Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens


Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens

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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Canon 28mm f/1.8 Overview

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Delivering a comfortable wide-angle field of view, the EF 28mm f/1.8 USM from Canon balances a versatile perspective with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for controlling depth of field and working in low-light conditions. Complementing the fast and wide design, the optical design incorporates one aspherical element to help control distortion and reduce spherical aberrations in order to achieve greater sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to minimize surface reflection, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast when working in strong lighting. Additionally, this lens sports a ring-type USM for quick and quiet autofocus performance and full-time manual focus override.

Wide-angle prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 44.8mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light and affords control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
One aspherical element limits distortion and spherical aberration in order to realize greater sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.

Canon 28mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length 28mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 75°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 25 cm
Magnification 0.18x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5.5
Optical Design 10 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 2.90 x 2.19" / 73.6 x 55.6 mm
Weight 10.93 oz / 310 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.488 x 4.488 x 4.409"

Canon 28mm f/1.8 Reviews

EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 490.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens I love it. To be objective I have to say that my only point of comparison is my kit Canon 18-135. The difference in sharpness is noticeable and the wider aperture is with no doubt a new world of possibilities for me. The pictures below are about 30% crop from original, no post processing. All on a tripod, ISO 200, the rest of the info is on the name of the each pic. Before purchasing I read that f1.8 was not usable due to extreme softness. You can judge for yourself with these images. although you can tell there is softness I'll take that kind of softness over high ISO any day. For mundane amateurs like myself this softness is more than ok.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You Can't Go Wrong. This is truly a great piece of engineering. I bought this lens with a wide-angle in mind, since I have a cropped sensor camera (T3i). The quality is great and the camera is perfect for street photography. I would personally refrain from using it for portraits... I use my 50mm for that. But that's personal choice! All in all, I'd say you cannot go wrong with this lens. The images are sharp, the focus is smooth. The only thing I could see people complaining about is the fact that it has a plastic body, which may make it feel a little cheap. But that is soon forgotten once your camera is turned on!
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lens! Just What I Needed So I've shot a few things using this lens since I first purchases it, and so far so good. I'm using a cropped body DSLR at the moment, so what I like about this lens is that I can use it when/if I upgrade to a Full Body model. It's a semi-weighty lens for it's size, but I think it's definitely more durable than that the lenses that are just made of plastic. The bokeh with this lens is great. What I enjoy about it is the low f-stop so I can shoot video in low light settings. Because this is a wider lens, I can get less bokeh than say a 50mm with the same f-stop of 1.8, which requires less drastic focusing.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent Lens on a 5Dii I have been very impressed with this lens. I bought it to take some wide shots on a recent trip to Europe. It performed great. I love the images this lens produces on a full frame camera. I have found this lens to be great for shooting video too since it is light weight and wide. I haven't found any problems with distortion and the image quality is very good. At larger apertures the images are not as sharp as when the lens is stopped down, but it is not noticeable unless I look very close. I can't compare it to any of the wide L lenses because I haven't used them, but I can't imagine them being that much better than this lens.
Date published: 2009-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way to go prime! This has to be one of the best lens Canon has made in this price range, almost L quality. If you have two full-size sensor bodies, another excellent lens to have is Canon EF 85mm f/1.8. Both of them are fantastic lenses. Light weight but comparable to L lenses to the naked eyes, unless you are going to dissect pixels. Don't forget to get a decent hood, but forget about protective filter. You will get much better result without one. This will certainly give you better result than most of your zoom lenses, even if it's L type zoom, plus, it's almost impossible that you could get a zoom that will allow f/2. Way to go
Date published: 2011-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Quality Lens For a Fair Price I found myself in need of a fast, normal focal length lens to compliment my zoom lenses. This one fit the bill. It has great image quality and focuses very quickly on my 7d. The build quality is very good and it feels right on the 7d. I compared it with the Sigma 30mm f1.4. I went with the canon and don't regret it. It is a great walk around lens especially for a guy like me that came from a prime lens, limited flash world. The zooms are nice but you trade off aperture and image quality for convenience. In many situations you can't beat a prime lens. It also give very nice back ground blur.
Date published: 2012-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Lens I have a T1i and mostly use the 15-85mm lens. Recently faced with a holiday shopping weekend in Chicago, I knew I wanted to bring my camera, but not carry around a heavy lens all day. I also wanted something that would take great indoor shots, restaurants and bars, as well as wide enough for street shots. After much reserach, I selected this lens due to the f/1.8 and width of lens. The first shots I took were like "oh wow", the larger aperture that noticable. My weekend trip produced some wonderful pictures, and it handled all situations. It is now my indoor lens, while the 15-85 my outdoor lens. This lens has beautiful color and contrast, is very sharp and fast. I did outdoor night shots at 1/30 handheld and the shots are very sharp. I have not noticed much CA at all, only a shot or two, and it was only visible when enlarging the image to look for it. I am very pleased with this lens.
Date published: 2010-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still a solid choice on crop body I have owned this lens for almost three years and have used it on a 40d, 60d and a 7d. I love the speed and accuracy of the USM focus system and appreciate the solid build quality and feel of this lens in hand. Of late, I have used this lens quite a lot on my older 40d body where having such a wide aperture lets me compensate for a relatively low maximum ISO speed. Under certain conditions it can sometimes produce some CA against a bright sky, but overall, I am very happy with the output from this lens and would buy it again without hesitation. Makes a great standard lens on a crop body.
Date published: 2016-09-13
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