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Canon 28mm f/1.8 for Indoor portraits?

 
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Jan 15, 2013 14:54 |  #1

Hi guys, I went with a friend to a Hotel Room to shoot some pictures.

Here you can see some of them, if interested:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1266039

I right now only have the "Nifty Fifty" as prime lens, and I found the 50mm to be sometimes too long...

I generally planned to get a 50mm f1.4, but now I am more thinking of a 28mm 1.8...
But on all sites I checked, (the-digital-picture, and photozone.de) I see, the 28mm has terrible border resolution.

Now I am really wondering how good that lens really is, did any of you guys use this lens to make pictures of people? (Full body portraits, or so)?

Maybe even, do you guys have some samples?

Thanks for the advice.

(I know there is the 28mm 2.8 IS (for way more, than I am willing to pay), and the 35mm f/2, but I would be more interrested in this lens, thank you)

Oh, yes, I am using a Crop sensor. :)
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Jan 15, 2013 16:43 |  #2

I used the 28mm f/1.8 on a 7D before getting a full frame body, and thought it worked well for my indoor family get togethers. Here is an example:

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Jan 15, 2013 16:44 |  #3

I am in the same boat and im kinda leaning towards the sigma 30mm 1.4. B&H is very close to me so i guess it makes it a little less risky if it does have focus issues. I can always return for a replacement and if it doesnt work out i can go for the canon 28 1.8




  
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Jan 15, 2013 16:48 |  #4

For anything close to traditional framing anything that wide is going to give you perspective distortion for individual portraits. You can see the beginning of it in a couple of the shots from the link.




  
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Jan 15, 2013 16:53 |  #5

As long as you're using a crop sensor, 28 is the way to go. On FF, it begins to distort facial features because you have to get so close. In regards to the 28mm vs Sigma 30, I've went through 3 sigma 30s and would never waste my time/money/sanity on that lens ever again. Despite losing 2/3rds o a stop, the 28 outperformed all copies of the Sigma that I've owned. Good luck with whatever you choose!

Edit: I was referring to the 28 f/1.8, not the 2.8IS version



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Jan 15, 2013 17:17 |  #6

I want to ask is where did you read about the Canon 28 f/1.8 IS? I can't find it anywhere.

It certainly peaked my interest haha.




  
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Jan 15, 2013 17:55 |  #7

Kikkoman wrote in post #15493196 (external link)
I want to ask is where did you read about the Canon 28 f/1.8 IS? I can't find it anywhere.

It certainly peaked my interest haha.

The OP mentions a Canon 28 f/2.8 IS

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …002_EF_28mm_f_2​_8_IS.html (external link)

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Jan 16, 2013 12:53 |  #8

As Rivas8409 said, I mentioned a 28mm 2.8 IS, but it costs almost 2x the prize of the 28 1.8, and is slower...

BTW. thanks for the answers guys.


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