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Jan 15, 2013 13:46 |  #1876

ProD1gy_KiD wrote in post #15489030 (external link)
i guess ill be joining this club :lol: i was on a verge to get a 35L but figured i need that extra money too ;) so just pulled the trigger for this little guy. and see how it goes. anybody shot this with a 5dc? how is it?

It's so wide! Aha. Still getting used to it after using it as a normal lens on my 60D. Not sure if you can really tell how wide it is with this one, but yes:

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Jan 15, 2013 17:04 |  #1877

marsaz wrote in post #15490891 (external link)
Ohh, You guys made me do this! Very nice pictures in this thread so I just bought the lense myself. Skipped lunch so I could go to local retailer. Can't wait to start making pictures with it :)

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Jan 16, 2013 01:44 |  #1878

ProD1gy_KiD wrote in post #15489030 (external link)
i guess ill be joining this club :lol: i was on a verge to get a 35L but figured i need that extra money too ;) so just pulled the trigger for this little guy. and see how it goes. anybody shot this with a 5dc? how is it?

I have 28mm and would like to have 35mm instead. As you mention, money is the reason why I still don't have it. I never really shot with my 28mm since I bought it. I know it's a shame, but i always prefer 50mm due to smoother bokeh, so my 28 is gathering dust. I should give it a try I guess.
Anyway i'm sure 28 will perform fine on FF


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Jan 16, 2013 02:36 |  #1879

I use mine on the 5D all the time. Like many others, I initially bought it as a normal prime for crop. It wasn't even my first choice, but after several disappointing attempts with Sigma's 30mm f/1.4, I found a used 28mm f/1.8. Glad I did. Modest price for great performance. Sure it's a bit hazy wide open, but stopping down 1/3rd stop is enough to get rid of that.

On full frame the wide angle/shallow DoF effect really shines though. I'd never used it before since that look doesn't exist on crop, but it does very well at f/2. Tons of vignetting though, but I usually leave it. Only really remove it even I need to crop a photo and I'd end up with uneven vignetting.

For a budget setup, you can't do better than minimalist kit of 5Dc, 28mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/1.8 and maybe a 50mm f/1.8 in between.


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Jan 16, 2013 20:19 |  #1880

TweakMDS wrote in post #15494890 (external link)
I use mine on the 5D all the time. Like many others, I initially bought it as a normal prime for crop. It wasn't even my first choice, but after several disappointing attempts with Sigma's 30mm f/1.4, I found a used 28mm f/1.8. Glad I did. Modest price for great performance. Sure it's a bit hazy wide open, but stopping down 1/3rd stop is enough to get rid of that.

On full frame the wide angle/shallow DoF effect really shines though. I'd never used it before since that look doesn't exist on crop, but it does very well at f/2. Tons of vignetting though, but I usually leave it. Only really remove it even I need to crop a photo and I'd end up with uneven vignetting.

For a budget setup, you can't do better than minimalist kit of 5Dc, 28mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/1.8 and maybe a 50mm f/1.8 in between.

thanks, well idk what it is about vignetting but i like it on my pictures :cool: lol. and my poor mans trinity right now is the 28mm, a siggy 50, and a 135L. should be getting it this friday and ill let you guys know how it goes. :)




  
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Jan 16, 2013 22:18 as a reply to  @ ProD1gy_KiD's post |  #1881

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Jan 17, 2013 02:30 |  #1882

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Jan 17, 2013 15:25 |  #1883

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If you keep this up, my Flickr favorites is just going to be gallery of your car. :lol:



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Jan 17, 2013 22:49 |  #1884

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If you keep this up, my Flickr favorites is just going to be gallery of your car. :lol:

Oh, I think I could be okay with that..

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Jan 18, 2013 00:02 |  #1885

makes a nice desktop wallpaper ;)


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Jan 18, 2013 02:13 |  #1886

Awesome shot man, I love it! What location is that?


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Jan 24, 2013 11:21 |  #1887

marsaz wrote in post #15503645 (external link)
Awesome shot man, I love it! What location is that?

Nicole is a female. :lol:

And that's probably in Mammoth.


