Canon 28mm f/1.8 prime VS. 24-70 f/2.4 L zoom (@ 28 focal length)

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Moe, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. Moe

    Moe Guest

    Greetings all..

    Any one with a hands-on experience with either of the quoted two
    lenses? I'm interested to know whether the L zoom is as sharp/sharper?
    than the 28mm prime.

    There seems to be very little info on the Canon's 28mm f/1.8
    specifically.. any exprience with it?

    Moe, Jan 4, 2004
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  2. Moe

    Lionel Guest

    Kibo informs me that (Moe) stated that:
    If you mean the EF 28mm/f1.8 USM, I own one, & use it regularly. It's
    not as sharp as my 50mm/f1.8, but still pretty good. I doubt that any of
    the zooms ('L' or otherwise) would be able to beat it.
    Lionel, Jan 4, 2004
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  3. The 28/2.8, though lacking USM and FTM, is sharper than the 28/1.8 at
    about 1/3 the price. I have no experience with the 24-70/2.8L zoom.

    street shooter, Jan 4, 2004
  4. I used to have all wide Canon primes - 24 f/2.8, 28 f/2.8, and 35 f/2. I got
    lazy and went to a Canon 20-35 f/2.8 L, which is probably sharper than the
    17-35 L (not sure of 24-70). As good as the Canon L lenses are, the cheap
    primes give equal or better results. Can't go wrong with either.

    Also agree with other response that the 28 f/2.8 is sharper than the 28 f/1.8,
    and a lot cheaper.

    LarryLarry2003, Jan 4, 2004
  5. Moe

    Princess Guest

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