I have the 28-75mm which I got 2nd hand for around $400. It's a relatively sharp lenses though focusing is a bit slow. What I like about the lens is the close focusing performance is quite good. Good minimum focusing distance and decent magnification for those casual close-up shoot of food, flowers etc
17-50 ftw. The lens is v sharp wide open and its range is suitable for crop. I think it is worth it to get the local one cos there is 3 yrs warranty for it. I think it is my sharpest lens so far..
I need to shoot more!
Some of the reasons
- Not Wide Enough for group shot
- Slow Focus
- Images not sharp
Not wide enough for a group shot can be attributed to:
1) photographer doesn't understand the meaning of FOV
2) photographer's too lazy to take a few steps back
3) flash isn't powerful enough to light up everyone from far
1) most probably attributed to shooting in low-light
Images not sharp
1) handshake due to slow shutter speed in low-light conditions
2) camera focused on the wrong subject in the focal plane, rendering the main subjects OOF.
but that's just my guess.
@fastforwardtofriday you should go and find the reviews on the lens online.
You might to do a search on clubsnap before buying a local set. My personal experience with JEL wasn't too good. Both personal reasons and JEL limited manpower, their customer service however, is acceptable. But not worth spending $200 to $300 extra for the warranty of a cheap lens.Originally Posted by fastforwardtofriday