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Can't they make 28mm F1.4
« on: February 27, 2013, 12:02:01 AM »
I am sorry, but I love 28mm.
not to wide, not too narrow.

If i want 35 or 50mm point of view. I can just crop it.
cropping is totally fine with me.

But I still want what F1.4 Depth of field could give.
I find 35mm still narrow for my liking and style.

I have Canon 28mm 1.8 + 6D with me.
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Re: Can't they make 28mm F1.4
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 12:50:57 AM »
I don't really see the need for a 28mm f/1.4 unless it is make optically better than the f/1.8 (your talking about Canon?).  Now what about a 28mm f/1.4L?

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Re: Can't they make 28mm F1.4
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 01:20:13 AM »
I love the 28mm focal length and I imagine Canon will make a 28/1.4L some day.  But I'm actually quite happy with the 28/2.8 IS.  A new high quality 28/2.0 would be great if it offered better quality than the current 28/1.8 USM.

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Re: Can't they make 28mm F1.4
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 01:37:15 AM »
I can sympathize, and found it odd that Canon hasn't ever made an EF 28mm f/1.4 (that I know of).

However, there are other choices.  Zeiss makes a 28 mm f/2.

If you want to get an adapter, you could seek out one of these Nikon lenses...it's supposedly the sharpest 28mm f/1.4 ever made.

http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/nikon/lenses/wide-angle/nikon-28mm-f1.4d-af

If you are using this with a crop camera, then Sigma will soon release an updated version of their 30mm f/1.4.  I've tried the version 1, and it had enticing, warm color...but wasn't very sharp toward the borders until closed down a lot.

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Re: Can't they make 28mm F1.4
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 02:49:23 AM »
No need to be sorry for loving 28mm. (unless you mean sorry that the 1.4 does not exist) :)
It is all up to your shooting style.

If you are shooting crop, then Sigma is there for , as already mentioned.
But for FF, I guess you have to put your hopes to Tamron, that have said they will go for fast primes next.
If you have a NEX, you could try the EF50/1.8 or EF28/2.8 with Metabones adapter?

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Re: Can't they make 28mm F1.4
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 02:54:16 AM »
I dont think he is shooting crop. 28mm is not really wide anymore on crop.

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Re: Can't they make 28mm F1.4
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013, 03:48:11 AM »
28mm is so 1980's!

(Actually, I'll take that back.  I could have sworn that was a fast FD 28mm lens.  But even back then 24mm was were all the cool people were hanging out.)
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Re: Can't they make 28mm F1.4
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2013, 04:43:45 AM »
Not sure if you have seen it or used it, but sigma has a 28mm/1.8 for FF too. One could try THAT one with NEX and Metabones to get a 28mm/1.3 lens equivalent? Metabones claims they are compatible with Sigmas for EF.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/217758-USA/Sigma_440101_W_A_28mm_f_1_8_EX.html
Lens is 449$ and Speed Boster is 600$, so still cheaper than Zeiss.

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Re: Can't they make 28mm F1.4
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2013, 05:02:55 AM »
Pretty sure sigma have a fast 28mm! Never used it though. It's not a new lens, but it's also supposed 'macro' or in real terms, pretty close focusing at least.

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