Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
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Great usm lens!
28 October 2013
Summary: Hello all. This is the newer version of the prime lens. The IS works very good especially you take a lot of videos. The price may be a little high but the image quality is very good. So if you have the money, then go for it.
Summary: I'll leave the technical jargon for the professionals. Coming from your average consumer who happens to have a SLR, I highly recommend this lens based on a combination of cost, performance, and features. I'd been wanting to play with a prime lens for some time now when I decided to give this one a try. I'm using a 60DS with a 1.6x crop sensor and was considering the 50mm varieties. Factoring in the 1.6x however, I'd be looking at the equivalent of a 80mm.
Fantastic normal / travel / street photography lens on APS-C
15 September 2013
Summary: I am primarily using this lens for all-around shooting on my APS-C EOS 650D... Angle of view equal to about 44.8mm on APS-C vs full frame. This lens is as close as you are going to get with a Canon lens to the diagonal of the APS-C sensor, so it is a very natural field of view. It is quite the little wonder and it feels like a really well built lens. Despite the small size, the images are super sharp and focusing is speedy.
Best lens for Rebel series, especially for photographing family and children!
11 August 2013
Summary: This is the best lens for a cropped sensor camera, such as the APS-C sensor on the Rebel series. Some reviews are stating issues at the corners. However this doesn't happen on the Rebel series due to the cropped sensor size. In my case I'm only considering its performance on the Rebel series. I'm using a Rebel 5ti. This lens is perfect for this camera! First off, the effective angle on this lens is around 45mm (1.6 x 28mm) on the Rebel series.
Summary: I had the old 28mm ef 2.8 and the ef 20mm f2.8 and sold them both because the corners were too soft until stopped down to f8! More of the same from this one, wider than f5.6 it is not a very sharp lens to the edges. My old cheapo ef 22-55mm has better correction!! REALLY!!
Summary: Before this, I am so surprise why got 8 give 5 star for this lens, but in fact this lens delivers terrible results (for this price tags) Putting it with 5D3, the picture's corners' softness and fringing is as like as kit lens (18-55) at Txi at 18. For the quality it delivers, the fair value of price tag of this lens should around $150.
Summary: I am an advanced amateur photographer. I pair this lens with my Canon's 50 mm 1.4 to satisfy all of my photography needs (mostly indoor natural light photos of my son with the occasional studio light setup). Nowadays, this lens is on my camera 95% of the time whenever I am planning to photograph my son. I love how compact and lightweight it is. Unlike the 50 mm 1.4, the lens barrel does not expand with focusing.
Summary: Pros: - Unusual combination of wide-angle prime and image stabilization - IS is nearly silent, can't be heard on video - Well-corrected for distortion - High resolution - Quick focusing Cons: - Renders a bit cool and clinical - Heavy vignetting wide open - So-so bokeh - Corners suffer from purple fringing - Focus ring a bit too narrow Tips & Trivia: - For quick-and-easy hyperfocal shooting on a full-frame body, set aperture to f/11 and distance just beyond the 7-ft mark...
Summary: I was looking for a one lens solution when I do event photography. This lens is it. It does not weigh very much, has a close minimum focusing distance and the colors are right on par with my L series lenses. Very pleased with this purchase.
A wonderful prime lens - sharp, compact, and well made.
Anthony Pantliano "The Photo Guy", Amazon
28 March 2013
Summary: The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is a great prime for both full frame and crop frame Canon SLRs. The lens is very well made with high quality plastics, and a moderately sized rubberized focus ring. There are two switches on the side of the lens - one to turn off the auto-focus and the other to turn off the image stabilizer.