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Why does the EF 28mm 1.8 get's so much hate?

 
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Oct 24, 2011 13:43 |  #16

tsong wrote in post #13298509 (external link)
I ask my camera expert friend, and he said anything less than 35mm will not be great due to the glass or elements or something lol I'm not an expert, but I trust him.

Either you misunderstood your friend or your friend has very limited experience.


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Oct 24, 2011 15:04 |  #17

Lol,

this is exactly what my friend messaged me:

"Don't get the 28, anything below 35 is going to have bad IQ unless you pay >$1000 for the special aspherical elements required to reduce radial distortion and keep the perspective rectilinear. Also, 28 is a really hard focal length to use, not many people can shoot well all around with wide angles. You'll see why it's hard when you own one."

In terms of shooting, he's pretty good compared to most (OCL strobist stuff, etc.), but I also haven't researched a lot in terms technical terms so I am lost in this aspect.

But overall, I'm still probably getting a 35 f/2, save that couple hundred and invest in an ND or CP filter for my nifty 50




  
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Oct 24, 2011 15:10 |  #18

tsong wrote in post #13298983 (external link)
Lol,

this is exactly what my friend messaged me:

"Don't get the 28, anything below 35 is going to have bad IQ unless you pay >$1000 for the special aspherical elements required to reduce radial distortion and keep the perspective rectilinear. Also, 28 is a really hard focal length to use, not many people can shoot well all around with wide angles. You'll see why it's hard when you own one."

In terms of shooting, he's pretty good compared to most (OCL strobist stuff, etc.), but I also haven't researched a lot in terms technical terms so I am lost in this aspect.

But overall, I'm still probably getting a 35 f/2, save that couple hundred and invest in an ND or CP filter for my nifty 50


When I was in doubt, I opted for the 28 because it is wider, with is better for use in a crop sensor.
Also, focusing is on another level.
I also discarded the Sigma because of the quality control issues and the fact I can use the 28 on my 5D also.

Also, I think those debates about the IQ are a bit exaggerated.
The lens might not be top notch, but in todays digital world where lots of people post process the pictures, at least I believe the majority of the people who participates in this forum, Post Processes at some degree, does it really matter that much?

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Oct 24, 2011 15:38 |  #19

I use my Canon 28mm 1.8 on my crop body as a walk around lens when not working. I love everything about it.......except, the CA, I hate the CA on it. However that being said, it is usually only noticable on my computer when zooming in, and nobody can see it in my prints.


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Oct 24, 2011 15:41 |  #20

I find the 28 1.8 to be a great lens. It finds its way one my 1dii second only to my 135L.


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Oct 24, 2011 15:52 |  #21

why do people hate sigma so much?

people hate just to hate. most that hate is because of what they read from other people. and so some that hate actually dont own and have never used most likely.

you will normally see more hate than love on the internet. if people like a certain lens you hear less about it from them because they are less vocal than the haters.

so just enjoy your lens and ignore that hate posted on potn about it lol




  
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Oct 24, 2011 15:54 |  #22

Sirrith wrote in post #13297208 (external link)
I'm speaking as someone who was set on the 28 1.8 only to try the sigma 30 at a store and compare it to the 28 1.8, and find that the sigma was better in every way that mattered to me, viz build quality and IQ.

Yep, did the same thing, walked in with the canon 28 f1.8 in mind, walked out with the Sigma 30 f1.4 instead and have not looked back or regretted it once. I don't however have a "hate" on the Canon, I just thought the Sigma was a better option.


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Oct 24, 2011 15:59 |  #23

tsong wrote in post #13298983 (external link)
Lol,

this is exactly what my friend messaged me:

"Don't get the 28, anything below 35 is going to have bad IQ unless you pay >$1000 for the special aspherical elements required to reduce radial distortion and keep the perspective rectilinear. Also, 28 is a really hard focal length to use, not many people can shoot well all around with wide angles. You'll see why it's hard when you own one."

Well sorry, but your friend is just wrong.


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Oct 24, 2011 16:04 |  #24

tsong wrote in post #13298983 (external link)
"Don't get the 28, anything below 35 is going to have bad IQ unless you pay >$1000 for the special aspherical elements required to reduce radial distortion and keep the perspective rectilinear. Also, 28 is a really hard focal length to use, not many people can shoot well all around with wide angles. You'll see why it's hard when you own one."

This has to be a wind up, surely!


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Oct 24, 2011 16:07 |  #25

As was said, most people want a fast normal prime for a crop when they are 28mm f1.8 shopping. The Sigma is faster, and sharper at faster apertures, so it just makes more sense. I think if the Sigma 30mm didn't exist, there would be loads of 28mm f1.8 lovers.


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