Got a Canon EF 28 mm f/1.8 USM lens for Christmas. I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep this lens and use it as a replacement for my standard 18-55 zoom lens. The weather in London wasn't giving many options to test the lens. I finally decided to shake off the laziness and got out for a lens testing day in London. I was apprehensive to start with, since the zoom lens offered the ease of framing a shot from where you are, where as with a prime lens, framing has to be done with your legs :)
My concerns about the lens not being wide enough were laid to rest pretty soon - I can vouch that the 28mm (about 45mm on my 1.6 crop 450D) is wide enough to capture buildings, landscapes etc. if you are ready to move about a bit to frame your shot. The image quality was definitely better than the 18-55 kit lens and the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 - f/3.5 OS HSM. Sharpness is impressive, colour and focus are spot on. With the sun playing hide and seek, I thought HDR might be a better option.
I have a few more shots from the day to post. I think the decision is tilting towards keeping the lens!
|camera||Canon EOS 450D|
|exposure mode||full manual|