E278880

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle USM Lens

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle USM Lens
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Focus on what matters with this Canon EF 20mm lens. Its wide-angle design captures clear, detailed images one after another, while a rear focusing system allows for quick, on-the-fly adjustments to help you grab just the picture you want every time. From Canon.

  • Includes EF 20mm lens, lens cap, and manual
  • 20mm focal length
  • f2.8 maximum aperture
  • 11 lens elements in nine groups
  • Rear focusing system with ultra-sonic monitor
  • Approximately 3/4' closest focusing distance
  • 72mm filter size
  • 94-degree diagonal angle of view
  • Measures approximately 2-3/4"L x 3-1/8"Diam
  • 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Imported

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Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle USM Lens is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good lens for serious amateur Short and simple. This lens is does exactly what I expected it to do - take great photos. One can get a balanced impression and make a judgment about this lens by reading all the reviews. It is made for the serious amateur, maybe not for the pro. I have owned my Canon 20mm for about three years, and have produced clear, sharp, award-winning photos. My interests are landscape contests and stock photos. I don't need to push my lenses like a pro. I use it with a 40D.
Date published: 2014-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and Wide This is a very sharp lens. It quickly became my favorite for panoramic shoots and steadycam fly through. It allows for amazing flexibility because of its small size and fast aperture.
Date published: 2014-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice lens I purchased this lens used (1 month old )and was a little cautious about it's value.Took some pictures and was very pleased.Having other wide angle Len's to compare with 24-105,24-85 and17-40 I can say this 20mm lens is as good or better tan most of the other lens.I like the build quality and how light it is and it is very sharp.My 5D mark 3 helps with it's lens correction.
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Skip it I've had this lens for several years. The images are soft at all apertures. There's a color cast. There's massive vignetting, though PIC removes it pretty well. You'd be better served to save your money for the 17-40 zoom.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best Images have a purple cast and are a little soft at all apertures. Save your money until you can buy the 17-40 instead, you'll get sharper images.
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great lens! I've had the EF 20mm/2.8 for about four years. Can't be happier with it, except maybe I'd like a smaller, lighter version. You just can't have it all. The performance is very good. Edge sharpness, on film or digital full frame, shows some softness wide open, but it crisps up very well by f/4.0. Focusing is fast and exact. I keep a filter on mine always, no signs of additional vignetting caused by the addition of a full thickness filter. The front does not rotate - polarization filters are not a hassle. Corner darkening does exist, but also cleans up in the middle apertures. I like this lens, I shoot with it quite a bit. More than the medium length lenses, I tend to shoot wide mostly. I currently use two EF 28mm lenses (2.8 and 1.8), a EF 24mm-105mmL, and this EF 20mm/2.8 for my wide angle lenses. For bodies I've got an A2e and Rebel-Xs for film, and a 5d-mk ii and Rebel XTi for digital. I am an avid amateur, but do shoot the occasional wedding and products commercially. Wish all the Canon lenses came with their respective hoods!
Date published: 2012-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Panned by the press, So what? Have had this lens since the mid 1990's when the street price was high. Yes there is corner falloff and vignetting in a 5D MKll, so what shoot around those limitations and you have one fine lens. Stacking filters is not a good idea. I get tack sharp results very fast autofocus, great low light performance and you can stick it in someones face and get a nice shot that isn't so exagerated that it looks comic book. Takes great close ups with great depth of field. I recommend that anyone who has difficulty first try the autofocus lens compensation on the 5DMKll and see if that helps. I have used this on three other APS Canons also several film EOS's(remember film) with equally nice results You also may want to use the 10-22 ES for even better results..
Date published: 2012-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lens Quality Reading previous reviews about this lens, I was very timid to purchase this lens, but I needed a wide angle lens and this was in my price range. The auto-focus is a little slow in low light [but most lens are] and the crispness of an image at f2.8 takes a little more effort, but overall I think it gets the job done, takes wonderful landscape photographs, and for this price, I don't think you can get anything better. Yes, this lens creates some vignetting stopped all the way open, but it is an ultra-wide wide angled lens, almost fisheye so there's obviously going to be a little. There is also some distortion depending on your area of focus, but again at 20mm, it's almost a fisheye. The distortion is easily correct in photoshop, and like I said earlier depending on your composition and subject matter, most won't even notice. Overall I think its a great purchase for the ultra-wide angle, price, and quality. Like any lens, it has it's problem areas, and any knowledgable photographer can work their way around it. Like I said earlier, I love love love using this to shoot landscapes. It can capture so much information, and the color and detail it captures make this lens worth it for me. Seriously, you'll be shocked with how much information you can squeeze into one frame with this camera. I use it with the 5D Mark II - which I feel you would need a full frame camera to really make the most out of this lens.
Date published: 2011-11-10
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