Friday, July 25, 2008

maybe I have to high exspectations, but after playing with the 17-55mm F/2.8 3 hours straight, I'm still not satisfied with the quality.

At least not for the amount of money I paid for it. It is razor sharp at F/4 but at F/2.8 it seems kinda soft or has slight front focus. I think I give it a rundown over the next week and if i'm not 100% happy at Sunday I send it back and get a refund.

Which translates into the original combo of two primes, which are less convinient, but much cheaper and smaller.

In the worst case I loose 30$ shipping, which is a fraction of what it would cost to rent.

experience so far:

  • + excellent build quality
  • + wonderful CA handling, nearly perfect
  • - not possible to shoot into the sun with it
  • + razor sharp at F/4
  • - kinda soft at F/2.8
  • + very precise focus and very fast
  • - a touch large and heavy
  • + beautiful out of focus rendering

bunny on the left is 2.8 on the right is F/4

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