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Canon EF 28 mm f/2.8

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 28 mm f/2.8
Lens style Wide angle
Focal length 28 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 75.4 o
Closest focusing distance 0.3 m
Maximum magnification 1:7.69
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 5
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 5 elements / 5 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 67.4 x 42.5 mm
Weight 185 g
Additional information Marketed April 1987
Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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4.33 Good
Owners reviews (2)
  1. Effivesix
    Effivesix 7 May 2015, 09:13
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    IP 86.132.x.x
    Owner since: 8 years
    Price: £85
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not the toughest construction; slightly noisy in operation but not a real issue; edge sharpness can be soft, as expected from design. Prices rising as more find its merits.

    Pros: Full marks for optical quality with centre sharpness; easy to handle; colour rendition and contrast provide striking results to satisfy the discerning.

    Summary: Excellent stable mate with original EF 50mm F1.8 Mk1 for prime quality results at a sensible price. Ideal for street work or travel needs - light and compact. A 'keeper' lens worth every penny.

  2. zhjiln
    zhjiln 3 November 2010, 06:59
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    IP 67.181.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: $200
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: plastic construction, severe chromatic aberration, color fringing corner to corner sharpness is weak (improves by f5.6) noisy AF motor focus ring feels flimsy.

    Pros: Great center sharpness at all apertures, good contrast and color reproduction, no flare issues, fast autofocus, has distance scale, focus ring (unlike 50mm f1.8) affordable price

    Summary: this is a great prime lens to go with the 50mm f1.8

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