Summary: My son has recently begun a career as a professional photographer and as a good luck gift I ordered him this lens. He does a lot of weddings and realized he had a need for a 28mm f/2.8 lens for some of his group shots and interior distance shots of the services. When he got the lens he put it to use right away and the results were cool! It's a real high quality lens that Canon has built to it's exacting standards. (One of these days I'll get one for me, too!
Summary: I am currently going back to collect older FD mount lenses to use with my AE-1 Program. I am also using these to mount to my Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera, which make it an amazing photo machine. JPEGs render great with this camera and FD lenses attached.
Great performance for the price. Great on mirrorless like GH2 and NEX 5N
8 April 2013
Summary: I think this lens is great when used right. For me on the Sony NEX 5N I get a 42mm FOV which looks very natural. This lens has fine color and contrast and CR is not too big of an issue when used right. Most older lens will have strong CR when dealing with really bright highlights. At 2.8 it is decently sharp but at around f5.6 this thing can really shine and has its own look.
Perfect condition lens arrived and is in use on my T3i
18 March 2013
Summary: Perfect condition lens arrived and is in use on my T3i.I spent a big part of the afternoon testing the limits and getting use to my new 28mm f2.8 lens. Although not exact my rule of thumb is going to be: If I am 12ft back from a group I can fit 12ft of width into the shot. I also tested it in almost dark bathroom, no lights on and door open only about 4 inches. Shot was at 2 ft, focused manually with more light, then killed the light and took the shot (no flash).
A fast, good quality lens perfect for crop-sensor cameras.
1 January 2013
Summary: As a used lens, the value for a Canon AF-S sensor camera is excellent. With a 1.6x crop factor, this lens gives you an equivalent of ~45mm on a full-frame sensor camera. This is a reasonable approximation to a "normal" 50mm lens field of view. The fast f/2.8 aperture is a great advantage for lower light scenes, although f/2 or better would be optimal. Given the price difference though, I think the better choice for an enthusiast is this lens.
This is the perfect lens to equip a vintage Canon camera.
3 July 2012
Summary: Landscapes and architecture are the targets flattered by this lens. Don't be afraid of your vintage Canon film camera. The landscape and architectural detail captured on fine grain film with a lens like this exceeds anything that a digital camera can manage. Spectacular sunsets are best portrayed on film, not a small digital camera. In 1987 Canon switched their production to the EOS cameras and lens that feature complete automation, including focus.
Summary: I love this lens, I use it on my T3i, hands down my favorite Canon FD lens. (I also own/use a Canon FD 50mm 1.4 and Canon FD 75-200mm 4.5, I really like the FD lenses, I find they create a more photographic look than EF lenses.