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Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Wide Angle Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- 28mm wide-angle lens with f/1.8 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
- Broadens angle of view and increases depth of field to bring more area into focus
- High-precision aspherical lens minimizes distortion and other aberrations
- 1-foot close focusing distance; light enough to function as standard wide angle lens
- Measures 2.7 inches in diameter and 1.7 inches long; weighs 6.5 ounces
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||EW-63II|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Item Dimensions||2.91 x 2.91 x 2.2 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.3 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||0.68 pounds|
|Macro Focus Range||0.25 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year limited|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||10|
|Number of Groups||9|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||28 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.84 pounds|
|Style Name||Lens Only|
|Zoom Type||motorized zoom|
From the Manufacturer
- Focal length: 28mm
- Maximum aperture: 1:1.8
- Lens construction: 5 elements in 5 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 75 degrees
- Focus adjustment: Overall linear extension system with AFD
- Closest focusing distance: 1 foot
- Filter size: 58mm
- Dimensions: 2.7 inches in diameter, 1.7 inches long
- Weight: 6.5 ounces
What's in the box : E-58U 58mm Snap-On Lens Cap, Lens Dust Cap E (Rear) and 1-Year Warrant.
Style: Lens Only
Top Customer Reviews
I'm a fan of shooting candid shots, mostly indoors, and flash is just NOT an option if you really want great pics that don't interfere with (or annoy) your subjects. I came to this lens because the EF50mm f/1.8 was just a bit *too* tight/long for candid pics without stepping back all the time, or settling for face shots only. This 28mm approaches the 'standard' 50mm lens length that shoots pretty much what you see with your eye.
I thought the lens was a bit soft at first, but over time, I've gotten to know it inside and out, and my photos are close to tack-sharp most of the time - even though I rarely shoot above f/2.5 with this. I'll take shooting with this at f/1.8 or f/2.0 over a lens with image stabilization any time. And of course, being a prime (non-zoom) lens means that your pictures are going to be sharper than a zoom lens with IS anyways.
This is a lens that will spoil you forever. You'll be able to capture photos in virtually any lighting conditions. I love shooting with it, and ISO 1600 shots at f/2.0 are just spectacular - exactly what I need for shooting in *extremely* low light. With a bit of post-processing, I'm making incredible photos that were simply not possible in the days before digital.
Build quality is excellent, and the USM auto-focus does a great job in bright-light and low-light situations with ease, silently.
If you want sharp low-light photos in a compact and lightweight lens, this is your saviour.
It is not an L lens (these are so expensive, and also heavy), but is exceptionally good in the non-L lens category, especially for the APS-C camera's. For full size APS sensors, the 50mm f/1.4 would be the choice, but if you use the 50mm in APS-C systems, the crop factor makes this a medium telephoto 80mm equivalent lens, not good for general purpose shooting.
It is realively higher in price to the f/2.8 version. The reasons I chose this f/1.8 version was because of the following:
1. low-light shooting in the f/1.8-2.5 range
2. USM for fast, quiet, and accurate autofocus, espcially helpful targets are moving
3. Nice soft bokeh per Canon (I like it so far).
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So why does it have such consistently crappy reviews? After a few months of using it, I can offer a few reasons. I have no doubt that this lens would be less than optimal if all you do is shoot flat brick walls. The bricks in the corner of your images would be a bit soft, and even the bricks in the center of the image would be soft at f/1.8. The reviews you've read online are overly concerned with what all of the bricks look like, and seem particularly interested in what bricks look like away from the center of the image. Ask yourself how often you intend to put a subject or other sharpness-critical component of your photo somewhere other than the central 50% of the image. For most photographers, the answer is rarely to never, unless you're doing demanding architectural or landscape work. So take those reviews that emphasize corner sharpness with an entire shaker of salt.
The lens isn't perfect - none are. It is a bit soft at f/1.8. I try to avoid using it there - I often shoot at f/2.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this lens. Was worried about the focus of it and I'll say that if it's easy to learn where it wants to focus first. Still has the effect of a prime lens! Love it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicole Veldman
This Canon EF 28mm is the camera lens that I started out with as a wedding photographer and it will always have a special place in my heart... Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Marley
Awesome lens. Very fast and sharp. Better than the sigma by far.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great lens and provides the functionality you want. I have been doing photography as a hobby and some professional for over 25 years and have a reasonable collection of lenses and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by JP
The most useful lens in my lens selections. I have cropped camera detectors so this 28mm lens is an effective 44.8mm prime lens. The advantages of a "prime" lens. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DES