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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.
In the end, only the image matters... Not what equipment you used to get there.

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