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      10-13-2008, 10:00 AM   #1
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Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III Wide Angle-Telephoto Auto Focus Zoom Lens, Opinions?

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/137971

This lens is 54 bucks currently, and seems like a deal for a wide angle, has anyone shot with this or have a good review of it? I've searched through google and haven't made too many reviews of it, so I'm still looking for justification if I should buy it or not.

I just got a digital rebel XT, with the kit lens (18-55) and the 50mm f1.8 lens, with pretty much newbie to amateur type skills. Would the 54 buck wide angle lens be worth purchasing?
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The 28-90 is a cheap but not very sharp lens. Stop it down to f/8 and you'll get decent results, but the 18-55 kit lens is better. If you can't really tell the difference between the image quality you get with your 50/1.8 and your 18-55 then maybe you'd be happy with a 28-90 - otherwise I think you'll be disappointed. If you want a 28-xx lens spend an extra hundred and get a 28-105 3.5/4.5 or better yet spend a bit more and get a 28-135IS (tons of these available used for well under $300 since they come as part of kits).
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If you are looking for a real wide angle, 28mm is not wide at all. Hell, my 17-40L is not wide enough for me and i ended up getting a 11-16.
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Shooting with the 28-90 on your XT will be like shooting with a 45-144. That's not very wide at all. Just remember there is a 1.6x crop factor on your XT, so multiply the number on the lens by 1.6 and you'll have the output of the lens.
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ahh i see, alright thanks kamek, didn't know that..

thanks for the feedback, i knew a 50 buck 'wide angel' which isn't 'wide' was too good to be true
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I'm looking for a wideangle lens for my Xti also, which one would you guys recommend?
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I'm looking for a wideangle lens for my Xti also, which one would you guys recommend?
Canon 10-22, Tokina 11-16, Sigma 10-20, Tamron 11-18.
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