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About Canon 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

This Canon 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Bundle comes with $81.84 worth of free accessories including a ProOptic Digital Essentials 58mm, Adorama Cleaning Kit, ProOptic Universal Lens Cap Tether and a New Leaf PLUS 1yr Lens Warranty and Shipping is free!

A 21st century update to a popular and widely used fixed focal length lens, the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a fixed focal length wide-angle 28mm lens equipped with Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology, superb image quality and performance perfect for use in any number of photographic applications. Sharp, clear images are easy with an Optical Image Stabilizer that offers up to 4 stops of shake correction while a ring-type USM and advanced CPU with optimized AF algorithms enable faster auto focusing. Aspherical lens elements help improve image quality on the periphery and lens coatings help minimize ghosting and flare. A 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. Compact and lightweight with outstanding lens performance, it's the perfect lens to go with any EOS DSLR camera whether shooting stills or video.

The Canon 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography and more.The Canon 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 28mm f/2.8 IS USM: Consistent output, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight and Nice bokeh

Canon 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Features

  • Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 shutter speed stops ofcorrection.
  • Ring USM, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithms for fast autofocusing.
  • Full-time manual focus for manual adjustment while in AF mode.
  • Aspherical lens elements improve peripheral image quality.
  • Circular diaphragm (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Silent and smooth operation makes it suitable for video shooting.
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.23m.
  • Compact design.

Canon 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Specifications

Construction
7 groups /9 elements
Angle of view
75°
Closest Focusing Distance
0.23m / 0.75 ft.
Filter Size
58mm
Dimensions - Diameter x Length
2.69 x 2.02 in. / 68.4 x 51.5mm
Weight
9.2 oz./ 260g
Mfr #
5179B002
SKU
CA2828

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4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing lens

Amazingly sharp, great IS, perfect prime walkaround on an APS-C.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

Perhaps I got a bad copy. I used this on a rebel. On the first shots the middle was fine but the edges were very soft. In comparison with the 18-55mm kit lens set to 28mm, the 28mm f2.8 IS wasn't as sharp at all apertures from f4 on. Chromatic aberations were worse, the right side was particularly soft. I returned the lens. Adorama is great, no hassle returns. I've lost interest in this lens, but will buy from Adorama again.

Reviewed by 17 customers

 
5.0

As sharp as it gets

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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. Distortion is low, especially for this focal length. If you go with this len's 24mm brother, you will gain more CA, more corner softness and more distortion. You just can't beat this lens. Yes it's not as versatile as a zoom (I also have the 15-85 IS USM Canon lens) but man, is this 28mm tack sharp. If you really care about image quality, you can't beat a prime lens, and this 28mm IS USM is the lens to beat.

 
4.0

Nice prime lens

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I purchased this lens for an upcoming trip to Ireland. I wanted a relatively wide angle lens as an alternative to the EF 28-105 L lens I usually use for travel. This lens is very clear, fast (f2.8), has IS, is light, and not a budget breaker. Easy to carry around without fatigue.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It's a good lens if you need it

By

I returned mine. The lens falls into the category of "if you need the focal length, you'll love it." I was using this on a full frame, and found it too wide for normal, too narrow for wide. For the price I just didn't see it getting used all that much. Image quality was great, the IS is solid. It's a great lens, just ask yourself if you need the focal length.

 
5.0

Great addition to my landscape arsenal

By

Great for landscape opps when trail will not allow tripods! IS nearly always gives me gives me 4 stops shuttere advantage when needed due to poor light. Love the lens!

 
4.0

Great Light Lens

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A nice sharp,fast and light prime

 
5.0

Very nice lens, great results!

By

Most of my photography is birds and wildlife, but I also enjoy flowers of all kinds and scenery. My telephoto lens handle the birds and wildlife but not much good for the flowers and scenery. I would have liked another "L" lens but could not afford it. I settled for the EF 28mm f/2.8. I am very pleased with it--sharp pictures and auto-focus works well and with the discount the price was reasonable. Adorama offered additional gift items that certainly added great value (EF 12 II Extension tube, filter kit & cleaning kit). I'm very pleased with the purchase. Although I have much to learn about photography yet, I take over 6000 photos a year and love it. I am unable to share a photo because of snail-speed internet.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing lens

By

Amazingly sharp, great IS, perfect prime walkaround on an APS-C.

 
5.0

Excellent lens

By

I believe this is Canon's smallest and lightest stabilized prime lens. It's very easy to hand-hold, because the IS is consistently good for +3 stops. The sharpness is pretty astounding all the way to the corners even wide open. The images have good, accurate color rendition. There's no warmth and contrast boost like an L lens, though. The bokeh is just a bit busy, but not objectionably so. The autofocus is fast and accurate. This could well be a Canon-shooting photojournalist's favorite lens.

 
5.0

Great all purpose lens for aps-c sensor

By

Used for landscape and some portrait photos. It's a small, sharp lens with IS and has really useful framing on my 50D.

 
5.0

Razor Sharp lens

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I use this for Street scape and candids as well as portraiture and landscape. I mst say, this is a very sharp and contrasty lens and the IS works a treat. I think if Canon had placed weather sealing on this baby, it could easily have worn a RED ring on the barrel worthy of "L" status. Well done, great glass here.

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