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does anyone use the canon 28 f/1.8 for crop as a wide normal?

 
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Dec 04, 2010 18:54 |  #1

just curious, i am thingking about trading in my cheaper zoom and my nifty fifty for one, i like the idea of a slightly wider lens. what do you guys see that this has over the sigma 30? if anything is it equal?

if the sigma is that much better, i will get it, but i would rather stick with the 28 simply because i still use film eos.

also, how is the 35mm? the reason i am not making this my first option, is because it is lesser quality and if i am going to give up all normal range, i would like it to be with a good lens. (i loved the 35mm f/1.8 for nikon)

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Dec 04, 2010 19:01 |  #2

SaxonIV wrote in post #11396139 (external link)
just curious, i am thingking about trading in my cheaper zoom and my nifty fifty for one, i like the idea of a slightly wider lens. what do you guys see that this has over the sigma 30? if anything is it equal?

if the sigma is that much better, i will get it, but i would rather stick with the 28 simply because i still use film eos.

also, how is the 35mm? the reason i am not making this my first option, is because it is lesser quality and if i am going to give up all normal range, i would like it to be with a good lens. (i loved the 35mm f/1.8 for nikon)

thanks for any input.

My first prime --> 35mm f2.0 Loved it. Sharp wide open. But needed something wider and it was just too noisy. Trust me 35mm on crop is not wide enough for everyday snap use.

So I sold it and bought a siggy 30mm. Loved it. sharp above 1.8 and loved the focal length. But... focus was so inconsistant.. and didn't like the yellow cast on every images..

So I sold it and bought a 28mm f1.8. Sharp from f2.0, PERFECT focal length for crop and build quality is awsome. Very fast and quiet. Perfect for everyday snap use.

I had 5~6 different lenses but I sold everything but 28mm and 85mm. Thats how much I love this lens. You'll love it.


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Dec 04, 2010 19:06 |  #3

I rented a 35L with intentions of buy it, but I was surprised how little I used it. Great for portraits, but not much else for me..I used it on a 7D. I'm now thinking the 28 1.8 might be a bit better for me.


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Dec 04, 2010 19:09 |  #4

Dannydoo wrote in post #11396167 (external link)
My first prime --> 35mm f2.0 Loved it. Sharp wide open. But needed something wider and it was just too noisy. Trust me 35mm on crop is not wide enough for everyday snap use.

So I sold it and bought a siggy 30mm. Loved it. sharp above 1.8 and loved the focal length. But... focus was so inconsistant.. and didn't like the yellow cast on every images..

So I sold it and bought a 28mm f1.8. Sharp from f2.0, PERFECT focal length for crop and build quality is awsome. Very fast and quiet. Perfect for everyday snap use.

I had 5~6 different lenses but I sold everything but 28mm and 85mm. Thats how much I love this lens. You'll love it.



excellent insight! this is very helpful. yes i know the 35 has its shortcomings, and i would like to stay with a 3 lens setup 28 f/1.8, 70-200 f/4 and eventually add a uwa. i have found that i use low light ability much more than i use 18mm. i also like the thought of using a 28mm and 85mm in tandem and carrying nothing else.




  
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Dec 04, 2010 19:34 |  #5

I would love a 24mm L if i could afford it and had a full frame camera


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Dec 04, 2010 22:30 |  #6

I use the 35f2 as a normal lens on my crop cameras. It is a perfect focal length for everything except photos of large buildings close up, like mansions, castles, cathedrals, etc.
For everything else, it is a fine lens....
Of course I use an 85 for situations where I want a longer focal length.




  
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Dec 04, 2010 23:03 |  #7

how fast/accurate is the focusing on the 28mm f/1.8? i love the usm on my 70-200, is it up to its performance?




  
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Dec 05, 2010 01:04 |  #8

SaxonIV wrote in post #11397157 (external link)
how fast/accurate is the focusing on the 28mm f/1.8? i love the usm on my 70-200, is it up to its performance?

I owned a 28mm 1.8 for awhile and it has very fast and accurate USM focus. Just as fast as any other lens I've owned.

I had trouble deciding between the EF 28mm 1.8 or the Sigma 30mm, but eventually got the 28mm because of the I don't like the old Sigma finish and it's 15.7"(40cm) minimum focus distance. The 28mm 1.8 focuses closer at 9.8"(25cm). The fact that the 28mm works on FF was also a minor factor for me.

I eventually sold it when I picked up a 35L for a good price.


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