Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM AutoFocus Ultra Wide Angle Lens - USA

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About Canon 20mm F/2.8

This Canon 20mm F/2.8 Bundle comes with $82.84 worth of free accessories including a ProOptic Digital Essentials 72mm, Adorama Cleaning Kit, ProOptic Universal Lens Cap Tether and a New Leaf PLUS 1yr Lens Warranty and Shipping is free! .

Ultra-wide-angle lens for serious applications. Easy to hold and carry at 14.3 oz. (405g). Floating rear focusing system. Sharp images are obtained at all subject distances.

The Canon 20mm F/2.8 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light and more.The Canon 20mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Canon 20mm F/2.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 20mm F/2.8: Consistent output, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong construction and Superior build quality

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (12),Consistent output (7),Easily interchangeable (7),Strong construction (7),Lightweight (5),Superior build quality (4),Durable (3),Fast auto-focus (3)
Semi-sharp images (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (8),Low light (5),General purpose (3),Night photography (3),Special effects (3),Video (3),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Canon 20mm F/2.8 Specifications

9 groups /11 elements
Angle of view
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m / 0.8 ft.
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.1" x 2.8" / 77.5 x 70.6mm
14.3 oz. / 405g
Mfr #

Canon 20mm F/2.8 Reviews

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(based on 28 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Good value

This was a great value for what i wanted. I started using it on my rebel XT, because it was 2.8 and a really wide angle. I don't really buy many EF-S lens because I knew I would eventually move to full frame. The images are really nice and sharp with good contrast. I didn't notice any Vignetting until I did move to a full frame 5D mark II. Bringing the aperture up a few stops controls this only draw back. (and of course fixing it in post) This really is a nice lens and I would highly recommen...

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This was a great value for what i wanted. I started using it on my rebel XT, because it was 2.8 and a really wide angle. I don't really buy many EF-S lens because I knew I would eventually move to full frame. The images are really nice and sharp with good contrast. I didn't notice any Vignetting until I did move to a full frame 5D mark II. Bringing the aperture up a few stops controls this only draw back. (and of course fixing it in post) This really is a nice lens and I would highly recommend to any one looking for a sharp, fast, wide angle EF lens.


Most Liked Negative Review


Unsharp at any f/stop

Very poor image quality, this lens is a dog. Lens sharpness fall-off at the edges is awful. This lens is always left behind.

Reviewed by 28 customers


A disappointment


from New York, NY

I bought it to use with my Canon 5D Mark III for street photography and the occasional landscape. Very true colors and little distortion (nice) but serious vignetting, especially noticeable in the landscape shots. Vignetting can be corrected, but the undoing was the soft focus in all contexts, even when camera was set on tripod and a remote used to fire the shot. I returned it after a week.


Perfect Real Estate Lens


from Jacksonville, FL

I played around with wide and ultra-wide lenses over the years. The best lens for a full frame camera that I have found is this 20mm lens. It seems to be wide without exhibiting extreme distortion. The nice part if the field curvature works well taking photos of small rooms. The plane of focus at the sides are closer than in the middle, thereby making the walls more in focus at each side of the frame. The sharpness is overkill for real estate photos. It is a shame that photographers do so much work to properly light the room, set the camera perfectly level on a tripod for maximum sharpness, and the listing services compress and soften the pictures on the web. Full screen photos on a large monitor are almost flawless! I am sure that the corners may be a bit soft in a 6 by 4 foot enlargement, but that isn't the way that real estate photos are shown. Focus is accurate, sharpness is wonderful (if you know how to use it), and f2.8 is fast enough for interiors without have to add tons of light. Here is a tip to photograph interiors: If you can replace the light bulbs (lamps) in each room's light fixtures, temporarily change the lamps to daylight LED lighting. I use 60, 75, and 100 watt equivalent lamps. You can also use supplemental lighting with some well placed strobes too. Remember to set your light balance to daylight. This helps when using a natural amount of HDR to show the view through windows in the room as your eye perceives it. if you shoot real estate photography and want to save yourself a bunch of time, get this lens!


Good lens for serious amateur


from Middle Tennessee

Short and simple. This lens is does exactly what I expected it to do - take great photos. One can get a balanced impression and make a judgment about this lens by reading all the reviews. It is made for the serious amateur, maybe not for the pro. I have owned my Canon 20mm for about three years, and have produced clear, sharp, award-winning photos. My interests are landscape contests and stock photos. I don't need to push my lenses like a pro. I use it with a 40D.


Fast and Wide


from Washington DC

This is a very sharp lens. It quickly became my favorite for panoramic shoots and steadycam fly through. It allows for amazing flexibility because of its small size and fast aperture.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


I'm very happy with this lens


from NYC  -  Pro Photographer

I did some test with this lens & it does what they said it will's very sharp,& i got no vignetting whatsoever with my 5Dm3 body.


nice lens


from New Yprk, NY

I purchased this lens used (1 month old )and was a little cautious about it's value.Took some pictures and was very pleased.Having other wide angle Len's to compare with 24-105,24-85 and17-40 I can say this 20mm lens is as good or better tan most of the other lens.I like the build quality and how light it is and it is very sharp.My 5D mark 3 helps with it's lens correction.


Excellent product -- Excellent Service


from Ocala, FL  -  Photo Enthusiast

Exactly perfect for wide angle shots. Used for large area with very little edge distortion. Almost like the human eye.


Great lens and great service


from Pacific Northwest  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Used lens was as described: clean and in great description. The lens is a great one for landscapes and wide angle people/action shots.


Fixed and loving it


from Redwood City, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this lens for the incredible price and with intentions of using it for landscape on a recent trip. I loved the results I got shooting in daylight as well as at night time. While it has a limited range being a fixed lens, I love the challenge and have gotten some pretty incredible shots with it! For the price of this wide-angle lens, it is definitely worth it! I've wanted a wide angle for my canon for a while and other non-fixed lenses are just so pricey and out of my budget! It's a bit heavy but not too bad. Overall, I've had a very good time shooting with it and would purchase again!

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Skip it


from Denver, CO

I've had this lens for several years. The images are soft at all apertures. There's a color cast. There's massive vignetting, though PIC removes it pretty well. You'd be better served to save your money for the 17-40 zoom.


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Jana M  I need a wide angle lens for my daughters Canon Rebel t3. What would be a good one?
KYLE H  This is my primary lens. Perfect for group shots from two to 15 plus. It's fast so you don't always need a flash. And with your camera with multiplier impact ( which I have one similar) it should be perfect. The only drawback is if the user is used to a zoom- the photographer has to move - not the zoom.
Shopper  This Lens is fit to Canon EOS 60D ?
GARY P  Originally; yes it was. Now I've traded up to the 5D Mk II.
Shopper  what canon cameras will this lens fit?
WENDI M  It fits my son's T3i so well he kept it. He loves this lens. It also fit my Canon 60D or D60. Not sure of Canons designation.
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