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Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
7.8 out of 10

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Buy

LL, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens even though reviews across the internet leaned toward negative. I was in the hopes that it would have the crispness/tack sharp, colorful contrasty images that my 100mm 2.0, 85mm 1.8 and 50mm 1.4 would have. Unfortunately not. No comparison whatsoever.
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Overall 10
10

Great prime bargain

Paul, buydig.com
22 December 2015
  • Excerpt: This lens is a little on the heavy side if you're used to the cheap plastic lenses, like the 50mm 1.8 series, but it's built like a tank, just like the old FD lenses were. My eyes are watering from the nostalgia. Sorry.
  • Pros: I grew up with manual focus prime lenses so the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 feels like home to me. I use the autofocus most of the time – it's spot on and fast, but I like to focus manually, especially with the very shallow depth of field this lens offers at f/1.8, and it has a large and very smooth focu...
  • Cons: Doesn't come with a lens hood, an essential with any wide angle lens for outdoor shooting. Skip the aftermarket brands and get the Canon hood. Or you can do like I did and buy twice by first getting the cheap knock-off with threads that wear out then opting for the reversible Canon bayonet mount....
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Michel, Adorama
26 August 2015
  • Excerpt: I own both a full frame camera (5D MkII) and a cropped sensor camera (700D) and i already use a 50mm f/1.4 which i like. I was looking for a fast lens that i could use as well on my cropped sensor that would be close to equivalent with my 50mm. This lens fits the bill perfectly.
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Overall 10
10

Sharp, durable, fast lens at a good price

Paul in Kansas, buydig.com
1 April 2015
  • Excerpt: If you're building a kit with fast, prime (fixed focal length) lenses and you're on a budget, you can buy three sharp, proven f/1.8 Canon lenses for the price of just about any L lens: this 28mm, the 85mm and the 50mm.
  • Pros: This lens has been in Canon's lineup for 20 years so it's built tough. It's sharp, especially if you stop down to 2.8, but wide open it's still very good. As a camera review site said, "If you enjoy shooting test charts, simply stop down to f/2.8 where performance is excellent, or spend $1,000 on...
  • Cons: No image stabilization
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Lens! Should have a red ring on it!

Andrew R. Schneider, Amazon
13 February 2015
  • Summary: I've been using this lens for two years. I have 9 lenses (2 L's) and this is the one I use the most. I use it on both crop and full frame cameras, indoors and out. It's so good in low light I rarely take a flash with me.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

LuLu, Adorama
30 January 2015
  • Excerpt: This has been my favorite lens so far. I have another fixed lens of Canon's that I fell in love with & both are great. The images are crisp and clear and they are sturdy/durable.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

badkarma, Adorama
30 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Quiet, fast autofocus. Very useful field of view - I use this as my walk around lens on a full-frame camera when I go hiking. Wide enough for light landscape / architectural use (though, if this is a primary need of yours, you probably want something wider).
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Overall 10
10

Extremely Pleased

LuLu, Canon
30 January 2015
  • Excerpt: This has been my favorite lens so far. I have another fixed lens of Canon's that I fell in love with & both are great. The images are crisp and clear and they are sturdy/durable.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

badkarma, Canon
30 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Quiet, fast autofocus. Very useful field of view - I use this as my walk around lens on a full-frame camera when I go hiking. Wide enough for light landscape / architectural use (though, if this is a primary need of yours, you probably want something wider).
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Lulu, Adorama
29 January 2015
  • Excerpt: This has been my favorite lens so far. I have another fixed lens of Canon's that I fell in love with & both are great. The images are crisp and clear and they are sturdy/durable.
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