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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Wide Angle Lens - Fixed
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- Focal length and maximum aperture: 28mm 1:2.8
- Lens construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 75 Degree
- Rear focusing system with USM focus adjustment
- Closest focusing distance: 0.23m/0.75 ft..Please be advised that when EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is used with EOS-1D Mark IV, the firmware of the camera should be updated to version 1.1.1 or later. The update helps to optimize the exposure accuracy
- Lens not zoomable
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF-S|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.05 x 2.68 x 2.68 inches||2.20 x 2.68 x 2.68 inches||2.48 x 3.07 x 3.07 inches||2.80 x 3.07 x 3.07 inches||0.91 x 2.68 x 2.68 inches|
|Item Weight||0.57 lbs||0.62 lbs||0.74 lbs||0.89 lbs||4.41 ounces|
|Lens Type||Wide Angle||Wide Angle||Wide Angle||Wide Angle||Wide Angle|
|Maximum Aperture||2.8||2.8||2||2.8||2.8 millimeters|
|Maximum Focal Length||28 millimeters||24 millimeters||35 millimeters||20||24 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 millimeters||24 millimeters||35 millimeters||20 millimeters||24 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||28 millimeters||58 millimeters||67 millimeters||72 millimeters||52 millimeters|
The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM wide-angle lens is a 21st century update to a popular and widely used fixed focal length lens. This is a fixed focal length wide-angle 28mm lens equipped with Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology, superb image quality and performance perfect for use in any number of photographic applications. Sharp, clear images are easy with an Optical Image Stabilizer that offers up to 4 stops of shake correction while a ring-type USM and advanced CPU with optimized AF algorithms enable faster auto focusing. A spherical lens elements help improve image quality on the periphery and lens coatings help minimize ghosting and flare. A 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. Compact and lightweight with outstanding lens performance, it's the perfect lens to go with any EOS DSLR camera whether shooting stills or video. Filter size: 58 mm, Closest Focusing Distance: 0.75 feet.
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EF 28mm f/2.8 USM
A 21st century update to a popular and widely used fixed focal length lens, the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a fixed focal length wide-angle 28mm lens equipped with Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology, superb image quality and performance perfect for use in any number of photographic applications. Sharp, clear images are easy with an Optical Image Stabilizer that offers up to 4 stops of shake correction while a ring-type USM and advanced CPU with optimized AF algorithms enable faster auto focusing. Aspherical lens elements help improve image quality on the periphery and lens coatings help minimize ghosting and flare. A 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. Compact and lightweight with outstanding lens performance it's the perfect lens to go with any EOS DSLR camera whether shooting stills or video.
Please be advised that when EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is used with EOS-1D Mark IV, the firmware of the camera should be updated to version 1.1.1 or later. The firmware is to be released in March 2012. The update helps to optimize the exposure accuracy.
- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 28mm, 1:2.8
- Lens Construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
- Diagonal Angle of View: 75°
- Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
- Closest Focusing Distance: 0.23m / 0.75 ft.
- Filter Size: 58mm
- Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 2.69 x 2.02 in., 9.2 oz. / 68.4 x 51.5mm, 260g
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I'd been wanting to play with a prime lens for some time now when I decided to give this one a try. I'm using a 60DS with a 1.6x crop sensor and was considering the 50mm varieties. Factoring in the 1.6x however, I'd be looking at the equivalent of a 80mm. While that length is great if many cases, it was a bit far for my liking (maybe one in my future though!). I really wanted to use this lens for indoor shooting with inconsistent lighting, so the IS was another huge factor. I had a chance to use this at my daughter's birthday party and at a wedding, both a combination of indoor and outdoor shots in both overcast and sunny conditions.
Let's just say this, my wife no longer bugs me to get professional pictures taken of our daughter. The performance in low light situations is superb, but outdoors this lens really shines. The focus is fast and overall I am incredibly happy with this purchase.
So if you're in the market for your first prime lens and IS is important to you, you won't be disappointed.
1) Not a useful focal length (e.g., it is covered by many zooms).
On a crop sensor, I find this focal length very useful. My zoom is f/4.5 at 28 mm with nowhere near the sharpness. All wide aperture zooms covering 28 mm are huge, heavy, expensive, and not as sharp. For my object distances, I can zoom with my feet. On a full-frame, it might be less useful.
2) Who needs IS on such a small focal length. I'd take a half stop over IS.
I love the IS on this lens. In general, my technique is pretty good. But, when you are chasing a young child and taking picture from weird position (e.g., laying on your back looking up), any help the IS can provide is usually an improvement. Having a wider aperture over IS doesn't help you when you are DOF constrained.
3) Not a good value.
Probably not a good value for most people, but for me, I wanted a lens that would give me professional quality images without the L-series price tag. At f/2.8 and above, you are getting L-series prime quality images in a lightweight, portable lens.
Very satisfied with my purchase. Next time I buy camera gear I will go back to KEH.
However, even with a mounted mic, the lens focusing makes way too much noise to be usable for anything other than non-focusing ambient sound. If you're using the on-camera mic, forget it. Click click click every time you move. Not a deal-breaker as the vast majority of my audio is recorded separately, but a tad disappointing.
If you want near-silent focusing, look at the Canon STM 18-135. However it's low-light capability isn't even close to this lens.