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9.4 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 10
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I'd highly recommend this lens

Elva DG, B&H Photo
18 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Great for all around photography. I have a Canon that has a 1.6 crop factor, and this lens therefore acts like a 35mm f2.8. The IS is great to have, especially for video, and I would highly recommend for photo-journalistic style shooting.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great for low light!

PhotoJenic, B&H Photo
3 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I do a lot of professional theater photography and the low f stop on this lens is great! I can shoot at ISO 800 down at f2.8 but depth of filed is shallow. I need to experiment more with the ISO settings but love the feel! It is heavier than my 18-55 but I can tell it from the thicker, higher quality glass. I plan on doing night sky photography with this lens due to the low light capability and the infinity focus setting, a feature I have never had on a lens before!
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Overall 10
10

Excellent lens

Roots and Feathers, B&H Photo
9 June 2014
  • Excerpt: So far this is the best lens I have owned to date. Super crisp. Love that I can get shots indoors in tighter spaces than with my 50mm. Love!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

worth the money

Amazon Customer, Amazon
13 May 2014
  • Summary: Really helps me take beautiful clear pictures.. i am looking forward to when I really know how to use it.
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Value for money 8
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Features 10
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Performance 10
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Overall quality 8
8.0

As sharp as it gets

Bill W, Canon
21 April 2014
  • Conclusion: This new 28mm IS USM lens is about as good as it gets, image sharpness wise on Canon SLRs. On a crop sensor (APS C) body it works out to a 44.8mm lens, in 35mm format terms. That's almost exactly what your eye sees and was once considered the "normal" focal length in 35mm photography. If you read any of the many reviews online, it out performs even the 1.8 (non IS) version, which is much older technology. CA is really low here, almost non-existent.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, Super-sharp images, low distortion for 28mm, low ca
  • Cons: not cheap but you get what you pay for
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Overall 10
10

As sharp as it gets

Bill W, Adorama
21 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This new 28mm IS USM lens is about as good as it gets, image sharpness wise on Canon SLRs. On a crop sensor (APS C) body it works out to a 44.8mm lens, in 35mm format terms. That's almost exactly what your eye sees and was once considered the "normal" focal length in 35mm photography. If you read any of the many reviews online, it out performs even the 1.8 (non IS) version, which is much older technology. CA is really low here, almost non-existent.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, low ca, low distortion for 28mm, Super-sharp images
  • Cons: not cheap but you get what you pay for
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Lens

Lumens, B&H Photo
1 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I prefer zoom lenses for the versatility, but when I am inside I generally do not get enough light to make my camera happy so I go to a prime. The 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is working great for that scenario. In fact this weekend I ran into that exact situation and the lens performed excellent.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens!

carissa, B&H Photo
1 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased this to go with my 50mm 1.4 & my 85mm 1.8. I could not decide if I wanted a 28mm fixed or a 24-70mm. I went with the 28mm. Used this for engagement photos in the mountains here in Colorado and they turned out amazing. It's very fast & light weight - great for portraits and landscapes!
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great lens for street shooting!

FlorFan, Amazon
10 March 2014
  • Summary: I hesitated about buying this lens as I already have a 28mm lens. However, the IS makes a huge difference in street shooting. In this scenario you typically have varying light, and you want max depth of field, so the speed of the lens is not as important as the IS is. I love the lens, results are sharp, no distortion.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome lens

Daya, Amazon
27 December 2013
  • Summary: This lens looks and feels very pretty and sturdy. I am not a professional photographer, however, have used it with canon 7D at night and got wonderful results. During daytime, with 7D, this lens produced crisp pictures with accurate colors. I have also posted picture of an iPhone just to show how the bokeh looks at f/2.8. If you want to see how a camera will look with this camera, I have uploaded a picture of 7D with this lens and a hood mounted.
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