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frankwite
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Nov 26, 2012 18:20 |  #1801

emelvee wrote in post #15292354 (external link)
Even on full-frame, I always found my 50mm to be too close for selfies. Thankful that the 28 can do that!

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Very nice selfie! As much as I love my 50mm I decided not to wait for the sigma 35mm and pulled the trigger on a shiny new 28mm and I couldn't be happier with my decision.

I can hardly wait for the big brown truck to pull and place it at my door step. I'm going to love shooting portraits with this lens.

The 28 completes my poor mans trinity + one...For now at least.


5D ll | 5D | SL1 | Lumix LX7 | 24-105L| 70-200L| 135L| 85 1.8| 50 1.4| 28 1.8| 50 1.8 ll| 40 2.8 STM| 35 2.0|75-300 lll|18-55 STM| 28-75 2.8

  
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Nov 26, 2012 20:33 |  #1802

frankwite wrote in post #15292763 (external link)
Very nice selfie! As much as I love my 50mm I decided not to wait for the sigma 35mm and pulled the trigger on a shiney new 28mm and I couldn't be happier with my decision.

I can hardly wait for the big brown truck to pull and place it at my door step. I'm going to love shooting portraits with this lens.

The 28 completes my poor mans trinity + one...For now at least.

Hey thanks! It's such a great lens ... and I wouldn't necessarily call it a "poor man's" trinity ... just a lot of bang for your buck! Really, this is my idea set-up, although I wouldn't exactly mind a 24L or 35L. I just wouldn't need the 1.2 of the 50L or 85L, which is why my 50mm isn't going anywhere and why I want an 85mm f/1.8 ;)


Canon 6D | 70-200 f/2.8 I | 50mm f/1.4 | 16-35mm f/2.8 II | 580EX II x 2
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Nov 26, 2012 21:27 |  #1803

emelvee wrote in post #15293255 (external link)
Hey thanks! It's such a great lens ... and I wouldn't necessarily call it a "poor man's" trinity ... just a lot of bang for your buck! Really, this is my idea set-up, although I wouldn't exactly mind a 24L or 35L. I just wouldn't need the 1.2 of the 50L or 85L, which is why my 50mm isn't going anywhere and why I want an 85mm f/1.8 ;)

You're welcome and I totally agree with you. I'm very excited about my setup. I seriously thought about the 35L but really couldn't justify it. I love the build quality and IQ of my 85mm 1.8 and 50mm 1.4 so the 28mm 1.8 made the most sense to me. I don't have a need for a 1.2 aperture either and I really can't justify the 35L because I have a 6 month old and he's expensive. :)

Portrait shots like yours and a few others in this thread made it an easy decision. My humble little setup isn't going anywhere for a long while, because I'm a 99% portrait shooter so 1.8, 1.4 and f2 is plenty fast for me.


5D ll | 5D | SL1 | Lumix LX7 | 24-105L| 70-200L| 135L| 85 1.8| 50 1.4| 28 1.8| 50 1.8 ll| 40 2.8 STM| 35 2.0|75-300 lll|18-55 STM| 28-75 2.8

  
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Nov 27, 2012 14:01 |  #1804

I rented a 35/L to try it out over Thanksgiving. Very nice lens. Nice indeed. But, the price plus the size/weight plus the extreme shallow DOF that I just wasn't going to use led me to pick up a 28/1.8 instead. I've been just doing test shots so far. Very pleased. Small, fast, nice output, and leaves me more than $600 richer. Loving it so far.


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Nov 28, 2012 13:30 |  #1805

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Nov 30, 2012 07:12 |  #1806

Some stunning photos in here. I've just picked up a mint example for £280. Can't wait to get out and shoot some landscapes with it as the widest I've had for the last few years is 50mm. Trouble is, I'm recovering from a knee op so that may be a while yet. Talk about torture!




  
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Nov 30, 2012 16:13 as a reply to  @ post 15292354 |  #1807

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Dec 01, 2012 07:44 |  #1808

Love the photos in this thread. I purchased a 28/1.8 to go with my 5D recently. I love it except for one thing. At 1.8, when focused on something more than say a meter or so away, it seems really soft and "glows" in more high contrast situations. It sharpens up and loses the glow when stopped down (very nice by 2.8. I may go back and test the intermediate apertures between 1.8 and 2.8, to see where it cleans up). It also seems to do fine at 1.8 if focused on something more like a meter away, but further away and it seems pretty soft.

Is that par for the course for this lens? I'm not shooting landscapes at 1.8, lol, and I mainly do people shots in context, so otherwise the lens is fine for me. If this is how this lens behaves, then I'm fine. I just want to confirm I don't have a lens with an issue.


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Dec 01, 2012 16:34 |  #1809

Reminds me of Skyrim :lol: Stunning photo!


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Dec 01, 2012 19:12 |  #1810

WT21 wrote in post #15311706 (external link)
Love the photos in this thread. I purchased a 28/1.8 to go with my 5D recently. I love it except for one thing. At 1.8, when focused on something more than say a meter or so away, it seems really soft and "glows" in more high contrast situations. It sharpens up and loses the glow when stopped down (very nice by 2.8. I may go back and test the intermediate apertures between 1.8 and 2.8, to see where it cleans up). It also seems to do fine at 1.8 if focused on something more like a meter away, but further away and it seems pretty soft.

Is that par for the course for this lens? I'm not shooting landscapes at 1.8, lol, and I mainly do people shots in context, so otherwise the lens is fine for me. If this is how this lens behaves, then I'm fine. I just want to confirm I don't have a lens with an issue.

yeah its horrible wide open, I cant use it on my girls. 2.2 is what I like the best for my style.




  
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Dec 01, 2012 22:17 |  #1811

ohhbekay wrote in post #15313890 (external link)
yeah its horrible wide open, I cant use it on my girls. 2.2 is what I like the best for my style.

There must be good/bad copies because mine was perfectly useable at 1.8, so much that I'm considering purchasing it again for FF. I would say that it is as good or better than my 50 1.4 wide-open. I've said it many times before, but the 28 1.8 is Canon's hidden gem.



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Dec 02, 2012 00:28 |  #1812

This is kind of a bunch of nonsense. But I kind of liked it (tilt shifted it) :

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Dec 02, 2012 08:45 |  #1813

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Dec 04, 2012 21:53 |  #1814

Didn't think I'd grow to love this lens, but I've been using it consistently the past few weeks and have been getting to know it better. Here's a shot from last week:

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Canon EOS 60D | EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L MkII | EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk I | EF 28mm f/1.8 | EF 85mm f/1.8 | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS |
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Dec 06, 2012 18:28 |  #1815

love my 28 on my crop. i shoot it at 2.8 alot and it never really leaves my camera. gonna have to dig up a few pics for this thread


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