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Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
7.7 out of 10

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

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Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
31 May 2009
  • Summary: There are not that many (better) alternatives to Canon's EF 20mm f/2.8 USM that fall within the same price range and at the same time deliver superior performance. That might be the reason to seriously consider this lens for your ultra wide photographic needs, despite somewhat lackluster performance...
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Overall 8

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

PC Magazine
2 April 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM lens delivers an ultra-wide field of view on full-frame cameras, and is quite sharp once you stop down to f/4.
  • Pros: Ultra-wide field of view. Sharp when stopped down. Minimal distortion.
  • Cons: Slightly soft at f/2.8. Prone to color fringing.
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Canon 20mm f/2.8 USM Review

Ken Rockwell
15 July 2008
  • Summary: This 20mm is an excellent lens, often overlooked because most people can't look past big, heavy expensive zooms. This 20 USM makes pictures at least as good, is much easier to carry, and costs less. It's easily available both new and used .
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REVIEW: Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

29 June 2008
  • Conclusion: As a wide-angle lens for cropped sensors, this lens falls a little short, with virtually all of the standard zooms giving a wider angle of view. However, on the full frame sensors that Canon are now producing, this lens still warrants its place in their line-up.
  • Pros: Good build and finish, Nice focal length on Full Frame cameras, Silent and fast autofocus., Good image quality
  • Cons: Not that useful on cropped sensors., Stiff manual focus ring (on example tested), Distortion worse than on modern designs (minor point), Hood not included with lens
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Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens

The Digital Picture
12 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Is the Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know about the Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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EF 20 mm f/2.8 USM

12 April 2010
  • Conclusion: Our tests are supposed to answer one main question - whether or not a given instrument is worth buying. In the case of the Canon EF 2.8/20 mm the answer is unambiguous – it isn’t!
  • Cons: average image quality at the frame edge,, a bit too high chromatic aberration,, huge vignetting even on an APS-C sensor,, weak work against bright light.
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Overall 5
Value for money 4
Overall quality 4
Build quality 8

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM - Full Format Review / Test

21 May 2008
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM is not a bad lens but it shows that its design dates back to the early 90s. The technical resolution is actually pretty good with a very sharp image center and pretty good borders. The corners are also very decent at medium aperture settings.
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Overall 7
Value for money 7
Overall quality 6
Build quality 8

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM - Review / Lab Test Report

11 May 2008
  • Conclusion: Since the release of the EOS system we have seen several updates to Canon ultra-wide zoom lenses but they didn't really care about their fix-focals in this range ever since their initial release back in the early 90s.
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Canon EF 35mm f/2

28 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Vi valgte å sette i gang denne testen som en oppfølger av desember 2003-testen av Canons dengang nyeste speilrefleksmodell, EOS 300D. Både for den som lurer på å kjøpe dette kameraet og andre kan det være interessant å se en sammenlikning mellom EF-S objektivet som gjerne markedsføres sammen med...
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Expert Review

15 October 2006
  • Summary: Główne pytanie na jakie mają odpowiadać nasze testy dotyczy tego czy dany instrument warto kupić. W przypadku Canona EF 2.8/20 mm odpowiedź jest jednoznaczna. Nie warto! Wydając prawie 2000 zł dostajemy bowiem efekty zdjęciowe, które można uzyskać tańszymi i znacznie bardziej uniwersalnymi...
  • Pros: solidna obudowa,, świetna rozdzielczość w centrum obrazu,, bardzo dobrze korygowany astygmatyzm,, przyzwoicie kontrolowana koma,, cichy, szybki i celny autofokus
  • Cons: przeciętna jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru,, trochę za duża aberracja chromatyczna,, duże winietowanie nawet na matrycy APS-C,, słaba praca pod ostre światło.
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