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Aug 03, 2010 03:29 |  #16

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Aug 03, 2010 03:36 |  #17

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Sorry...I am almost losing my mind here...been shooting with it for two days and this boy is so sharp your eyeballs bleed..

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Aug 03, 2010 03:52 |  #18

Pics or it didn't happen.

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Aug 03, 2010 05:05 |  #19

When I tried one I found the center good but terrible outside the center which is very sad for a FF prime being used on a crop body, so not worth it for me, not that the Sigma 30/1.4 is perfect... I still hope for an Ef-S 35/1.8 like the Nikon counterpart which is a serious bargain in my experience..


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Aug 03, 2010 07:27 |  #20

OK I got this lens knowing I'd be with a crop for a while and I LOVE it! I tried the sigma (well to be honest three of them, none of which focused well one so bad it front focused by 6' and another by 10'!) I liked the 35 f/2 but the focus was a bit slow for what I used it for, otherwise it was a sharp lens. The 35L seemed a bit soft for me wide open, maybe it was the copy I had? But I also didn't like the FL on crop, I liked it better with film (FF.)

So I needed a lens to equal somewhat close to normal and was fast enough for indoors. I bought the 28 with high hopes and it does not disappoint! It's clear out to the corners, very sharp. Accurate focus. Fast AF. And for me good bokeh.

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Now these were taken within the first couple weeks I've owned the lens, I'll need a bit more to really work the lens for what I want (very dark bar/gig shots of my husbands band) since all their recent gig have been outside festivals. But so far, chasing my niece and nephew around and just shooting around the house it seems to be a great lens for me. And if anyone thinks the 35L handles CA better, guess again, they are equal in my book.

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Aug 03, 2010 07:52 |  #21

I really don't shoot this lens wide open very often. It really shines on a full frame body though.

I normally stop it down

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Aug 03, 2010 08:03 |  #22

I had the 28 1.8 also and loved using it.

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Aug 03, 2010 09:04 |  #23

On full frame from f4-16 it's very sharp corner to corner.

1.8- has abysmal corners
2.8- very useable entire image

It's a nice lens that doesn't get enough credit. It's the focal length.

If they made a 24 1.8, as good as this lens, it'd sell loads.


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Aug 03, 2010 09:12 |  #24

plasticmotif wrote in post #10653119 (external link)
On full frame from f4-16 it's very sharp corner to corner.

1.8- has abysmal corners
2.8- very useable entire image

It's a nice lens that doesn't get enough credit. It's the focal length.

If they made a 24 1.8, as good as this lens, it'd sell loads.

With this lense, I almost always stop down -- well over 90% of my keepers with this are between f4-f11. I haven't had much luck with shots between 1.8-2.8.


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Aug 03, 2010 09:19 |  #25

I have the 35f2 and got it because of the reviews and I wanted the slightly longer focal length. Mine is good wide open. At close focus distances, the corners are not quite sharp wide open. Once you stop down it gets better across the frame, but the corners are not quite perfect, even stopped down at say 1 foot from a wall. At a distance - the lens is sharp in the corners when it is stopped down.
I wonder if this is the case for the 28f1.8...




  
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Aug 03, 2010 09:30 |  #26

I love the 28 1.8, mine's very sharp too, though I don't really look at the extreme corners because I have lenses that I use to take shots where corners are important (tokina 35mm macro @ f5.6 or F8 is extremely hard to beat). I just use the 28 1.8 at F/2 - F/2.8 mostly. F/1.8 is a little iffy, but above that it beats my tamron, is a stop faster, has WAY better AF and better bokeh.
A 35L or 24L is probably better, but also at least 5 times what I paid for my 28 1.8.

Most of the images I take with it are friends/family event images, so not a lot of them online publically.
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Aug 03, 2010 09:35 |  #27

I have read good things about this lens too. One question: how is it on a 40D? With a crop factor of 1.6, the lens (in 35mm terms) is the equivalent of lmpst 45mm, which would is considered "standard," not wide angle. Do you still get the WA effect with the 40D? Or if you want WA do you need an even sforted FL?

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Aug 03, 2010 09:37 |  #28

asamimasa wrote in post #10651155 (external link)
I wonder why some camera review sites give this such a bad rating on sharpness when I hear many good things about it from user reviews. How are the corners?

It's not an L.


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Aug 03, 2010 09:44 |  #29

Yep! If I had a crop body, this would be my low light lens.


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Aug 03, 2010 09:47 |  #30

neurorog wrote in post #10653155 (external link)
With this lense, I almost always stop down -- well over 90% of my keepers with this are between f4-f11. I haven't had much luck with shots between 1.8-2.8.

I had one that was a waste of space until at least f/2.2 and even then was not as good as my 17-55. At f/2.5 it edged out my zoom lens but for 1/3 stop advantage and with no IS and a stack of other focal lengths absent I could not see the point in the thing. I sent it back for a refund. If it had been usable at f/1.8 I would have kept it, but it was utter junk.




  
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