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9.3 out of 10

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

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Overall 8
8.0

Great image for pics/video - too much lens noise for audio use.

Video Chili, Amazon
30 August 2014
  • Summary: I bought this primarily for low-light b-roll shots. Specifically indoors. The shots look really nice, both wide and close-up. However, even with a mounted mic, the lens focusing makes way too much noise to be usable for anything other than non-focusing ambient sound. If you're using the on-camera mic, forget it. Click click click every time you move. Not a deal-breaker as the vast majority of my audio is recorded separately, but a tad disappointing.
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Overall 8
8.0

EW65B

WIL, Adorama
29 August 2014
  • Excerpt: HAVING USED THE LENS FOR SOME TIME NOW AND FOUND IT TO BE EXCELLENT. I RATED IT A 4 ONLY BECAUSE OF THE PRICE AND BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WHEN ORDERING. I ONLY LOOKED UP THE HOOD FOR A 24MM LENS BUT INSTEAD OF ORDERING IT ON LINE I CALLED ON THE ORDER. IF YOU HAVE AN IS LENS IT USES A SPECIAL HOOD BE SURE TO TELL THE AGENT YOU HAVE THE IS LENS. THE HOOD FITS GOOD AND IS MADE EXCELLENT. I RECOMMEND IT FOR THE CANON LENS.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect after MicroAdjustment

P.K. Frary "Gochugogi", Amazon
18 August 2014
  • Summary: The EF 28 2.8 IS USM is the long awaited redesign of the 1987 (!) EF 28 2.8. It's slightly larger and heavier than the previous model but, at 260g is still small and light. Auto focus with contrast AF in Liveview is incredibly accurate on my 6D, 70D and SL1: pin sharp edge to edge at F2.8. Stopping down to F4 didn't increase sharpness much other than widening DOF. Unfortunately, phase contrast AF (viewfinder focus) suffered moderate front focus problems at F2.8, e.g.
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Overall 8
8.0

ew-65b hood

wil, Adorama
7 August 2014
  • Excerpt: i needed a hood for my 24mm lens and found this one from canon a little pricey so i gave it a 4 rating. the hood is well made as you would expect from canon. i use it mostly in the field to protect the lens and cut down glare from the side.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Seems Pricey, Seems Pricy
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Overall 8
8.0

new toy for my Canon

just me, Amazon
13 May 2014
  • Summary: Look forward to using it more when I travel this summer. Feel it will be what I want. Nice lenses.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice prime lens

Adorama
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
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Adorama
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Light Lens

scorpioe, Adorama
10 December 2013
  • Excerpt: A nice sharp,fast and light prime
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

scorpioe, Adorama
10 December 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Large FOV, nice convenience

Calibanned, B&H Photo
29 October 2013
  • 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...
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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