This blog is my attempt to keep track of some of the things I learn along the way, with my Canon 7D, G12 and accessories. All images copyright Brad Calkins, not to be used without permission (or purchase). I do not attempt to monetize my blog, other than to promote my stock photo portfolio on Dreamstime.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New lens - 28mm f/1.8

I've been torn up about this lens for a while - there are a lot of mixed reviews on it, and I couldn't find a store that had all the options to test out.  I had tried the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 on a 5D II and liked it.  I found a few cases online where tests showed how it looked on something other than a test chart and it looked good so I ordered one up.  Here are some initial shots.  Focus is spot on (shots at f/2.5).  Wide open it has a dreamy look,  pretty similar to the 50mm f/1.4 in bright light - looks good in low light higher ISO, though.  Outdoors I'd stop down to f/2 or below.  Overall I'm impressed - and much cheaper than the 35mm f/1.4 L :)
And a center crop from the shot above:

1 comment:

Luis said...

gorgeous eyes, great lens!