's not an f1.4 aperture......**As a consolation I tell myself the bokeh is kinda Zeiss like, which of course a lot of folks love**

I'm definately keeping it.

zincozinco
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 16:35
So im thinking this one or the Sigma, normally the sigmas have less corner sharpness and smoother bokeh, im pretty sure it has to do with the bigger front element, EF50 1.4 vs EX50 1.4 for one. Is this the case here as well. the ex 28 1.8 vs the EF 28 1.8, anyone who has had/have both please fill me in...

Bren-Ten
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 20:49
Just picked this lens up today! cant wait to post some shots


first test shot :)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4825800326_c3d67069a1_z.jpg

Maffu
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 14:34
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4812698327_64c95eda34_b.jpg

Yusef
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 09:03
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/4832791208_5468dd849e_b.jpg

Yusef
2nd of August 2010 (Mon), 08:33
First two were taken with the 28mm the last was with my 100-400 L
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4850303817_74a57677d4_b.jpg

lr0868
5th of August 2010 (Thu), 00:19
Just picked this lens up today! cant wait to post some shots


first test shot :)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4825800326_c3d67069a1_z.jpg


excellent shot!!!

I have been thinking about this lens, this may push me to commit

86er
5th of August 2010 (Thu), 08:19
Awesome shot.

Looks like you were in Barbados :)

lr0868
6th of August 2010 (Fri), 11:40
I just got mine this morning so I rolled the supermodels out of bed to test it and have to say I am more than happy. I like that is lighter and smaller than the Sigma 30 and fast focusing and really sharp even at 1.8., I can't wait for some shooting this weekend.


F1.8

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/sfbullygirl/Photography%20file/010copy2-1.jpg

F2

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/sfbullygirl/Photography%20file/001copy2.jpg

niceshoes
6th of August 2010 (Fri), 11:48
http://www.flickr.com/photos/angml/480316239
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4803162391_269cfc6fc3_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4808566069_a37926fd34_z.jpg

Love that chess piece shot. How did you light it?

Anyone have this lens on a FF? I'm thinking of getting a WA prime for my 5D. The 35L is nice but may be a bit out of my price range.

Yusef
8th of August 2010 (Sun), 20:09
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4873436789_c342fd1665_b.jpg

Yusef
8th of August 2010 (Sun), 20:10
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4874045984_673e154317_b.jpg

Yusef
8th of August 2010 (Sun), 20:12
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4873436453_9b14c60d55_z.jpg



http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4874045638_783ff364af_b.jpg

Yusef
8th of August 2010 (Sun), 20:14
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4873436187_49230b08a6_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4873436083_4268a286c0_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4873436017_c530dfb186_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4874045240_9df369739c_b.jpg

ChromeThunder
8th of August 2010 (Sun), 20:40
Went to a small car show here in Frederick yesterday.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4872976847_8ebe326886_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4873586574_fa3647424c_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4872977197_ebfcdb0986_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4873587026_f78c4ee7f1_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4872977377_b5184601a6_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4873587474_c37ff64e17_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4872978033_fa21951c3e_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4873587758_f29d9cd656_z.jpg

grizzy
12th of August 2010 (Thu), 09:46
4 total pictures from two shots. Really happy with the B&W treatment so I'm posting them. Taken yesterday in late afternoon when the light low and warm:

http://cwwayne.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v9/p538699636-4.jpg

http://cwwayne.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v17/p798709044-4.jpg


http://cwwayne.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v17/p755232751-4.jpg


http://cwwayne.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v16/p709717048-4.jpg

coffeeguy415
12th of August 2010 (Thu), 15:17
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4874045240_9df369739c_b.jpg

this shot is so nice. can i ask what settings? (EXIF)

Yusef
12th of August 2010 (Thu), 16:23
this shot is so nice. can i ask what settings? (EXIF)

Thank you. The exif data is here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52237971@N02/4874045240/meta/

ChromeThunder
13th of August 2010 (Fri), 09:07
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4883963610_e37a6a478c_z.jpg

thatkatmat
13th of August 2010 (Fri), 12:32
My 7 year old at the fountain (Seattle Center) at f2 on my 20D
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/4833590468_3fcc465747_z.jpg

Also my new Avatar:)

marmatt1218
13th of August 2010 (Fri), 12:39
Wonderful pictures on here. Really lovely. I am looking to this lens for a walkaround. The aperture is the lure. I love shallow depth of field in my photos, which are usually portraits. I need something wider than my nifty fifty for indoors/group shots. I keep going back and forth in my mind between this, the Tamron 17-50 non VC, and the Canon 15-85. Something tells me I'll miss the 1.8 if I get the zooms... I don't know if I'd use the wide end of those zooms much, anyway. Hard to say, as I have nothing close. And you are probably going to tell me only I can decide, but I just thought I'd attempt to gather some opinions. Walkaround material? Yay or nay?

thatkatmat
13th of August 2010 (Fri), 13:08
I use it for a walkaround on my 20D....Loving it, it's a great little combo, compact and fast. The lens is sharp wide open so you can play with the DOF....It's just under a standard 50mm FOV which I love and when you stop it down it's a very nice landscape lens......I say go for it.

marmatt1218
13th of August 2010 (Fri), 13:18
Thanks, Matt. :)

thatkatmat
13th of August 2010 (Fri), 13:33
You're welcome......Welcome to the forum....Just noticed your gear list....You'll have a great f1.8 prime trifecta...The USM is super speedy on the 28, almost as fast as that 85mm of yours.

