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mathino

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Re: Canon 28 1.8
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2012, 04:41:02 PM »
Those shots are taken with 28 f/1.8 USM, both on 2.8 I think. Little tweaked in LR 4.
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« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2012, 09:20:25 PM »
Why would Canon make a new EF-S lens when they have shown that they can make a cheap and compact EF lens? As their direction is ff, the introduction of ef-s lens would send the wrong message to potential ff users

They can't make a cheap, fast, 30mm lens that performs well on full frame. Nikon have a DX 35mm lens. It's one of their top sellers.

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« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2012, 06:17:11 AM »
I've also got this lens as my "standard" lens. It's on my camera all the time and I really love it.
Some samples:


Home by sjoukebakker, on Flickr


Clear Cut by sjoukebakker, on Flickr

I bought it for the f/1.8 since I often shoot indoor events like meetings. Now I'm saving up for the 24-70mm f/2.8 since a little flexibility in zooming also comes in handy and for my landscape work the extra few wide mm would be welcome.
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Re: Canon 28 1.8
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2012, 06:40:53 AM »
Why would Canon make a new EF-S lens when they have shown that they can make a cheap and compact EF lens? As their direction is ff, the introduction of ef-s lens would send the wrong message to potential ff users

They can't make a cheap, fast, 30mm lens that performs well on full frame. Nikon have a DX 35mm lens. It's one of their top sellers.

The 28mm f/2.8 IS is a good pointer ....

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Re: Canon 28 1.8
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2012, 11:11:47 AM »
Why would Canon make a new EF-S lens when they have shown that they can make a cheap and compact EF lens? As their direction is ff, the introduction of ef-s lens would send the wrong message to potential ff users

They can't make a cheap, fast, 30mm lens that performs well on full frame. Nikon have a DX 35mm lens. It's one of their top sellers.

The 28mm f/2.8 IS is a good pointer ....

The Nikon is $200 and is the 4th best selling lens on Amazon at the time of writing. The reason it's this cheap is that it's a DX lens. The 28mm f/2.8 IS is too expensive to serve as a budget walkaround prime. There's a reason it's expensive -- it's wide on a full frame, and good wide angle lenses aren't cheap.

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« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2012, 08:41:02 PM »
The 28 1.8 flirts with unusable softness wide open, and even then is only 1.3 stops faster than a 2.8 zoom. Those considering 28 1.8 as a "standard" prime on crop camera would be better served by the Sigma 30 1.4, unless they plan on moving to FF soon or use both FF and APS-C bodies. However, the 28 1.8 is cheap, compact, and has fast & accurate AF. The 28 1.8 is for FF street photographers who want a small & light wide angle, FF low light whores on a budget (such as myself), or APS-C users afraid of Sigma quality control. For any other application there is a better or more cost effective option. I'm saving up for a 24 1.4 II as I write this.

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Re: Canon 28 1.8
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2012, 06:31:29 AM »
The real question is this: Why has Canon left crop users in the cold by not releasing a "normal" prime in an ef-s mount?  Buying an ef 24, 28, or 35mm lens to substitute a "normal" on a crop body is stupid.  You'll have a close to normal focal length, but you'll have a wide angle perspective.

Fail.

 Your concept of perspective is flawed I'm afraid. A 30mm EF lens would have exactly the same perspective as a 30mm EF-S lens if they were both mounted on crop sensor cameras.
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Re: Canon 28 1.8
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2012, 06:31:29 AM »