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Canon 28mm 1.8 vs. 35mm f2

 
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Nov 05, 2007 21:57 |  #1

Please forgive me if this has been discussed before. I recently purchased a 35/2 and not extremely happy with it. I am not sure if 28/1.8 would do better.

I read this review http://www.kenrockwell​.com/canon/lenses/28mm​-f18.htm (external link) and he highly recommended it. Don't know about his credibility though.

Does anybody have any real world experience with 28/1.8? Samples would be great... thanks.




  
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Nov 05, 2007 22:32 |  #2

brian35mm wrote in post #4260838 (external link)
Please forgive me if this has been discussed before. I recently purchased a 35/2 and not extremely happy with it. I am not sure if 28/1.8 would do better.

I read this review http://www.kenrockwell​.com/canon/lenses/28mm​-f18.htm (external link) and he highly recommended it. Don't know about his credibility though.

Does anybody have any real world experience with 28/1.8? Samples would be great... thanks.

the 28 1.8 gets very good beginning @ f2.2 and unlike the 35 f2 it has ring USM and a build comparable to the 85 1.8.

i used the 28 1.8 as my low light prime when i had the 20d and i really liked it. it focussed very well in low light.

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Nov 06, 2007 03:15 |  #3

What time is dinner Ed ?


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Nov 06, 2007 05:38 |  #4

I really like my 28 f/1.8. It's a great low light portrait and event lens. I don't use it for landscapes or other such things much, but I love it for people. Good build, excellent focusing, and great color.


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Nov 06, 2007 08:31 |  #5

Ed, great shots. Now I really want a 28/1.8...




  
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Nov 06, 2007 08:45 as a reply to  @ brian35mm's post |  #6

the 35/2 is pretty nice. but it's buzzy and slow-in-low-light focusing made me sell it for the 35L.

the 28/1.8 is one of onlt two in its class from canon; the other being the 20/2.8. the other wide primes from 15-35mm are all from the 1st generation of canon primes with a teeny weeny focusing ring and af-d motors. optically, there are not that inferior (obviously comparing within classes) as compared to their more modern counterparts, but when you're considering other factors like build and focusing, then it's a pretty nice package. personally, i think the 28/1.8 works very well with a rebel body!


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Jan 10, 2011 10:39 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #7

Hey Ed,
Thanks for the pics. I have been banging my head against the wall for 2 days trying to determine which lens to get.

Price point has a play in this decision as well.
35mm f/2.0 = $299
28mm f/1.8 USM = $459

But, I'd rather spend the extra $160 and get better results


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Jan 10, 2011 10:46 |  #8

I'm asking myself the same question too!
But I just have to ask, why are you not extremely happy with the 35/2? It seems most people who have it, like it.


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Jan 10, 2011 10:49 |  #9

Can't speak for the 28 1.8 but I can say I didn't like my 35 for the same reasons, slow & very noisy.


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Jan 10, 2011 10:50 |  #10

The other question I have is do you buy the USA model or the Import model? Whats the difference?


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Jan 10, 2011 11:00 |  #11

I found this:
Items marked "USA" are imported and/or distributed by the manufacturer or the manufacturer's official licensed importer/distributor and are warranted by them. Items marked "IMP" are imported and/or distributed by other entities and are warranted by B&H Photo-Video. "IMP" products do not qualify for manufacturer's rebate programs. There is no difference in the item itself.


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Jan 10, 2011 11:02 |  #12
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wow I find my 35 to be very quick albeit noisy....but still very quick and accurate af


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Jan 10, 2011 11:08 |  #13

Has anybody tried the Sigma 28mm 1.8? I've been looking for a fast prime, and have been looking at the canon 35 f/2, and the sigma 28 f/1.8. I'm scared of the sigma 30 f/1.4.




  
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Jan 10, 2011 11:12 |  #14

I've used them all. My recommendation is the Sigma 30 if you're on a crop. If not the Canon 28mm is the next best without going to L series and MF.


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Jan 10, 2011 11:14 |  #15

kaokao1215 wrote in post #11610836 (external link)
Has anybody tried the Sigma 28mm 1.8? I've been looking for a fast prime, and have been looking at the canon 35 f/2, and the sigma 28 f/1.8. I'm scared of the sigma 30 f/1.4.

why are you afraid? The worst that can happen is you need to send in for calibration, which is worth it IMO - its an excellent lens.


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