Tommydigi
13th of August 2010 (Fri), 13:52
Great photos everyone. I got some of my favorite photos with this lens and I only sold it to fund a 24-70 but I may one day re-purchase it. It annoys me how this lens always gets ripped on probably by people who never even used it.

ringo
17th of August 2010 (Tue), 10:45
Just got this lens and have not had a lot of time to play with it yet but here are a couple shots I took trying it out. Both are available light and handheld.

Shot at f/1.8

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_yYQnJOz8YyI/TGnnn0R8tEI/AAAAAAAAN7g/bbgx_2IgWuo/s1024/IMG_2909-1.JPG



I think this was shot at f/8

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_yYQnJOz8YyI/TGnntuzWUsI/AAAAAAAAN7o/bJ5EkaLV40w/s1024/IMG_2918-1.JPG


.

thatkatmat
17th of August 2010 (Tue), 10:49
^^^What were the shutter speeds? They look a little soft or misfocused on my screen, even at these sizes......But, I'm at work with a crappy monitor.....

lr0868
17th of August 2010 (Tue), 10:56
at 2.8


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4895829600_d473e277ef_b.jpg

thatkatmat
17th of August 2010 (Tue), 11:06
:):)^^ Poor feller

lr0868
17th of August 2010 (Tue), 11:14
I know..he was so grumpy looking and contrasted nicely with the pretty flowers

ringo
17th of August 2010 (Tue), 12:42
^^^What were the shutter speeds? They look a little soft or misfocused on my screen, even at these sizes......But, I'm at work with a crappy monitor.....

I'll check when I get home but IIRC they were fairly slow. Probably too slow for handheld technically but in the light I had I was surprised with how they came out, though I am new to fast primes.

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thatkatmat
17th of August 2010 (Tue), 12:50
I was surprised how shrp the lens is wide open.....It's a great great value

ringo
17th of August 2010 (Tue), 18:13
I'll check when I get home but IIRC they were fairly slow. Probably too slow for handheld technically but in the light I had I was surprised with how they came out, though I am new to fast primes.

.

Ok, the first picture was shot at 1/25sec and the second was 1/3sec. So yea, pretty slow.

.

imposterjeff
19th of August 2010 (Thu), 15:14
I purchased this lens today can not wait for it to get here ill have a 28mm f1.8 50mm f1.4 and a 85mm f1.8 then woohoo for primes

toxic
22nd of August 2010 (Sun), 01:12
I'm selling this lens...just haven't been using it. It's still under warranty, PM me if anyone wants it.

One of my last shots with it. 5D, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/250

http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt50/spectral7/people%20and%20events/_MG_8729.jpg

kdarling
23rd of August 2010 (Mon), 14:22
Has anyone tried both the 28 f/1.8 and the Sigma 24 f/1.8 on a 1.3x?

I currently have the Sigma 24 f/1.8 on 1DMKII and I am considering the Canon 28 f/1.8 for the following reasons:

- USM (the Sigma is slow focussing which is a pain when it starts to hunt)
- Size and weight (58 mm & 310 gram vs 77 mm & 485 gram)

The downside is that its 4 mm less wide..

imposterjeff
23rd of August 2010 (Mon), 14:23
i got this lens today so far i have lieked it for the 10 pictures i have taken with it i willt some latter on as i take some more

thatkatmat
23rd of August 2010 (Mon), 15:24
Sorry, never used the Siggie, almost bought it when I got the 28mm...I will say, the USM AF is smoking fast on the EF 28.......
Can't help you with the FL
Good luck

Has anyone tried both the 28 f/1.8 and the Sigma 24 f/1.8 on a 1.3x?

I currently have the Sigma 24 f/1.8 on 1DMKII and I am considering the Canon 28 f/1.8 for the following reasons:

- USM (the Sigma is slow focussing which is a pain when it starts to hunt)
- Size and weight (58 mm & 310 gram vs 77 mm & 485 gram)

The downside is that its 4 mm less wide..

kdarling
24th of August 2010 (Tue), 02:17
Sorry, never used the Siggie, almost bought it when I got the 28mm...I will say, the USM AF is smoking fast on the EF 28.......
Can't help you with the FL
Good luck

Thanks! FL is a matter of personal preference, for sure.

