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 :)