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Jan 25, 2013 16:42 |  #1888

Just joined the forum.
I am looking for a prime lens wider than my beloved 50mm f/1.8. The 28mm f/1.8 seems like a viable candidate. I shoot a lot of concerts at a local music venue and need wide aperture without breaking the bank. It's a small venue, and usually I can get really close to the stage.
Until now I have used my Tamron 17-50 for the wide shots (e.g. of the whole stage), but I would like a prime that lets in more light.
Have read through this entire thread and have enjoyed your wonderful photos and good advice. Thank you!
Last weekend, I borrowed a 28 1.8 from a friend to try it out at a concert before maybe buying my own.
I was actually a bit disappointed at first, when I did some kitchen table test shots comparing the 28 1.8 to the 50 1.8. The 28 was definately not as sharp as the 50.
But after shooting the concert and picking out the 20 best photos, I found out that 16 out of the 20 were shot with the 28. And when cropping/resizing to 1200x800 px (which I usually do before uploading to Flickr) and adding an unsharp mask, the photos are plenty sharp. So I think the 28mm lens passed the test.
Here are the 20 shots from that concert:
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You should be able to see which are shot with the 28 and the 50 by looking at the EXIF data to the right under Additional info.
In some of the photos I used my 580 EX flash off camera with a small Rogue FlashBender attached (including the diffusion panel).
Now I have to find out if I should buy the 28mm here in Denmark second hand or if I can wait until April, where I will be going on a trip to the US. The prices in the US are about 30 percent lower than here in Europe, so I can get a new one in the US for not a lot more than what a used one would cost here at home. Think I'll wait - I like the thought of having a good reason to go to B&H or Adorama in NYC while the wife's shopping clothes :-)
There seems to be some bad copies of the 28mm out there, though. Can anyone give some good advice as to what to look out for (and how?) when testing the lens in the store?


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Jan 25, 2013 18:41 |  #1889

kimcml wrote in post #15533601 (external link)
Just joined the forum.
I am looking for a prime lens wider than my beloved 50mm f/1.8. The 28mm f/1.8 seems like a viable candidate. I shoot a lot of concerts at a local music venue and need wide aperture without breaking the bank. It's a small venue, and usually I can get really close to the stage.
Until now I have used my Tamron 17-50 for the wide shots (e.g. of the whole stage), but I would like a prime that lets in more light.
Have read through this entire thread and have enjoyed your wonderful photos and good advice. Thank you!
Last weekend, I borrowed a 28 1.8 from a friend to try it out at a concert before maybe buying my own.
I was actually a bit disappointed at first, when I did some kitchen table test shots comparing the 28 1.8 to the 50 1.8. The 28 was definately not as sharp as the 50.
But after shooting the concert and picking out the 20 best photos, I found out that 16 out of the 20 were shot with the 28. And when cropping/resizing to 1200x800 px (which I usually do before uploading to Flickr) and adding an unsharp mask, the photos are plenty sharp. So I think the 28mm lens passed the test.
Here are the 20 shots from that concert:
http://www.flickr.com …67052603/with/8​399625204/ (external link)
You should be able to see which are shot with the 28 and the 50 by looking at the EXIF data to the right under Additional info.
In some of the photos I used my 580 EX flash off camera with a small Rogue FlashBender attached (including the diffusion panel).
Now I have to find out if I should buy the 28mm here in Denmark second hand or if I can wait until April, where I will be going on a trip to the US. The prices in the US are about 30 percent lower than here in Europe, so I can get a new one in the US for not a lot more than what a used one would cost here at home. Think I'll wait - I like the thought of having a good reason to go to B&H or Adorama in NYC while the wife's shopping clothes :-)
There seems to be some bad copies of the 28mm out there, though. Can anyone give some good advice as to what to look out for (and how?) when testing the lens in the store?


yeah I was disappointed when I got mine as well mate not being as sharp as some as the others. thats why I hardly shoot wide open on it.

never used it in low light or indoors so that could be an issue for me and you


I can suggest to take a few photos around in the store if you can, even if its just near the counter, Im not sure if they let you do that to be honest. but take some images wide open and different apertures, then id suggest zooming in on them on the camera to check the focus sharpness.


either way, its not a terribly expensive lens at all, new or used. but try not to compares it to the 50 and its glory, haha.




  
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Jan 25, 2013 21:14 |  #1890

marsaz wrote in post #15503645 (external link)
Awesome shot man, I love it! What location is that?

tomcat7886 wrote in post #15503407 (external link)
makes a nice desktop wallpaper ;)

Cheers!

JOEinSD wrote in post #15528315 (external link)
Nicole is a female. :lol:

And that's probably in Mammoth.

Correct. :D

Wrong! Haven't been there in a long time. I miss it.

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