To be more precise, I'm looking for opinions on handling and IQ..

angml
24th of August 2010 (Tue), 02:37
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4922269332_f622571e45_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angml/4922269332/)

harrycat
29th of August 2010 (Sun), 09:49
Attempt at capturing the milky way yesterday night


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4937621352_6ab6330a95_z.jpg

wamguy89
2nd of September 2010 (Thu), 00:14
^Woah! That's cool!

Just did some band stuff a couple days ago, and I was waiting for them to post it first... Here it is... Click for more info!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/4949953951_6b17a19eb9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/willmanning/4949953951/)
Car Party (http://www.flickr.com/photos/willmanning/4949953951/) by Will Manning (http://www.flickr.com/people/willmanning/), on Flickr

drummerhc
4th of September 2010 (Sat), 03:21
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mathogre
5th of September 2010 (Sun), 13:22
I love this lens. This was taken in NYC on 5th Avenue. Enjoy!

http://homepage.mac.com/mathogre/.Pictures/01/IMG_8865.jpg

guyzer09
6th of September 2010 (Mon), 04:39
Cant wait to get mine! I bought one off a member here just a few days ago. How does it compair/pair up with the 85 1.8? After shooting the 85 I fell in love with it that I want to go all prime lenses.

mathogre
6th of September 2010 (Mon), 09:55
Cant wait to get mine! I bought one off a member here just a few days ago. How does it compair/pair up with the 85 1.8? After shooting the 85 I fell in love with it that I want to go all prime lenses.

I have the 85 f/1.8, 50 f/1.4 and obviously the 28 f/1.8. While I am impressed with what the 85 can do, my use of it has been limited. Frankly I haven't had many situations where I could use it. To me, the 28 is an outstanding lens, and is becoming my "bread and butter" lens.

For instance, last November we took a family vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida. Most of the photos were done with my 18-55mm kit lens; I had no primes at the time. (It's funny how quickly that changed.) For the recent trip to NYC, only 4 were taken with the kit lens; 1046 were with the 28mm, 345 were taken with the 55-250mm, 76 with my Lensbaby, and 135 were taken with my G9. That's roughly 2/3 of the photos that were taken with the 28. I love my 28mm lens. :D

mathogre
6th of September 2010 (Mon), 10:02
Here's one more from the NYC trip, done with the 28. Enjoy!

http://homepage.mac.com/mathogre/.Pictures/01/IMG_8608.jpg

Yusef
8th of September 2010 (Wed), 14:33
Nice work everyone.

guyzer09
11th of September 2010 (Sat), 06:43
Got my 28 yesterday and I was a little shocked how small it is! I read that its compact but gee I can fit this lens in my shirt pocket. And I thougjt the nifty fifty was small!

guyzer09
12th of September 2010 (Sun), 02:10
Here are a few shots outside the house. So far so good! I was worried about it being soft at 1.8 but not this one!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g310/guyzer09/Eos%20T2i/IMG_1815.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g310/guyzer09/Eos%20T2i/IMG_1811.jpg

thatkatmat
12th of September 2010 (Sun), 18:27
Right, the 28 is NOT soft at 1.8....

bindabinjo
20th of September 2010 (Mon), 22:45
http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt50/spectral7/people%20and%20events/_MG_8729.jpg

I spy Kerckhoff in the background!

Bave
21st of September 2010 (Tue), 08:33
http://i56.tinypic.com/hred6q.jpg

Bave
21st of September 2010 (Tue), 13:18
Got my 28 yesterday and I was a little shocked how small it is! I read that its compact but gee I can fit this lens in my shirt pocket. And I thougjt the nifty fifty was small!

It is a very compact lens. That is what is so great about these non-L primes. I was able to fit my 5D body and 28 1.8 sideways in a little Think Tank Holster 10 (meant for a small body/lens like T2i & 18-55). I thought the 85 1.8 was small. Here they are next to each other.

http://i54.tinypic.com/108davq.jpg

Bren-Ten
22nd of September 2010 (Wed), 13:34
The 85mm is on the top of my list...after i go FF:cool:

I got this lens about 2 months back and do i freeking love it!

Shot this one a few nights ago. I am pretty happy with it other than the mass amounts of noise. any one know how to stop this? 4min 20 sec exposure F/13, Bulb, ISO 100.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/5013075593_19e0b2458d_z.jpg

alexanderGARDNER
25th of September 2010 (Sat), 03:27
I bought mine in Singapore and after much haggling it turned into a bargin.

Here's me!
http://alexander-gardner.smugmug.com/Als-Shots/Mowing/Mowing-AlexGardner-100925-01/1021111712_VMzGi-L-1.jpg

Frogdog
25th of September 2010 (Sat), 09:49
My doggy and nephew

mathogre
26th of September 2010 (Sun), 14:40
Here's one I took with the 28 under extreme conditions. This is the organ in St. Patrick's Cathedral, taken on our family vacation to NYC. This was hand held as they do not allow tripods. Also, it was available light.

EXIF: 1/10s, f/1.8, ISO 1600.

The first is the full image, white balance and light corrected. The second is a 100% crop. Yes there's noise, but I got the shot. I chose this lens for shooting St. Patrick's, and I'm amazed at what it could do.

Enjoy!

http://homepage.mac.com/mathogre/.Pictures/01/IMG_8813.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/mathogre/.Pictures/01/IMG_8813 - Version 2.jpg

thatkatmat
27th of September 2010 (Mon), 12:12
So, I ordered the Sigma 30/1.4 to see if it's as good as the EF28mm........ @1.8.
I really like the 28mm but I always wish it was an f1.4 lens....Anyways, we'll see how it goes...In the mean time, here's a few from this weekend at the park on my 20D.....Such a solid combo.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UOzmnz_ogN0/TKAlwHrWURI/AAAAAAAADy8/roG2U_Y4gbA/s800/IMG_6184.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_UOzmnz_ogN0/TKAlws3l72I/AAAAAAAADzA/Zh2I2qD0qSw/s800/IMG_6180.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UOzmnz_ogN0/TKAlx5vT-zI/AAAAAAAADzI/1MOimCL4pnI/s800/IMG_6159.jpg

Frogdog
27th of September 2010 (Mon), 12:42
Nice thatkamat:cool: What kind of pp is that?

John the Geek
27th of September 2010 (Mon), 12:44
Here's one I took with the 28 under extreme conditions. This is the organ in St. Patrick's Cathedral, taken on our family vacation to NYC. This was hand held as they do not allow tripods. Also, it was available light.

EXIF: 1/10s, f/1.8, ISO 1600.

The first is the full image, white balance and light corrected. The second is a 100% crop. Yes there's noise, but I got the shot. I chose this lens for shooting St. Patrick's, and I'm amazed at what it could do.

Enjoy!

That's pretty amazing for a hand-held shot at 1/10th! Good job.

=)

thatkatmat
27th of September 2010 (Mon), 13:14
Nice thatkamat:cool: What kind of pp is that?

Right now I'm using Lightroom2 for everything..Converting to JPEG's, PP'ing.

That is a preset I made a while back.
Thanks:)

Agwe
27th of September 2010 (Mon), 13:36
Love the shots, guys. I'll most likely be getting this to round out my prime 1.8 set. Already have the 50 and 85 and I love the pix I've been getting from both (the 85 most especially).

mathogre
27th of September 2010 (Mon), 20:39
That's pretty amazing for a hand-held shot at 1/10th! Good job.

=)

Thank you! What helped was that I used continuous shooting. In RAW, the XSi is only good for a few shots at normal burst speed before the buffer fills and the shooting rate slows. That's actually enough though. For those cases where I shot a series, often the first was the best, but in this case it was the last as I recall.

Also, I'd done a practice shoot earlier in the summer at the Washington National Cathedral to get a sense of what I'd need to do. I *really* wanted to get good photos at St. Patrick's. It's just such a beautiful place.

As an aside, at one point someone began playing the organ. Our daughter asked, "Where are the speakers?" I told her that wasn't coming through any speakers. :D

John the Geek
28th of September 2010 (Tue), 08:28
As an aside, at one point someone began playing the organ. Our daughter asked, "Where are the speakers?" I told her that wasn't coming through any speakers. :D

I know. What a generational gap we're creating even right now. My kids don't understand why some phones are attached to a wall. Why do they all share a single phone? Why do I have to put a disc in to watch a movie? Why can't I text grandma, is her phone off?

My 7-year-old knows more about computers than many of my co-workers.

I need to spend more time with my 28mm. I've never been happy with it's quality, so if it's really as soft as I imagine it to be then I need to get it to Canon before the warranty is up.

thatkatmat
28th of September 2010 (Tue), 10:02
I need to spend more time with my 28mm. I've never been happy with it's quality, so if it's really as soft as I imagine it to be then I need to get it to Canon before the warranty is up.

Yes, send it in...Mine is one of the sharpest lenses I've owned...and I've owned a few.

John the Geek
28th of September 2010 (Tue), 21:18
I just got it out and messed around with it. It front focuses a lot, making the shot seem soft. Well, it's front focusing in one room. When i shoot in another room it consistently back focuses. It also is more likely to front focus at 6ft away (by like 3-4 inches) than at 2 foot. One room has halogen bulbs, the other tungsten bulbs. Ugh.

I'll try it out tomorrow in daylight.

mathogre
28th of September 2010 (Tue), 23:05
I just got it out and messed around with it. It front focuses a lot, making the shot seem soft. Well, it's front focusing in one room. When i shoot in another room it consistently back focuses. It also is more likely to front focus at 6ft away (by like 3-4 inches) than at 2 foot. One room has halogen bulbs, the other tungsten bulbs. Ugh.

I'll try it out tomorrow in daylight.

