I haven't found that to be the case, Carl, and would hate to see that assessment become "common knowledge" on the Cafe. I use my 28-105 wide open most of the time, and find the results critically acceptable. Here's a test shot, using Philippe Roger as a stand-in for a brick wall.That lens was popular with the S2 crowd. I was not impressed with it and sold the lens for a 28-70 Beast after a few months. It might be OK for travel, walkaround, but the variable aperture didn't appeal to me, and it was not all that sharp wide open.
Thanks, Virginia. I had stopped over to show Philippe my new mini-softbox and the 28-105, and his cat was my intended target.BTW, he looks fabulous here.
maybe he learned that from his cat???Thanks, Virginia. I had stopped over to show Philippe my new mini-softbox and the 28-105, and his cat was my intended target.
Philippe's portrait was just a quick grab shot. But he's turned into quite a model. Notice the tilted head pose .