Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by e.pie, Jan 31, 2010.
there is one for sale for $265 I'm thinking about picking up
Not sure but in for "if it's good or not" answer.
fuuuuuu 82mm filters are expensive
from what i've heard, it's soft...
check out the revews/ratings for yourself
funny that they say its heavy lol
for $265 it seems like a bargain, but also judging from the reviews, you could get bad/soft copy, or some people have sharp ones
I just bought it
$278 shipped from KEH, it was listed as a bargain lens, but KEH is always super conservative with their ratings
I figure if it ends up being no so good I can just flip it for what I paid
also lol @ a 28-105 f/2.8 being heavy, of course a piece of glass like that is going to be heavy
you putting it on a full frame? that range would drive me nuts on a crop
it was either this or a tamron 28-75 f/2.8
this was cheaper and has an extra 30mm on the long end
have you tried a 17-50 or 17-55?
yes but then the next lens I have it the 100-400
28-75 is sharp
but slow to focus
I don't shoot enough fast moving things often enough to justify spending 3x as much on a midrange L lens
what 28-75 do you have? i have the newer tamron 17-50 with the motor and it seems plenty fast
2.8 xr di
shit hunts like fucking crazy and is slow as hell to focus, especially in low light.
knowing that you also have teh tokina 11-16, what "better" lenses have you tried and compared the af speed too?
i wouldn't classify the tokina fast either, but on a wide angle it isn't as big of a deal
my 28-75 was the same
slow as balls to focus, and it would hunt all the time in everything except broad daylight
well out of my tokina, 35 1.8, 50 1.8, and 55-200 VR it's easily the fastest.
the only comparison i have is with seeing heinz use is 24-70 and 70-200 2.8's, and they are obviously fast as hell
but I can take pictures of my family and sell them back to pay for it
just bought an 82mm CPL and P filter ring
got a graduated ND filter kit while I was at it too since the one grad ND filter wasn't cutting it
I'm gonna need another filter box
Tamron 70-200 is the same, but so sharp @ 2.8 and buttery bokeh, great lens for the $$$ if you don't need to catch fast moving stuff.
got it in the mail today, for $265 this lens seems like a damn good value if you can find one
28mm 1600iso f/2.8 1/80th
creamy smooth bokeh and decent sharpness for being wide open
50mm 1600iso f/2.8 1/160th
100% crop of the above
focus is pretty slow though, but mine doesn't seem to hunt at all
oh and KEH's bargain lenses are still in fantastic condition
That is what I have noticed with the 90mm macro too. Thank god that has a limit switch because when that bastard hunts the lens go out, lens comes back, and finally it may find it or get stuck in a loop of going out and in.