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EF 28 vs. 35mm? <split off from Wide Prime for Night Shots>

 
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Mar 27, 2009 11:54 |  #1

sorry for Hijacking your topic, but what do others think of 35mm F2 VS 28 F1.8 for FF? I always thought the 28mm was not that scharp and has a lot of problems with purple borders (fringing or something like that). The only downside I heared about the 35mm is it's slow AF and poor built quality...


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Mar 28, 2009 15:35 |  #2

The 35mm f/2.0 is quite okay actually: Review (external link)


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Mar 28, 2009 15:45 |  #3

The 28 F/1.8 is sharp. The copy I had was usable at F/1.8, and very good from F/2. Actually it was better than my 85 F/1.8.

I only sold it because I got a 24L.

The 35 F/2 is a very nice lens as well. You pay less for the relatively slow f-stop, compared to the 35L, the AFD, no FTM, and generally, build quality. However, optically it is very good, and AFD drives tend to work forever.

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Mar 28, 2009 15:53 |  #4

The 35mm has decent build quality. Not as good as the 28/1.8, but I wouldn't call it crap. AF isn't necessarily slow, it's just loud.

Corner performance for both lenses suck. The 28 has USM and better bokeh. Up to you if that's worth $200.




  
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