Canon EF 28mm f/2.8

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8

Lens Summary

Brand: Canon

Also Known As: Canon EF 28mm f/2.8

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Canon EF-S

Release Date: 1987-01-01

MSRP Price: N/A

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: The Canon EF 28 mm f/ 2.8 is an exceptionally compact fast wide-angle lens for Canon EOS film and digital cameras.rnrnThe lens is inexpensive, but rather good in terms of its characteristics.rnrnThe optical scheme includes an aspherical element, which makes it possible to reduce the lens dimensions and greatly minimize spherical aberration.rnrnThanks to a small number of optical elements in the lens construction, transparency increases, and the risk of spurious flare, which affects contrast, is minimized. Besides, a small number of elements make the lens less expensive and thus more affordable for users. However, it is well known that the best of Carl Zeiss and Leica lenses rarely utilize more than 5 or 6 elements in their schemes.rnrnWith a wide angle and a 2.8 lens speed the Canon 28 mm f/2.8 shows good results in poor lighting conditions without a tripod or a flash.rnrnIt is rather sharp at f/2.8. And it is very sharp from f/4 onwards.rnrnIt has a 5-blade aperture. Despite the fact, out-of-focus blurring (bokeh) is rather good. Point light sources are blurred into almost a full disc, and in general, pentagons, characteristic of such lenses, are not clearly pronounced.rnrnA built-in focusing motor is rather noisy. Focusing in poor lighting conditions is often difficult.rnrnThe lens is not well resistant to back and side light. A hood is strongly recommended.rnrnThe Canon EF 28 mm f/2.8 is useful for landscape, architecture, interior and genre photography. It can be used for full-length portraits. It is ideally fit for video shooting on modern SLR cameras. In general, a rule of thumb states that 28 mm is one of the most popular focal lengths. It is very good as a kit lens for APS-C (crop factor) cameras. Equivalent focal length in this case is 45 mm.

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length28mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Canon EF-S
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm SLR
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Image Stabilizer (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Optical Information
Lens Elements5
Lens Groups5
Diaphragm Blades5
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.3m
Filter Information
Filter Size52mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

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