You've got a 7D and I've got an XSi, so what I'm about to say may be hooey. You may also be intimately familiar with your 7D, especially the autofocus system. If so, please pardon my comment.

I normally manually select my autofocus point, and it is the center point. For the XSi, that is the one cross-type sensor in the camera. The other eight are single axis sensors. I use back button focussing. I focus where I want, recompose, and shoot.

The 7D has 19 autofocus sensors, all of which are cross-type. It has an extremely powerful and complex autofocus system. If you'd like a recommendation, here's what I'd do as a test if this were me. Choose single point autofocus using the center autofocus point (page 89 in your manual (the 7D was a very serious consideration for me in the not-too-distant past)). Try some focussing tests that way. Aim the camera to your focus point. Focus and shoot. If it isn't sharp, especially if you're at f/2.8+, then you may have a problem.

My guess is that you and your 7D are compatible on normal to telephoto focal lengths. When you go to the 28, which is wide, your 7D is trying to out-think you and is doing things you don't want it to do. If you're letting the 7D autofocus with all 19 sensors, it has a target rich environment, and is choosing according to its algorithms. It's not human and likely not choosing what you want.

If your test passes, then you will want to learn more about the complexities of the 7D's autofocus function if you're not well versed in them. B&H and Canon have on-line videos on the topic. I recall watching a one hour video on the *highlights* of the 7D autofocus capability. Being one who has successfully hacked operating system kernels, I'm both impressed and awed by the complexity of the 7D autofocus capability. The videos won't tell you how to work your 7D, but it will give you an idea as to what it can do. In contrast, if your test fails, then you may have a bad lens.

In either case, the 28 is an amazing lens. I am thoroughly impressed by what it can do. If your 28 is good, really dive into the 7D. If not, it's worth getting repaired or replaced.

I hope this helps!

John the Geek
29th of September 2010 (Wed), 08:14
You've got a 7D and I've got an XSi, so what I'm about to say may be hooey. You may also be intimately familiar with your 7D, especially the autofocus system. If so, please pardon my comment.

I normally manually select my autofocus point, and it is the center point. For the XSi, that is the one cross-type sensor in the camera. The other eight are single axis sensors. I use back button focussing. I focus where I want, recompose, and shoot.

The 7D has 19 autofocus sensors, all of which are cross-type. It has an extremely powerful and complex autofocus system. If you'd like a recommendation, here's what I'd do as a test if this were me. Choose single point autofocus using the center autofocus point (page 89 in your manual (the 7D was a very serious consideration for me in the not-too-distant past)). Try some focussing tests that way. Aim the camera to your focus point. Focus and shoot. If it isn't sharp, especially if you're at f/2.8+, then you may have a problem.

My guess is that you and your 7D are compatible on normal to telephoto focal lengths. When you go to the 28, which is wide, your 7D is trying to out-think you and is doing things you don't want it to do. If you're letting the 7D autofocus with all 19 sensors, it has a target rich environment, and is choosing according to its algorithms. It's not human and likely not choosing what you want.

If your test passes, then you will want to learn more about the complexities of the 7D's autofocus function if you're not well versed in them. B&H and Canon have on-line videos on the topic. I recall watching a one hour video on the *highlights* of the 7D autofocus capability. Being one who has successfully hacked operating system kernels, I'm both impressed and awed by the complexity of the 7D autofocus capability. The videos won't tell you how to work your 7D, but it will give you an idea as to what it can do. In contrast, if your test fails, then you may have a bad lens.

In either case, the 28 is an amazing lens. I am thoroughly impressed by what it can do. If your 28 is good, really dive into the 7D. If not, it's worth getting repaired or replaced.

I hope this helps!


I'm intimately familiar with the focus system. I'm using the Spot AF Point in the center every time. Sometimes it's front focused, and sometimes back. Seems to behave differently based on the temp of the surrounding light. I have until Feb to get it looked at under warranty, so I'll do some more testing.

=)

guyzer09
6th of October 2010 (Wed), 01:58
Here is one of my pup Skotty.
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g310/guyzer09/Skotty%20Paj%20Ej%20Lor/Skotty0006.jpg

alexanderGARDNER
11th of October 2010 (Mon), 05:45
I hope y'all enjoy. I am still learning where to use this lens but I'm having fun!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5070740191_1887038780_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37826130@N08/5070740191/)
Sarah-AlexGardner-101010-01 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37826130@N08/5070740191/) by alexanderGARDNER (http://www.flickr.com/people/37826130@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4088/5070993037_3c70154726_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37826130@N08/5070993037/)
Sarah-2-AlexGardner-101010-01 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37826130@N08/5070993037/) by alexanderGARDNER (http://www.flickr.com/people/37826130@N08/), on Flickr

tudragan
13th of October 2010 (Wed), 23:27
So, I ordered the Sigma 30/1.4 to see if it's as good as the EF28mm........ @1.8.
I really like the 28mm but I always wish it was an f1.4 lens....Anyways, we'll see how it goes...In the mean time, here's a few from this weekend at the park on my 20D.....Such a solid combo.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UOzmnz_ogN0/TKAlwHrWURI/AAAAAAAADy8/roG2U_Y4gbA/s800/IMG_6184.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_UOzmnz_ogN0/TKAlws3l72I/AAAAAAAADzA/Zh2I2qD0qSw/s800/IMG_6180.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UOzmnz_ogN0/TKAlx5vT-zI/AAAAAAAADzI/1MOimCL4pnI/s800/IMG_6159.jpg

