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Oct 04, 2012 18:45 |  #1741

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Oct 04, 2012 19:33 |  #1742

love this pic, is this using a filter?


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Oct 04, 2012 19:40 |  #1743

eriicfreez wrote in post #15080957 (external link)
love this pic, is this using a filter?

Nope, Bare lens


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Oct 07, 2012 16:09 |  #1744

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Oct 09, 2012 07:23 as a reply to  @ _igi's post |  #1745

5DC + 28/1.8 at f/1.8

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Oct 09, 2012 10:20 |  #1746

Is this lens any sharper than the 2.8 version?


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Oct 09, 2012 15:30 |  #1747

winters19 wrote in post #15098713 (external link)
Is this lens any sharper than the 2.8 version?

Not really, Using photozones data on a FF cam:


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28mm f/1.8 vs 28mm f/2.8

f/2.8: 3521/2561/1674 vs 3600/2843/2563
f/4: 3702/2721/2749 vs 3729/2955/2844

The f/1.8 has less distortion and substantially less vignetting at f/2.8 than the 2.8 IS (It has less vignetting at f/1.8 than the f/2.8 has at f/2.8!)

The 2.8 IS has less CA, and i believe it flares a LOT less

The f/1.8 is half the price pretty much, and 1 1/3 stop faster when you need it which is also good for creative effects

The f/2.8 has IS, Which is useful for video

Personally I'd pocket the extra cash and get the 28mm f/1.8 every time, Its a great lens that gets very little respect from people.. The f/2.8 is really, REALLY overpriced in my opinion, Albeit its a good lens it just needs to be $500, Not $800

-edit- Wait you're talking about the new f/2.8 IS right? I dunno versus the old one, but id guess so if the new 2.8 IS isnt any better


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Oct 12, 2012 01:13 |  #1748

@kenji, do you prefer this lens over the 35 f2? I see in your gear list you have both :)

Thinking of one or the other for the 5d classic


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Oct 12, 2012 01:56 |  #1749

just a reminder. take a look at my signature i'm selling mine. Just bought brand new aug. 21, 2012.


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Oct 12, 2012 02:16 |  #1750

goaliejake22 wrote in post #15111429 (external link)
@kenji, do you prefer this lens over the 35 f2? I see in your gear list you have both :)

Thinking of one or the other for the 5d classic

Yes, Im selling my 35mm f/2 at some point, its been sitting in a cabinet for months now

The 35mm f/2 is a nice lens, but between the two of them the 28mm f/1.8 is better in just about any respect... The real "killer" to me was the 35mm f/2s bokeh, with any sort of "complicated" background it goes completely haywire and you end up with some horrible ugly bokeh that actually made me physically ill to look at (As it looked "double visioned" or like my vision was tweaking out..) It doesnt affect EVERY type of shot, but when it shows up, it will ruin your day...

I really did like it up till i discovered that problem, I noticed that shooting it quite close up seemed to exacerbated the issue and had an entire set of restaurant pics i was taking (thankfully for FUN) exhibit terrible horrible bokeh.. I shelved it after that and went back to the 28mm f/1.8 and learned to fall in love with it..

Dont get me wrong, the 35mm f/2 is VERY sharp, even wide open, and in some ways is a better lens than the 28mm f/1.8 (It doesnt flare as bad, Nor does it has quite as much CA) but the bokeh can be absolutely atrocious at times... Sadly when i discovered it it was too late to return it, So its sitting in my cabinet :/


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Oct 12, 2012 04:38 |  #1751

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Oct 12, 2012 10:08 |  #1752

So looking at a 50mm equivalent for a crop body and am thinking about going the way of this lens as it can be used full frame and I don't run the risk of 3rd party lotteries.

Just wondering though whats peoples view, this or the sigma 30 f1.4? There is £3 difference in price between the 2 lenses so cost isn't a factor for once!


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Oct 12, 2012 14:04 |  #1753

Terry_Hill wrote in post #15112614 (external link)
So looking at a 50mm equivalent for a crop body and am thinking about going the way of this lens as it can be used full frame and I don't run the risk of 3rd party lotteries.

Just wondering though whats peoples view, this or the sigma 30 f1.4? There is £3 difference in price between the 2 lenses so cost isn't a factor for once!

I had quite a bit of trouble finding a 30mm 1.4 for my 40D. None of the 7 I tried wanted to focus properly (and all were off by a different amount) and I ended up getting the 28mm 1.8 instead. In the end I preferred that choice when I moved up to a 5Dc.
In my experience the 28 1.8 has much faster and better AF than the 30 1.4 (especially in low light), but I do think the 30 1.4 might give you better results if you find a good working on. If you have a body with MA and no plans to more to FF, try the 30, otherwise go for the 28. Both will get you great shots though.


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Oct 12, 2012 21:48 |  #1754

^- the thing that bugged me on the Sigma 30 was the very long minimum focus distance... the 28mm f/1.8 focuses much closer..

Optically the Siggy is better... But I have come to really like my 28mm f/1.8 and the rendition it gives...


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Oct 14, 2012 09:36 |  #1755

Cheers folks wasn't sure it was worth the hassle of the soggy and think you may have swayed me. I have a 400d so no MA and with the addition of the lower cost full frame coming along I'm not going to rule it out of my future so think I'll be heading down the 28mm route.


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