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

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

Ultra-wide-angle lens for serious applications. Easy to hold and Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

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Expert Review

The Phoblographer
8 October 2012
  • Excerpt: The Canon 20mm f/2.8 USM lens often catches a bad rap for being soft in the corners, having horrendous vignetting wide open, and being plagued with an overall lack of contrast. I’m here to tell you why absolutely none of that matters.
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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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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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Overall 5
Value for money 4
Overall quality 4
Build quality 8

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

23 September 2012
  • 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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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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Expert Review

16 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Превосходный широкоугольный объектив, подходящий для использования как с цифровыми, так и с пленочными зеркальными камерами. Высокая светосила, большая глубина резкости, прочная и надежная конструкция, плавающая система линз для подавления аберраций, кольцевой ультразвуковой привод автофокуса USM,...
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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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