Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
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Nice prime lens
15 March 2014
Excerpt: I purchased this lens for an upcoming trip to Ireland. I wanted a relatively wide angle lens as an alternative to the EF 28-105 L lens I usually use for travel. This lens is very clear, fast (f2.8), has IS, is light, and not a budget breaker. Easy to carry around without fatigue.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: It's a little embarrassing to have chosen an f2.8 28mm lens over an f1.8mm lens, but it focuses very quickly, thanks to the USM, which makes it perfect for pictures of people. You have to get right up close to get the shot, and then the 28mm lens gives you expansiveness.This isn't the right choice for architecture because, while it's more crisp and less distorted than an f4 zoom lens open to 28mm, the f1.8 lens would be a better option and a little cheaper.There seem to...
Excerpt: I bought this lens as a replacement for my old Canon 28mm F2.8 with the regular focus motor. The reasons I went for this one were: 1. USM focus motor 2. IS, since I want to use the lens for video purposes as well. I am very happy with the results from this lens!
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.
Excerpt: I use this on my Canon 6D as a general-purpose wide angle for stills. 28mm is wide enough to be useful in tight spaces and for basic architectural/landscape photos, but not so wide that it's unusable as a portrait lens. The size and weight are awesome - paired with the light and portable 6D, this is a comfortable setup to carry around all day. Image quality is really good - plenty sharp, decent bokeh, accurate colors. It's just a sharp and neutral 28mm with IS.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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.
Conclusion: For starters some background: In June this year I bought the new 40mm pancake which reminded me that prime lenses are preferable in many cases. Their discrete size and the lightweight prove beneficial when walking around; but also the fact that they force not to be lazy about image composition I like. . Whilst the 40mm is so affordable that it was a risk free just-for-fun purchase, this is certainly not true for the 28mm. It is simply expensive.
Pros: Superior build quality, Super-sharp images, small discreet size, low light performance
Excerpt: Since I moved to full frame I found that my 35L was too wide for what I shoot most of the time so I sold it. I didn't want to be out completely on a wide angle for that one time I had a group shot to take so I picked this lens up. It is remarkably light and small. Think thinner than the 50f1.4 and less weight. It by no means feels like a toy(50f1.8) but one would not hesitate to have this on the camera all day.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight