My impression of the 16-55mm 2.8G

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SamKnopf Regular Member • Posts: 485
Re: Is it really worth buying?

In the examples that have been posted at 55mm f/2.8 (e.g., the photo of the two little girls), the background is only slightly blurred and remains quite distracting.

It appears to me that this lens does not do a good job at one of the main things for which people pay big money to get a large aperture lens.   The portrait examples only reinforce my skepticism about this lens being worth buying.

It seems that in order to be worthwhile, an f/2.8 lens on APS-C should have a longer maximum focal length than 55mm.

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