Great shots!
I saw that you sold your 28mm, so i am curious as to why you chose the sigma 30mm as opposed to the 28mm?

msowsun
29th of October 2010 (Fri), 19:58
I recently picked up an EF 28mm f/1.8 and am quite pleased with it so far. It is just a little soft at f/1.8 but f/2.0 and up is great.

I thought the hood looked a little anemic, especially when using a crop body. I had a couple of old 3rd party hoods lying around so I glued an EW-63 inside an ET-65. I had to open up the rear of the ET-65 a little and also remove the "clips" to make it all work. It doesn't vignette on a 1.6 crop body, but it does on a full Frame.

It also can be reversed on the lens for storage.

Shot with my A610 Powershot:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/msowsun/photo%20stuff/Photo4/IMG_0110.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/msowsun/photo%20stuff/Photo4/IMG_0112.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/msowsun/photo%20stuff/Photo4/IMG_0114.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/msowsun/photo%20stuff/Photo4/IMG_0119.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/msowsun/photo%20stuff/Photo4/IMG_0120.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/msowsun/photo%20stuff/Photo4/IMG_0121.jpg

guyzer09
29th of October 2010 (Fri), 22:27
Looks pretty cool! I wonder if there will be any vignette showing up due to the hood size? I can't wait to try this lens out in FF. Not sure how much I will use it once I get my 5d.

Chavacano
5th of November 2010 (Fri), 11:34
Nice set up msowsun. I am also considering the 28 for low light indoor situations that the 15-85 can't handle. How does the IQ compare to the 15-85 at similar aperture? Is the AF as good as the 15-85?

Yusef
5th of November 2010 (Fri), 11:37
This is a fantastic lens. One of my favorites. I have it up for sale since purchasing a 35L. The link is below if anyone is interested.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/5143735809_eb4dcf02a2_b.jpg

guyzer09
5th of November 2010 (Fri), 17:08
Nice set up msowsun. I am also considering the 28 for low light indoor situations that the 15-85 can't handle. How does the IQ compare to the 15-85 at similar aperture? Is the AF as good as the 15-85?
AF is fast! my copy luckily is not soft at 1.8. The IQ is really good dont know how it compares to the 15-85 but comparing it to the 17-55 its comparable.

Trevor04GT
5th of November 2010 (Fri), 22:46
At the apple store

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/5149588337_3f32ce3d75_b.jpg

Misiek
6th of November 2010 (Sat), 05:32
Finally!!!

http://img575.imageshack.us/img575/2380/10446585.jpg

John the Geek
7th of November 2010 (Sun), 08:56
At the apple store

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/5149588337_3f32ce3d75_b.jpg

MacBook is one word, but still awesome.

=)

TweakMDS
9th of November 2010 (Tue), 11:06
That macbook looks pretty cool - good composition, but somehow it feels like the white balance is slightly off. It looks correct on the background though, so maybe there was a tungsten spot on it with daylight in the background?

Trevor04GT
9th of November 2010 (Tue), 18:28
MacBook is one word, but still awesome.

=)

It didn't look rrigut when it was one word. I like it with two, but I did catch that too :)

Trevor04GT
9th of November 2010 (Tue), 18:30
That macbook looks pretty cool - good composition, but somehow it feels like the white balance is slightly off. It looks correct on the background though, so maybe there was a tungsten spot on it with daylight in the background?

Thank you. Yes, the mall openings behind the MacBook. So there is a sun roof in the mall, so the light inside the store is different than the light in the mall.

Good catch, i was wondering why I couldn't nail the WB perfectly.

fajarsyah
10th of November 2010 (Wed), 02:26
This thread made me buy this gem... I'll share my picture later, will shoot some this weekend...

fajarsyah
11th of November 2010 (Thu), 04:57
http://i38.tinypic.com/ambpj6.jpg
http://i33.tinypic.com/nl3lti.jpg
WOW, how close the 28mm to your face? Really sharp!

javig999
14th of November 2010 (Sun), 23:02
This is a sharp lens...becoming a real prime lover...

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq163/javig999/IMG_7152.jpg
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq163/javig999/IMG_7153.jpg
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq163/javig999/IMG_7107.jpg

Maggiepotatoes
17th of November 2010 (Wed), 06:38
I'm seriously considering this lens. I currently use the kit lens for indoor pics. I've been considering the nifty 50 but think it might be too much zoom for indoors on a crop body. I'm not a pro...just want to take family photos, birthdays, family gatherings, etc. without having to use a flash. This maybe a stupid question but will I really notice a BIG difference in the ability of this lens to focus faster and give me better images than my kit lens in low light situations?

