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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review

The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a replacement to the older Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 and adds 2 very important features to the old design: Image stabilization and USM auto focus. This new lens is designed to be used on either full frame or APS-C bodies, but when used on APS-C bodies the field of view is similar to a 44mm lens on full frame bodies. The old lens was quite sharp and very well behaved both in the lab as well as the field. I have previously owned the older f/2.8 version of the lens and although I was using it on an APS-C body, I found it’s performance to be very good.

Pricing*

  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM - $549.99

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Overall User Rating

4.58 out of 5

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Specs

Focal Length 28 mm
Max Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Minimum Focus distance 9 inches
Maximum Magnification 0.23x
Number of Elements 9
Number of Groups 7
Aperture Blade Design Rounded
Number of Aperture Blades 7
Filter Size 58 mm
Diameter 2.69 in.
Length 2.02 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Lens Mount Construction Metal
Tripod Collar None
Weather Sealed No
Distance Scale Yes - With Hyper Focal Markings
Image Stabilization Yes
Lens Shade Optional

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