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Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Review

The Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM is an older design wide angle prime lens designed for full frame cameras. When used on APS-C cameras it will resemble a 44mm lens on a full frame camera. This makes it a near “normal” fast lens. Because it is full frame compatible, many Canon APS-C camera owners purchase this lens to use as a normal lens on their current camera knowing that if they ever ugrade to a full frame body they can use the lens unlike dedicated APS-C lenses such as the Sigma 30mm f/1.4. This lens features Canon’s USM focusing motor for fast and silent auto focus operation. The f/1.8 max aperture makes this lens great in low light or for controlling depth of field. This lens uses 58mm filters and is reasonable small and light weight making it a great addition to many photographers kits. I have not formally tested this lens yet, but plan to in the future. I am very interested in this lens for use on my Canon EOS 6D full frame body for a great wide angle prime.

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  • Canon EF 28 f/1.8 USM - $509.99

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Specs

Focal Length 28 mm
Max Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Minimum Focus distance 9.84 inches
Maximum Magnification 0.18x
Number of Elements 10
Number of Groups 9
Aperture Blade Design Hexagonal
Number of Aperture Blades 7
Filter Size 58 mm
Diameter 2.9 in.
Length 2.2 in.
Weight 0.68 lbs.
Lens Mount Construction Metal
Tripod Collar None
Weather Sealed No
Distance Scale Yes - With Hyper Focal Markings
Image Stabilization No
Lens Shade Optional

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