John the Geek
17th of November 2010 (Wed), 08:27
I'm seriously considering this lens. I currently use the kit lens for indoor pics. I've been considering the nifty 50 but think it might be too much zoom for indoors on a crop body. I'm not a pro...just want to take family photos, birthdays, family gatherings, etc. without having to use a flash. This maybe a stupid question but will I really notice a BIG difference in the ability of this lens to focus faster and give me better images than my kit lens in low light situations?

Yes, it is much better in low light conditions, but it's not magical. Nothing replaces a good speedlight bounced properly. By flash I hope you mean the built-in flash. Never use that. But a speedlight will make your pictures look much better.

The 85mm is great at 1.8, but a little soft around the edges for group shots. Make sure you stop down a bit to sharpen up those edges. Again, the speedlight helps a lot here.

=)

Maggiepotatoes
17th of November 2010 (Wed), 09:46
Thanks John. Perhaps I should be looking at a Speedlight instead of a new lens. The 270EX might be a nice light flash that would fill (no pun intended) my needs at this time instead of shelling out big $$ for a nicer lens.

guyzer09
17th of November 2010 (Wed), 18:22
Thanks John. Perhaps I should be looking at a Speedlight instead of a new lens. The 270EX might be a nice light flash that would fill (no pun intended) my needs at this time instead of shelling out big $$ for a nicer lens.
Don't waste your money in that flash. It isn't much better than the built in flash. You want something bigger like 420/430/550/580EX. They will allow more output and will five you better results when bouncing off Walls of ceilings. I sold a set of 420ex flashes for just over 100 so you can get them pretty cheap.

kermit4u
17th of November 2010 (Wed), 18:27
It didn't look rrigut when it was one word. I like it with two, but I did catch that too :)

be on the lookout, Steve Jobs might come after you for the error and for shooting their store. lol

a few years back my Son and I were in an apple store with a P&S and went to snap a silly pictures and we were told it was a no-no by one of their uppity t shirt wearing sales clerks.

John the Geek
17th of November 2010 (Wed), 18:48
be on the lookout, Steve Jobs might come after you for the error and for shooting their store. lol

a few years back my Son and I were in an apple store with a P&S and went to snap a silly pictures and we were told it was a no-no by one of their uppity t shirt wearing sales clerks.

That's funny. During the opening of the Mishawaka, IN store just this last weekend I walked around the Apple store with my gripped 7D taking pictures of everything. (On top of every single other person who had their iPhones out to take pictures and video.) Even the store clerks were posing for my pictures.

=)

John the Geek
17th of November 2010 (Wed), 18:50
Thanks John. Perhaps I should be looking at a Speedlight instead of a new lens. The 270EX might be a nice light flash that would fill (no pun intended) my needs at this time instead of shelling out big $$ for a nicer lens.

I'm with Guyzer, get a flash that swivels (like the 430) so you can control where you point it, and get a StoFen diffuser for the times you need to point it up with a high ceiling.

=)

kdarling
18th of November 2010 (Thu), 08:27
But a speedlight will make your pictures look much better.

I respect your opinion but that really depends on the individual. I strongly prefer non-flash to flash pictures. In fact, I'd rather miss a shot that use a flash..

Regards,
Kenneth

John the Geek
18th of November 2010 (Thu), 13:45
I respect your opinion but that really depends on the individual. I strongly prefer non-flash to flash pictures. In fact, I'd rather miss a shot that use a flash..

Regards,
Kenneth

Seriously? I hate the murky, soft look of shots taken without a flash indoors. If you bounce it right it can look more natural than without a flash.

Without flash:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs023.snc3/11036_673746624257_5616112_38895895_7253576_n.jpg

With flash:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs211.snc4/38890_720794180577_5616112_40546719_1162154_n.jpg

kdarling
18th of November 2010 (Thu), 14:14
It depends on the circumstances, it seems as if your pictures are taken at night or in a room without windows/natural light.

I find flash light very difficult to control and it tends to light everything evenly which I find a bit boring.

Please see my examples below which are taken in our living room, most of them with a Sigma 24 mm f/1.8

One might say though that these were not taken in low light situations, check the EXIF data.

http://blog.darling.dk/wp-content/images/LR9O4466_web.jpg

http://blog.darling.dk/wp-content/images/LR9O4665_web.jpg

http://blog.darling.dk/wp-content/images/LR9O4458_web.jpg

http://blog.darling.dk/wp-content/images/LR9O1073_web.jpg

Taken in a hospital room
http://blog.darling.dk/wp-content/images/LR9O3890_web.jpg

imposterjeff
18th of November 2010 (Thu), 14:23
i really like my copy of this lens. i will post pictures from it in a couple of days or so. i had to add it to my prime collection of 28 50 & 85.

