Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens
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Enjoy crystal-clear photos with the help of this Canon EF 28mm wide-angle lens. An ultra-sonic monitor and high-speed CPU quickly auto focus to the subject at hand, instantly providing crisp, clean image quality. And optical image stabilization helps to cut down blurriness and camera shake at the same time. From Canon.

  • Includes EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM wide-angle lens, lens cap, lens dust cap, and manual
  • 28mm focal length
  • f2.8 maximum aperture
  • Nine lens elements in seven groups
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • Rear focusing system with USM focus adjustment
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Approximately 3/4' closest focusing distance
  • 58mm filter size
  • 75-degree diagonal angle of view
  • Seven-blade circular diaphragm
  • Measures approximately 2-3/4"W x 2"H x 2-3/4"D
  • 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Imported

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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality versatile lens Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM - For the past 20 years I have been using the Canon EF 28-105 as my primary moderate wide angle lens. While this zoom is a great lens I was in need of something a little faster. I spent a great deal of time considering all my options, reading reviews and assessing what I was going to use the lens for and the quality of the optics I wanted. My selection of an upgrade to my zoom was the Canon EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM. This lens has been absolutely phenomenal! This wide angle lens is fast, optically sharp and light weight. The Image Stabilization has increased its versatility and has made it great for evening and indoor photography without flash. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War I took a tour of several battlefields and museums in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. I matched the EF 28mm f2.8m IS with my Canon EF 70-300mm IS DO zoom lens for a fast versatile and light weight kit. The EF 28mm f2.8 IS was great for landscapes, monuments and late evening shots on the battlefields. The Image stabilization came in handy shooting inside buildings, historic displays and late night pictures in the Gettysburg National Park. While it might lack an L-series designation the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM provides a quality build, fast and quiet Auto-focusing, image stabilization, excellent optics, image sharpness and an f2.8 lens speed w/ IS. This lens has been great for travel, reenactments, interior shooting, architectural and general photography. After more than a year of use I know I made the right decision! I would recommend this lens to anyone looking for a fast, versatile and high quality wide angle lens.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As sharp as it gets This new 28mm IS USM lens is about as good as it gets, image sharpness wise on Canon SLRs. On a crop sensor (APS C) body it works out to a 44.8mm lens, in 35mm format terms. That's almost exactly what your eye sees and was once considered the "normal" focal length in 35mm photography. If you read any of the many reviews online, it out performs even the 1.8 (non IS) version, which is much older technology. CA is really low here, almost non-existent. Distortion is low, especially for this focal length. If you go with this len's 24mm brother, you will gain more CA, more corner softness and more distortion. You just can't beat this lens. Yes it's not as versatile as a zoom (I also have the 15-85 IS USM Canon lens) but man, is this 28mm tack sharp. If you really care about image quality, you can't beat a prime lens, and this 28mm IS USM is the lens to beat.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent for high quality travel pictures For starters some background: In June this year I bought the new 40mm pancake which reminded me that prime lenses are preferable in many cases. Their discrete size and the lightweight prove beneficial when walking around; but also the fact that they force not to be lazy about image composition I like. . Whilst the 40mm is so affordable that it was a risk free just-for-fun purchase, this is certainly not true for the 28mm. It is simply expensive. Up to now I keep wondering what else I could have bought for the money. . The key question is, is it worth that price? My first thought when I got it was 'what a bore'; it is rather unexciting in particular when mounted on my 5DII (the pancake is different in this respect). But how does it perform? . And that is excellent. Sharpness is just great starting at f2.8; you may find reviews stating that full open the extreme borders show some problems, but these are minimal - they appear just a bit softer. Remember, this is a wide angle lens! Chromatic errors are nearly absent. Color rendition is good as well, albeit perhaps a bit cool. The stabilizer works as advertised, although at 100% I can see some blurring as of 1/6th. Vignetting (up to f4.5) and distortion are visible, but readily corrected in Lightroom. . However correct the distortion? Any wide angle lens distorts a face towards the outer edges by their extreme perspective. However the distortion characteristic of this lens tends to mitigate this effect... I will not correct such images, I like the distortion characteristic of this lens! . This lens really shows its benefits when shooting video. Although I am not into video and the 5DII remains a bit awkward for this purpose I've shot my most professional looking videos since I purchased this lens. . For me the bottom line is that is does what I want it to do. It is a lightweight walk around lens which handles low light well and has excellent image quality. I bought it for travel photography and that is what it is excellent for. The price? Well, I will forget about it once in the future.
Date published: 2013-02-24
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