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af tune 28 mm f2.8 ais

Started Jul 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Serge 07
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Re: af tune 28 mm f2.8 ais
In reply to Cineast, Jul 18, 2014

Cineast wrote:

I know, that this is not the right thread for this kind of discussion. But I have to disagree. In my opinion the 28 2.8 ai-s is a very good landscape lens. Stopped down it is razor sharp all across the frame from near to far. And I can´t confirm any "weakness at infinity" that many people complain about. Being small and light it is just perfect for hiking if you want excellent IQ.

I agree. There must be sample variations of the 28/2.8 AI-s. I own the new SIC version and I find it to be sharp whether it be for close or distant objects. I also own the 28mm f/2.0 and I can't say the f/2.0 trounces the f/2.8 for landscape type photos. Where the f/2.0 shines is in the department of flare resistance where it excels plus it is a stop faster.

I am on the second copy of the f/2.0. The first was a pristine AI version and its performance was sub-par compared to the f/2.8. Again, sample variation may have been the culprit.


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