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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 28mm and light weight
- Aperture of 2.8
- Wide Angle features
- It has a lens cap
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Item Dimensions||3.6 x 0.15 x 3.8 inches|
|Item Weight||0.25 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35 mm FF|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||75 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.4 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF-S||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||manual-and-auto||Stepper motor||Ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||0.15 x 3.8 x 3.6 in||2.68 x 0.91 x 2.68 in||2.91 x 2.2 x 2.91 in||2.68 x 2.05 x 2.68 in||2.68 x 2.2 x 2.68 in||3.07 x 2.48 x 3.07 in|
|Item Weight||4 ounces||—||0.68 lb||0.57 lb||0.62 lb||0.74 lb|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||Prime lens||wide-angle||wide-angle||wide-angle||wide-angle|
|Maximum Focal Length||28 millimeters||24 millimeters||28 millimeters||28 millimeters||24 millimeters||35 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 millimeters||24 millimeters||28 millimeters||28 millimeters||24 millimeters||35 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 millimeters||52 millimeters||28 millimeters||28 millimeters||58 millimeters||67 millimeters|
Designed for Canon SLR cameras.
From the Manufacturer
Designed for Canon SLR cameras, the highly portable Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens offers a terrific price-to-performance ratio. The lens offers a fast f/2.8 aperture that makes it easy to use in low light, providing a bright viewfinder image in the camera. The lens also focuses as close as 10 inches without accessories. And optically, it provides excellent edge-to-edge contrast and sharpness while correcting for linear distortion, ensuring that straight lines in a photographic subject--such as architecture--remain straight. Other features include a 75-degree diagonal angle of view, a 52mm filter diameter, and a one-year warranty.
- Focal length: 28mm
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Lens construction: 5 elements in 5 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 75 degrees
- Focus adjustment: Overall linear extension system with AFD
- Close focusing distance: 1 foot
- Filter size: 52mm
- Corresponding mounts: Canon
- Dimensions: 2.7 inches in diameter and 1.7 inches long
- Weight: 6.5 ounces
- Warranty: 1 year
The most affordable fixed focal length wide-angle lens in the Canon EF line-up continues to give benefits difficult or impossible to find with zooms. The fast f/2.8 aperture makes it easy to use in low light, and provides a bright viewfinder image in the camera. It focuses as close as 10 inches/0.25m without accessories. And optically, it provides excellent edge-to-edge contrast and sharpness along with superior correction of linear distortion, so straight lines in a subject (such as architecture) remain straight.
Wide and Fast
If you need an ultra-wide angle and a large aperture, one of the following lenses will fit the bill. Ultra-wide-angle lenses can capture scenes beyond your natural field of vision. The EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, the widest of them all, has a 180∞ angle of view. For more normal-looking wide-angle shots, there are longer wide-angle lenses up to 35mm with the maximum aperture you need. Designed for Canon SLR cameras, the highly portable Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens offers a terrific price-to-performance ratio. The lens offers a fast f/2.8 aperture that makes it easy to use in low light, providing a bright viewfinder image in the camera. The lens also focuses as close as 10 inches without accessories. And optically, it provides excellent edge-to-edge contrast and sharpness while correcting for linear distortion, ensuring that straight lines in a photographic subject--such as architecture--remain straight. Other features include a 75-degree diagonal angle of view, a 52mm filter diameter, and a one-year warranty.
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That all being said, I do have a few complaints regarding this lens. Although it does have a metal mount, it still feels somewhat like a plastic toy. Not as much as, say, the 50mm. But still, it would have been nice to have a more solidly built, tighter lens. Although this lens is not an IS, you won't need it with such a short barrel and such little zoom. However, I do miss the USM - this lens focuses slowly and makes a high whining noise. Focus creep is nearly nonexistent except in lower light situations. Though I may be splitting hairs, I do wish the angle of operation for the MF ring weren't so large.
All in all, for the price I paid, I am happy with what I got. It's based off of an old design so the average DSLR user may not immediately take to it. Optics and glass are good, as always is the case with Canon. Not great in build quality and I do miss the USM. I would save up for the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 IS USM or Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM but this is a nice little lens.
When he got the lens he put it to use right away and the results were cool! It's a real high quality lens that Canon has built to it's exacting standards. (One of these days I'll get one for me, too!) My son has 3 or 4 lenses that he puts to good use at his weddings and this 28mm f/2.8 is one of his real work horses. It's ability to work in low light is the reason why. Of course it's great in full daylight, too! We went to Ireland last Spring and some of the shots he got with this lens were nothing short of spectacular!
I recommend this lens to anyone who is serious about getting some great pictures in a wide range of lighting conditions regardless of your level of photographic skills.
My camera is the 12.2MP XSi and I can't afford L-Series lenses. I'm an amateur on a limited budget. But, with these three lenses, and my Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II printer, I can print startlingly sharp images up to 13X16". The prints are especially sharp when shooting in RAW format. Cheap Class 6 32GB secure memory cards are now available so storage of large RAW photographs is no longer a burden. With all this, I can't justify purchasing a more expensive camera or purchasing L-series lenses.
Actually, when shooting people up close, sharpness is of lesser importance - after a certain point. I also use the Canon EF-S zoom 55-250mm IS lens. In very crowded outdoor events (like town festivals and sporting events) this lens reaches out into the crowds to catch people in the act of being themselves. Setting the camera to Portrait softens the complexions of the subjects - making them look better in my photographs than they do in life. Also, when I increase the ISO setting I can get cool shots of athletes in action. I especially like this lens because of the Image Stabilizer. With it I can shoot at its extreme length without needing a tripod or mono-pod.
I'm very happy with my choice of cameras and with my lens collection - except for the kit lens that came with the camera. I guess it's okay, but it lacks that certain something that would make me want to use it. Being a zoom lens is about all it has going for it.
It may seem that I have gone too far off the subject. I did this because I figured that anyone in the market for a budget 28mm Canon lens might benefit from a broader view of what to buy now, and what to buy in the future. I can't help that I'm a talkative and opinionated old geezer.
My only complaint with it is the noise when focusing, which is significant, and can be distracting if you're shooting a wedding or conference where noise is an issue.