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7.8 out of 10

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8

Highly portable wide-angle lens with a good price-to-performance Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28mm f/2.8

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Photography Review
3 April 2013
  • Summary: I bought this lens assuming it would be an upgrade from my EF28-105 and 28-200mm tamron xr. I was wrong, both the ef28-105mm and the 28-200 are sharper at 28mm even when stopped down. Pass on this prime, 5 element construction is not enough, even my cheapo 22-55mm usm is sharper.
  • Pros: Small, handles flair well
  • Cons: soft edges, outclassed by ef 28-105mm and ef 22-55mm
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Overall 6
6.0

Great lens for the price and takes beautiful wide angle photos.

zoidpi1ot, Ebay
22 December 2012
  • Summary: The 28mm EF lens from Canon is pretty much the go-to wide angle prime lens for beginners and those on a budget. The decently high aperture is great for creating some nice bokeh effects, but the edges of the photos come out a bit blurry when shooting at f/2.8. Stopping it down a few clicks to about 5.0 or lower will be best.
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Overall 6
6.0

"each gallette has a treat inside"

bears2_duxoup, Ebay
8 August 2012
Overall 6
6.0

Not Bad

rich.camp, Ebay
12 January 2009
Overall 6
6.0

good but flawed prime lens

Chue Vang, Amazon
30 September 2008
  • Summary: Pros: * Sharp center at F2.8, sharp corners at F5.6-8.0 * Great contrast, vivid color reproduction * no problems with flaring * fast autofocusing * has focus ring,distance scale (unlike 50mm f1.8) * metal lens mount, more solid feel unlike 50mm f1.8 * decent price $200-250 Cons: * LOTS of chromatic aberration/ Color fringing * soft corners on full frame * AF hunts a lot in low light situations * noisy AF motor * this lens is known for having bad copies (unsharp at any...
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Overall 6
6.0

Before you buy this lens!

Abdulrahman Aljabri, Amazon
30 September 2008
  • Summary: Make sure you buy it with the knowledge that you won't be able to use it to the full extent a wide angle lens is used to. Otherwise you will be severely disappointed with this lens. But just how so? I know a photographer that uses this lens for wedding photography with her 10D. For her the lens does the job wonderfully.
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Overall 6
6.0

So-so. But worth considering.

Matt, Amazon
30 September 2008
  • Summary: I bought this lens for a couple of reasons. First of all, I picked it up REALLY cheap used (and you can get it quite cheap even new). Secondly, I really wanted a standard-view lens for my Rebel XT. But honestly, I can't say that I am extremely impressed with it. Simply put, the sharpness is just not there like it is with, say, the 20mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2, or 50mm f/1.4. In fact, sharpness ranges from equal to worse than the 28-105mm (depending on aperture).
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

ganiyu, Photography Review
19 November 2007
  • Summary: I have a few lenses but i use this one allot for portraits and for the price it's amazing.
  • Pros: Light and extremely portable. It's not an attention seeker.
  • Cons: Focus ring.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

malakhovandrejj, Yandex
15 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Прочитал отзыв liv-2009. Взял 2 этих объектива (50 1.8 и этот) полтинником доволен, 28 2.8 сильно разочаровал, не резкий, где этот liv-2009 нашел цветопередачу как на L-ках? Может он фото с L-к не видел? Не имея особого опыта, купил по его дурному совету эти 2 стекла, 28 продал практически сразу, с полтинником лето отснимал, продал.(потерял, конечно, в деньгах) Взял Canon 50 1.4 - вот теперь действительно доволен качеством снимков!
  • Pros: Легкий
  • Cons: Не очень резкий
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