Poll: 28 f/1.4 or 17-55?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jklofft, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. 28 f/1.4 at f/1.4 at ISO 400

    7 vote(s)
    58.3%
  2. 28 f/1.4 at f/2 at ISO 800

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. 17-55 f/2.8 DX at f/2.8 at ISO 1600

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. There’s been a lot of discussion about the 28 f/1.4. I have the lens and like it (not love it). Anyway, I was wondering if you where faced with a low light situation, which of following would you choose:

    1 - 28 f/1.4 at f/1.4 at ISO 400
    2 – 28 f/1.4 at f/2 at ISO 800
    3 – 17-55 f/2.8 DX at f/2.8 at ISO 1600

    Thanks for playing.
     
  2. I think you have to tell us which camera you are using. Some have better high iso performance than others.
     
  3. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
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  4. Sorry D2x (with new firmware)
     
  5. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
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  6. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
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  7. Looks good. Do you want flash or natural light?
     
  8. JB

    JB

    502
    May 27, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Sorry, I don't have a 17-55. But I compared the 17-35 & 28-70 at 28mm f/2.8 with the 28 f/1.4 at f/2.8 on a D2X and the 28 f/1.4 was clearly sharper. Since I expected this result the big surprise for me was how well the 28-70 performed in comparison. Friends, "the beast" wasn't that far off! This zoom deserves it's "legendary" billing, it performs extremely well wide open at 28mm. The 28 f/1.4 is a bit soft wide open like many other 1.4 lenses. I shoot it at f/2.0 or 2.2 most often where it becomes extremely sharp in the center.

    For indoor available light the 28 f/1.4 will increase the number of keepers you get. When you can shoot at f/5.6-9 the detail it captures is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. :smile: Buy the best and only cry once.
     
  9. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
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  10. Let's do flash (and flash WB) at 1/60 at f/1.4 on tripod (focused with single center AF sensor). Sound good?
     
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