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24 or 28 f2.8 IS USM ?

 
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Nov 15, 2014 21:10 |  #1

I'm thinking about either the 24 f2.8 IS USM or 28 f2.8 IS USM for mostly my SL1, and some times my 6D. Since I shoot indoor events and museums, I believe the IS will be a benefit.

But there's only 4mm difference between the two lenses. 4mm doesn't seem like much. Is there a build quality or IQ difference?

Any opinions?


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Nov 15, 2014 23:08 |  #2
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Anyway, I don't think either of these choices adds much to your 24-70II. As much as you are using 24mm, would 28 work for you? I notice quite a few shots at much smaller than f/2.8, too. Would you get more versatility out of something like the 16-35 f/4 IS? Zoom versatility, the IS you want, and f/4 is hurting anything when your not shooting at f/2.8 anyway. Just some random thoughts at midnight.


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Nov 15, 2014 23:36 |  #3

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #17274270external link
But there's only 4mm difference between the two lenses. 4mm doesn't seem like much.

When comparing focal lengths, use division rather than subtraction. 4mm at these focal lengths is significant.

There is a different "feel" to the two focal lengths on full frame.




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Nov 16, 2014 03:32 as a reply to melcat's post |  #4

You can always crop a picture taken with a 24 mm to look like what you get with a 28 mm, but not the other way around.

I have the EF 28 mm f/2.8 IS USM myself, but I use it mainly when I want the camera to be as compact as possible (yeah, I know, with a 1DX behind the lens...), but most of the time when using focal lengths in this region I find one of three other lenses on the camera.


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Nov 16, 2014 03:38 |  #5

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #17274270external link
I'm thinking about either the 24 f2.8 IS USM or 28 f2.8 IS USM for mostly my SL1, and some times my 6D. Since I shoot indoor events and museums, I believe the IS will be a benefit.

But there's only 4mm difference between the two lenses. 4mm doesn't seem like much. Is there a build quality or IQ difference?

Any opinions?

Heya,

The 28 F2.8 IS is a very good lens. It's wide on full frame, but not super wide, so it's just another "wider than 35mm" there. It's great if you care about distortion (as in, less distortion from being wide). On a crop, it's a lot like using a 40 or 50mm on your full frame in terms of field of view. Great IS.

Have you considered the 35 F2 IS though? Is it too wide?

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Nov 16, 2014 03:39 as a reply to apersson850's post |  #6

http://www.the-digital-picture.com ...8-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspxexternal link

These two lenses are very close... the only thing I can come up with in addition to the link above, is that you might like the 24mm better on the SL1 than the 28mm since you seem to like wide angle lenses.
The 28mm lens will have the FOV similar to a 44mm lens on full frame - so that's nearly normal. The 24mm lens will have a FOV similar to a 38mm lens on full frame.


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Nov 16, 2014 20:18 as a reply to DoughnutPhoto's post |  #7

Thanks folks for the comments.

I think the main reason I'm looking at these two lenses is for their small size and good IQ. Small size since I'll mostly use the lens on the SL1.

Since the SL1 is a crop camera, I'm thinking the 24mm might be best. As some one said, I can always crop the image if a narrow fov is needed.


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Nov 16, 2014 20:27 |  #8

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #17276118external link
Thanks folks for the comments.

I think the main reason I'm looking at these two lenses is for their small size and good IQ. Small size since I'll mostly use the lens on the SL1.

Since the SL1 is a crop camera, I'm thinking the 24mm might be best. As some one said, I can always crop the image if a narrow fov is needed.

This. I had the 24 on my T2i/550D, & it was excellent. I use the 28 IS far more on my 6D. Less distorted look, & sharp as. I got the old non IS 24 as a lightweight cheap wide option for the few times I use it on the 6D. The 22 pancake covers my crop needs now :) If you really want the 28, then maybe the new EF S 24 might suit. Cheap enough to own the 2.




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Nov 16, 2014 21:22 |  #9

More of a difference on a FF than a crop. I would suggest you consider basing your decision on your FF rather than the crop. Depending on your needs, even 24mm might not be wide enough on the SL1. I'd sure like an EF-S 18mm IS...

As mentioned, there are more options at the 24mm range (L, TS, Ef-s, micromotor) compared to the 28 (USM and the micromotor versions), if you were thinking of complementing, i.e. 24L with the 28IS would be more useful. I'd like to see a 28mmL as well...

Also like the idea of the Ef-s for the Sl1 and the 28 for both.


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Nov 16, 2014 21:23 as a reply to speedync's post |  #10

28mm = cheaper, sharper, smaller. great lens that I owned for awhile but I now have 35 f2 IS.


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Nov 16, 2014 21:24 |  #11

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #17276118external link
Thanks folks for the comments.

I think the main reason I'm looking at these two lenses is for their small size and good IQ. Small size since I'll mostly use the lens on the SL1.

Since the SL1 is a crop camera, I'm thinking the 24mm might be best. As some one said, I can always crop the image if a narrow fov is needed.

I'd get the new 24 efs. much cheaper and smaller but of course no IS. in fact I will get this lens for my SL1 because I use it for quick snaps like ebay.


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Nov 16, 2014 21:40 |  #12

The 35F2 IS is great in museums, and would be perfect for both cameras. Mine is very sharp.




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Nov 17, 2014 00:31 |  #13

I'd go for a stabilized f2.8 17-5Xmm zoom instead


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