« on: April 18, 2013, 10:08:48 AM »
18mm? What the heck is it with these idiotic lens makers. We've got the 17-55, 18-55, 18-135, 18-200, 18-270 and now 18-35. What do we have that starts at 24mm-equivalent? The only one I own - the 15-85IS.
f/1.8 sounds interesting, but not if it starts at 18mm!!!
First of all, this is the dumbest gripe I've read in a while. If you're that unhappy, get a FF with a 24-70 and stop whining.
I have a 24-105.
Second, it's not even a valid gripe, as Tokina has a 16-28mm constant F2.8 that gets excellent reviews on crop. Are you really that concerned about the difference between 25.6 and 24?
Yes, I am.
My point is, in the film days, only the cheapest kit zooms started at 28, and all the rest started at 24. The same is true now of full-frame lenses (24-70, 24-105 versus 28-135). But on crop, even the expensive lenses start at 27 or 28. I won't buy one, and it's a stupid limitation. The 17-55 could easily have been a 15-50. The 18-35 could have been a 15-30.