Great lens for the price. Gives a very sharp image.
21 December 2012
Summary: Overall, this is a very good lens that every filmmaker should have in his bag. Yes, I use my DSLR primarily for filmmaking and have found the 20mm focal length to come in handy a lot of times. Very sharp image given its price point. Definitely a good lens to have in the bag!
Summary: awesome wide-angle lens for its price. although the product has been discontinued by canon, it still offers fantastic image capabilities and have been my favorite so far when taking landscape photographs. its quick to focus,and quiet with the USM.
Summary: The lens history is that it was developed for production in 1993 for SLR’s. It was noted to be popular lens in its heyday but is discontinued. There are still parts available to fix the les if required. However Canon’s continual approach for upward compatibility made it a good lens for DSLR as well.
Summary: I needed a wide angle lens for my Full Frame Canon 5D and after owning the Canon 28-105mm f3.5/4.5 which I hold in very high esteem, I figured this would be a good match for travel. Like I expected the lens is compact and very light.
fast focus, ligh and cheap enough to take snowboarding.
23 November 2010
Summary: Comparing to old 17-40, just as fast focus, decently sharp, and found use for my old 77 skylight. Had heart set on 20 2.8, but for the price couldn't pass this up. Mostly shoot board sports, also mechanical photography.
Conclusion: In today's world of rotating front lens elements, plastic lens mounts, buzzy-cheap micro-motor focusing and overall kit lens quality products.....what a refreshing thing to pick this lens up and feel some actual build quality in an inexpensive lens!
Pros: Build Quality USM Motor - Full Time Manual Override Internal Focusing Distance Scale Sharpness
Cons: Huge Lens Hood Not Much Zoom Range Not Super Wide
Conclusion: I just bought this little lens off ebay for a great price. I have noticed so poor reviews here but at the price I thought I would give it a try. Some of the observations made by others are quite correct and I found from my initial test that the images tend to lack a little contrast straight from the...
Pros: Lightweight, quick and accurate USM focusing, price.
Cons: Images a little flat and lacking in contrast but easily trewwkable in PS
Summary: The main problem with this lens is the speed, or the lack thereof. Compared to the EF 20/2.8, it's only a half stop slower but compared to the EF 35/2, it's one and a half stops slower. While this is not a big deal if you're shooting outside, you have a problem in low light environments.