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Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Wide Angle Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- Measures 2.7 inches in diameter and 1.7 inches long , weighs 6.5 ounces.This lens takes a 58mm filter.
- Focal length: 28mm, Closest focusing distance: 1 foot
- Broadens angle of view and increases depth of field to bring more area into focus
- 28mm wide-angle lens with f/1.8 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras.Max. Diameter x Length, Weight:2.9 x 2.2, 10.9 oz. / 73.6 x 55.6mm, 310g
- High-precision aspherical lens minimizes distortion and other aberrations; Refer user manual under technical specification for troublr shooting steps
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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|
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|Focus Type||Ultrasonic||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic|
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|Lens Type||wide-angle||Prime lens||Prime lens||wide-angle||wide-angle||wide-angle|
|Maximum Focal Length||28 millimeters||24 millimeters||50 millimeters||35 millimeters||28 millimeters||24 millimeters|
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|Photo Filter Thread Size||28 millimeters||52 millimeters||49 millimeters||67 millimeters||28 millimeters||58 millimeters|
EF 28MM F/1.8 USM
From the Manufacturer
The Canon EF 28mm wide-angle lens lets you capture more in the frame by broadening the angle of view and increasing the depth of field. This not only expands the apparent distance between the foreground and background, but brings more area into focus--a must for photographers who want vivid nature shots or crisp group shots. The lens also offers an excellent price-to-performance ratio, with a high-precision aspherical lens that minimizes distortion and other aberrations to produce sharp and high-contrast images. Light enough to serve as your standard wide-angle lens, the EF 28mm carries Canon's one-year warranty.
- 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.
Top customer reviews
I decided to not take out any loans to start my wedding photography business. Therefore I slowly worked my way to better lenses and equipment. At the time, this was the perfect lens for my crop censored 60D. I was able to get the wide shot I needed to have without having a full sensor DSLR.
This lens is super sharp and the f/1.8 is just flat out beautiful! The bokeh it can create can be breathtaking. You don't need the most expensive lens to create the best image possible. Don't be fooled. This lens is a workhorse!
Prime Lenses do take some getting used to. I would swap between this and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard at all of my weddings starting out. Now years down the line looking back at this lens the question remains... Do I recommend you getting this lens for wedding photography?
The truth is, I don't use the 28mm anymore. I now have a full sensor camera and several lenses that are 4-5 times the cost of this lens and they are much better designed for Wedding Photography than the 28mm ever could dream of being. I know how much greater other lenses are now, but honestly you have to start somewhere and I began right here with the 28mm and I'm not ashamed of it. I attached a few images to show you that this 28mm is the real deal. If you're looking for a solid Prime Lens, the 28mm is a great and viable lens to consider.
Lenses I would recommend to carry with you as a Wedding Photographer when you have the budget:
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Let me preface this by saying that I'm not a wide-angle guy. I like 50-85mm for almost everything I do, and 28mm is about as wide as I'll go. I used the 24 1.4L for about 2 years as my wide angle prime and I ended up selling it. It was hard to get in focus and it seemed to have some aberrations and other flaws. On top of that it was $1,600.
I sold the 24 1.4 and have used the 28 1.8 ever since. I don't regret that decision one bit. If you're looking for a professional level lens for under $1000 (under $500!) then get this. It's a no-brainer.
My only gripe is with the quality of flare you get shooting into the sun. I try to work in flare as much as possible to give portraits and other pictures interesting looks. The flare pattern on the 24mm 1.4 was really great. It was smooth and beautiful. On the 28mm you can have some weird patterns and shapes which sometimes look like teardrops. It's not terrible, but sometimes you have to clone out some weird stuff.
Very little distortion
Lightweight but built well
Manual focus isn't a smooth as an L-Series
Flare isn't as pretty as the 35L or the 24L
On an APS-C camera, this lens should be your standard prime lens that you use every day.
What I liked:
- The focus is reasonably fast
- The focus is reasonably quiet (good for video)
- On a crop sensor camera, this comes out to 44-45mm, great angle for indoor shooting of family/kids
- f/1.8! No flash required except for the most darkly lit scenes
- It's a prime, so images are a lot sharper than most other zooms
- It works great for video on the EOS 70D
What I didn't like
- It is a little soft wide open at f/1.8, f/2-2.8 is a lot sharper, though you'll lose about a stop of light and have to open your shutter for longer, f/1.8 is there if you really need it, but f/2+ gives sharper photos.
So in a nutshell, this lens has become my new standard prime lens and should be your standard prime lens if you shoot APS-C cameras. If you're looking for a reasonably wide prime lens for indoor shooting on an APS-C sensor, this will give you a lot of bang for your buck. It's dramatically less expensive than the L series, but will get you over 75% of the quality of the L series. Whether the L series is worth the money for that last little bit is up to you.