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