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Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
7.7 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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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Not the best

MountainPacker, Canon
2 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Images have a purple cast and are a little soft at all apertures. Save your money until you can buy the 17-40 instead, you'll get sharper images.
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, color cast
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Overall 6
6.0

No pleasant surprises, just as expected

CK, B&H Photo
12 December 2012
  • Excerpt: The price is right for the quality, I guess. Kinda wishing I had just continued saving up for some L glass.
  • Pros: Good value
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Great for outdoor and bright light, not so good inside

Kyle Biggs, Amazon
25 August 2012
  • Summary: I recently upgraded to a full frame camera and needed to replace my (That lens is designed for APS-C sensors, and was useless on the 5D). I figured that with a 1.6x crop factor, my old 10-20 should be equivalent to this 20mm. I am a real estate photographer and videographer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Images are not too sharp

Ladera Bob, B&H Photo
5 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Landscape shots, group people. shots
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

great perspective, poor sharpness

CB, B&H Photo
14 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I agree with other comments on the web about the lack of sharpness in this lens - certainly compared to the other Canon lenses I own. My one has a slightly "grabby" focus ring, but it is not really a problem in practise.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Not Great, but better than the alternatives.

FotoDuo, Canon
25 June 2009
  • Conclusion: Vignettes badly at f2.8 and f4. Corners not sharp at all at f2.8 and f4. Good central sharpness at f4, f5.6 and f8. Corners ok at f5.6, slightly better at f8. Nice modeling effect and bokeh quality at f5.6 and f8. Looks worse at f11 and smaller stops - diffraction?
  • Pros: inexpensive for this focal length
  • Cons: poor corner quality
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Overall 6
6.0

disappointing, especially for a fixed lens

Neurasthenic "neurasthenic", Amazon
3 March 2008
  • Summary: This is one of the first two lenses I bought when I switched to a Canon SLR about five years ago. I've had plenty of opportunity to use it since then, both with film and (full frame) digital.
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Overall 6
6.0

inexpensive ultra wide angle lens

JL the world traveler, Adorama
5 February 2007
  • Excerpt: The lens is ultra wide angle with affordable price.
  • Pros: Easily Accessible Controls, Easily Mounted
  • Cons: Glass Not Sharp
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

bcskier, Photography Review
12 June 2005
  • Summary: Reasonably sharp wide-angle lens. There is slight red-green fringing, similar to 15 mm fisheye. Purple fringing is absent. Strong vignetting at f2.8-f4, but this goes away at f8 and higher. Good centre sharpness, but the corners are a bit soft at f2.8, and this improves by f5.6.
  • Pros: reasonably sharp, usm focus, excellent build quality, accepts 72 mm filters
  • Cons: vignetting, some CA, soft at f2.8
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Lionheart, Photography Review
15 December 2004
  • Summary: A necessary addition to any arsenal. This lens gets the job done, unspectacularly perhaps, but it is a yeoman performer under all conditions.
  • Pros: Sharp at f5.6 to f8. Very contrasty lens.
  • Cons: Color rendition is somewhat cool. Contrast may be a bit much. Really soft wide open. Over priced by a long shot.
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