So Who's Got the 28 2.8 IS?

Started Jul 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
meatatarian
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Re: I'll take the cheaper 28mm f/1.8 over 28mm f/2.8 with IS anyday
In reply to 007peter, Jul 9, 2012

Not everyone uses a crop sensor camera. For crop users, it makes much more sense to buy a refurbished 17-55 IS for the exact same price. However, for full-frame users, it makes a little more sense.

I have the 28 f/1.8 on my 5d and I love it. The border quality is horrendous though, so I could definitely see the value in the new 28 f/2.8 IS. However, it's still terribly overpriced for my taste. I'd really like to see it down in the $400-$500 range.

007peter wrote:

ratzass wrote:

Not me. Just purchased the older f1.8 at a terrific price @ B&H.

Good for you. Why pay more for a SLOWER f/2.8 prime with IS when you can buy a FASTER f/1.8 prime for LESS? or a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 for LESS

At the end of the day, the 28mm f/2.8 IS - at best - yield the same image and same depfth of field as a Cheap Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 zoom.

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