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The large maximum aperture of the Canon EF 28mm makes excellent background blur possible even with a fast shutter speed. The aspherical lens element makes the lens compact and corrects spherical aberrations. The resulting image is sharp even at the edges. As this lens features a Canon EF (Electro-Focus) lens mount, you can use this lens on a Canon full-frame camera (Such as the 1D X, 5D Mk III, 6D etc.) and a cropped sensor (APS-C) camera with EF-S mount (EG. 350D, 7D, 550D, 60D etc.). More
Fast and wide
The lens' large maximum aperture of f/1.8 ensures photographers can use fast shutter speeds in a variety of different lighting conditions, and blur backgrounds by controlling depth of field. An aspherical lens element corrects distortion and ensures the image is sharp across the frame.
When fitted to EOS cameras with APS-C sized sensors, the EF 28mm f/1.8 USM offers a field of view equivalent to a 45mm lens on a full-frame camera, making this an ideal fast-aperture standard lens.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
Integration with E-TTL II flash metering
The EF 28mm f/1.8 USM passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering.
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Solid little lens for a walkabout
About Me Professional
Comments about Canon EF 28mm f1.8 USM Lens:
This is a great little lens for a low-light walkabout in town or countryside.At F/1.8 it makes shooting buildings etc in very gloomy situations very possible - clearly at close focus though this setting is going to be quite tight on the focus plane - as you may see from the quick snap i took of a cat from about a foot away. Only the eye area is in focus.On the wide it's pretty glorious and at F/2 it's getting into its stride with a clearly defined focus area.It's not big and sits nicely on the end of 5D - you could really carry it around all day - and on micro legs it's great for timelapse or extended shutter shots where you want a bit of movement blur (car lights etc).A couple of examples given here - camera is about 12 inches from subject focal plane and we're at F/1.8 for your reference.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Street sign at dusk - handheld.
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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very happy with the purchase
from Andover, UK
About Me Semi-Professional
Very useful lens, very sharp image, quick focus
Good sturdy lens
About Me Getting started
I have used the lens for street photography and some night photography. Its is of good construction and appears to be sharp. However I have not used it enough to make any further comments either positive or negative at this stage. I maybe able to comment in a couple of months.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Great for crop sensors
I chose this lens to replicate a similar feel of a 50mm lens on my Canon 7D. There are others on the market which are a closer match to 50mm like the Sigma 30mm 1.4 and Canon 35mm but I felt that for me the 28mm was the most versatile.The Sigma is a great lens but has been designed for crop sensor cameras which if you use Full Frame cameras from time to time or are looking to upgrade in the future deems the Sigma limited.The 35mm Canon only stops down to f.2 and the build quality felt poor. The 1.4 version is a beauty though but at over three times the price of the 28mm it is likely to be out of your budget if you're looking at this lens.The 28mm is not with out its flaws, It is slightly blurry at the edges at 1.8 but once taken down a couple of stops its is pin sharp.Overall I am pleased with is lens, Its versatile, well built, has nice smooth bokeh and replicates approximately 45mm on a crop sensor.
Canon EF 28mm f1.8 USM lens.
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Although at f1.8 there is a degree of fuzziness, once stopped down to f2.8 that disappears and it is extremely sharp, getting better as you stop down. (f8- f11 superb) I cannot see any reason for buying the more expensive F2.8 IS lens as I don't think that paying twice the price will yield much better results and who needs IS on a 28mm lens anyway? Buy it!
(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Really sharp, fast, wide angle lens with out breaking the bank.
(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
from London UK
This is a high quality lens. I prefer prime lenses as they are smaller and offer better quality. The 28mm is a good all purpose lens, close to a standard lens field of view on a 35mm SLR. It also has a useful f1.8 max aperture which is great for available light photos.
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