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.
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 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: 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.
Summary: I'm pretty critical when it comes to optics and many lenses that I have tried before did not pass muster, especially wide angle lenses (which have a much more challenging task than standard or telephoto lenses), but this one is in a class of its own. It's not the fastest with F/2.8, but I doubt you can find a sharper one.
Summary: Compared this lens to the new Sigma 30mm f1.4 and the Canon wins hands down. Optics are close to Sigma, but when you add in the benefits of the size, weight, IS and general portability, the Canon is outstanding. It's my favorite lens now and I find myself constantly trying to find opportunities to use it. It's winter in Boston right now and things are kind of bleak... But the excitement of this nifty lens has got me back out shooting again. Highly recommend.
Summary: I have 24-70mm F/2.8, but with my shaky hands, I have to try really hard to get a good picture. This little lens, is perfect for walking around in the house and outside, it is so light and with IS, I can finally get decent shots with shutter speed as low as 1/20 or 1/30. Yeah, I am one of those guys, can never hand-held my 24-70mm f/2.8 less than 1/100. It is so heavy, I have to go over 1/200 to get a good shot. You know what else I notices?
Summary: Just purchased this from Amazon @ a great price. I use the 5D Mark II and wanted something small, light and fast. I like primes due to their lightweight and the face they are faster and sharper than zooms. Previously I owned the 28mm f/1.8, which I liked a lot, but this one is better. There is so much clarity and details in the pictures, more than I notice with my other lens. It is sharp and 2.8, so you can shoot wide open.
Summary: To me this is an expensive lens that does a good job at a few things. The image stabilization helps with shake which I have plenty of. I will be using it for something that very few will need to use it for. I take pictures of paintings handheld and the image stabilization really helps. I also am on the road a lot and as a documentary film maker I use public domain pictures and take pictures with this lens for turning into 3d images for film.