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.
Perfect lens for concert photography and everyday use.
15 June 2013
Summary: Lens was in great condition. I was surprised at how heavy the lens was compared to my kit lens. It's really great and fast. Perfect for dark interiors. I took it to Webster Hall in NYC and photographed a concert in the photo pit and the lens was absolutely perfect and fast. Bokeh is nice.
Conclusion: I bought this lens because I wanted a fast prime. That's precisely what I got. As the other reviews have said, this lens works out to be very close to an actual nifty fifty focal length on a crop sensor like the T3i. In hindsight, I probably should have gone with a 35mm or a 50mm, but that has nothing to do with the quality of this lens, just my preference. When I pulled this lens out of the box, I was thrown off by the weight.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, fast aperture