Summary: Great all around lens. Best if used at f2.8 for sharp shallow DOF. Been using this lens on a canon rebel t1i which gives me a 44.8mm throw. A must have prime lens which is able to be used on a cropped or full Framed canon dslr. A great alternative to the pricey L-lens.
Conclusion: This is the 4th lens (all Canon) that I purchased for my full frame 5D Mk II, and I love it. This lens has relegated my slower mid-range IS zoom to the closet. In a side by side test at 28 mm in evening light, the images this lens produces blows those of my slower mid-range IS zoom away! I prefer this lens for walk around and events - basically anytime I am not shooting portraits. It feels light and not bulky, makes my camera much more enjoyable to carry around.
Pros: light, fast, quick autofocus, looks / feels well built, small, sharp, makes beautiful images easily, great event lens, quiet
Summary: I favor prime lenses as they are light-weight, fast, sharp and generally low-priced. I needed something that would be wider than my current 35mm on a full-frame camera. The lens is fast (f/1.8), fairly sharp and was what I was looking for.
Summary: I bought this lens to take portrait pictures of my family and to take pictures at family get-together's. I was very pleased with the quality of the pictures that it took. The weight and size of the lens is easy to handle. You do not even know your camera has it mounted on it. It keeps up with the Canon Quality and craftsmanship on this lens.
Bottom line...he deserve any dollar! Great product!
30 October 2013
Summary: I'm very happy with my bought and i don't regret and dolar paid for this lenses, even though between payment and the day he arrived i was a little bit sorry for my decission. But, after the day he arrived i've never changed it from the body (not a zoom, not another prime). I've bought the 28mm because the 50mm f1.8 is to big for me and my Canon 20D. With the 28mm the view angle is larger and now I can make indoor photos and catch more informations.
Summary: Love this lens, this is my go-to lens especially when I'm photographing weddings. It has wonderful auto focus for when you're trying to be quick. The manual focus is awesome for when you've got some time on your hands. Does pretty good in lowlight. If you want to get an affordable wide lens I would definitely recommend this one.