Maggiepotatoes
18th of November 2010 (Thu), 18:02
Thanks John and Guyzer. Let the shopping begin!!

kdarling...the pictures of the children are beautiful.

michgirl
18th of November 2010 (Thu), 18:52
I am getting ready for a weekend Christmas Shopping trip in Chicago and taking my T1i. I am thinking of getting this lens for the trip - my 15-85 is too heavy to wear all day around my neck, the kit lens doesn't do well in darker places and my nifty fifty not wide enough. Will this be a good lens for city-scapes and in-store pix, as well as night shots as we walk along the streets?

I was also thinking of picking up either the Canon G12 or the S95 and using that instead - will the T1i with this lens out perform either one of those cameras on this trip?

Thanks for you help!

.Davis.
2nd of December 2010 (Thu), 10:34
Bumping this thread because I will soon be purchasing this lens

DarioC
3rd of December 2010 (Fri), 07:09
excellent shots...It's most probably going to be my next purchase.

anyone have any automotive shots with this lens?

michgirl
5th of December 2010 (Sun), 09:35
So I picked up the Canon S95 but IQ could not compare to what I get with my EOS - so the S95 is on its way back and the EF 28 f/1.8 is on its way here! Will get in time for my Chicago weekend - it should be perfect! Can't wait to see more shots from others.

RonSmith
5th of December 2010 (Sun), 09:49
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4150/5083726584_8f66e94d5a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronssmith/5083726584/)
20101014 003b (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronssmith/5083726584/) by Ronald S. Smith (http://www.flickr.com/people/ronssmith/), on Flickr

AntonLargiader
8th of December 2010 (Wed), 12:53
How many of you are correcting CA before you post photos? At the beginning of this thread is a pretty bad example of CA (although I think it is a 100% crop). I like the idea of this lens but I don't want to have to CA-correct all of the photos.

michgirl
8th of December 2010 (Wed), 13:03
UPS just delivered this lens! I will be testing it out after work tonight and will let you know about the CA! Hoping it is not too much of a problem.

John the Geek
8th of December 2010 (Wed), 14:06
UPS just delivered this lens! I will be testing it out after work tonight and will let you know about the CA! Hoping it is not too much of a problem.

High-contrast wide open, which you should expect, but otherwise I don't see a while lot of it. I wouldn't worry.

michgirl
8th of December 2010 (Wed), 19:36
Got my lens! I was apprehensive due to many mixed reviews of this lens, and let me tell you I am stunned. While I am still a beginner and have so very much to learn, I can tell you this lens way out performs the 50mm f/1.8. The color, the clarity, the sharpness - I didn't expect so much difference. I took a few quick shots outside before dark, trees against the dull sky, snow against the trees and really didn't notice much CA. But it was pretty dull out, so will test it in better lighting. Meanwhile I am excited that this is such an excellent lens.

Frogdog
9th of December 2010 (Thu), 08:28
Congratz, it is a very nice lens. I only sold it because the focal lenght is to close to my 35L.

jb1911
9th of December 2010 (Thu), 18:11
Less talk, more pictures.

imposterjeff
9th of December 2010 (Thu), 23:49
selfie i did not to long ago. lighting was a overhead fan and my tv camera was a canon 5dc at iso 1600 at f/1.8 shutter speed was 1/200. all i did was a basic lightroom conversion that i do to all pictures white balance, exposure adjustment, contrast, blacks there is no sharpening or clarity adjustments to this image

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5248475688_d6e988079c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffandersonphotography/5248475688/)

also this was on sunday it was my friend brian of the band moving forward who were recording there demo at the same place i was shooting at and this was on a smoke break for him and andy. Camera info 5dc iso 50 at f1.8 shutter speed 1/2500
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5165/5247919333_827e8cefd0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffandersonphotography/5247919333/)

Maffu
10th of December 2010 (Fri), 15:03
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4812698327_64c95eda34.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/m4ffu/4812698327/)
11.07.2010 Darling Buds Classic Car Show Rat'd Ford (http://www.flickr.com/photos/m4ffu/4812698327/) by M4FFU (http://www.flickr.com/people/m4ffu/), on Flickr

Misiek
10th of December 2010 (Fri), 17:43
I've recently visited our city center with my friends in Poland and covered it only with a 28 1.8. Here is a couple, the rest is on my facebook acount. The link is below:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2065840&id=1128476186&l=03ea885b67

1.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs910.snc4/72319_1492592391291_1128476186_31059718_8087656_n. jpg
2.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs737.snc4/65751_1496868098181_1128476186_31068317_7413452_n. jpg
3.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1234.snc4/156628_1492627592171_1128476186_31059829_5173623_n .jpg
4.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs453.ash2/72691_1492640472493_1128476186_31059903_6875077_n. jpg
5.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs012.snc4/33939_1492589791226_1128476186_31059713_1865175_n. jpg