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Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM

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Long product name Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM :
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EF 28 mm f1.8 USM
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Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM

The official marketing text of Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM as supplied by the manufacturer
This lens is an EF 28mm 1.8 USM
- Focal length and maximum aperture: 28 mm 1:1.8
- Lens construction: 10 elements in 9 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 75°
- Focus adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
- Closest focusing distance: 0.25m / 0.8ft
- Filter size: 58mm

With the large maximum aperture, excellent background blur is possible even with a fast shutter speed

The large maximum aperture makes excellent background blur possible even with a fast shutter speed.
The aspherical lens element makes the lens compact and corrects spherical aberrations.
The image is sharp even at the edges.
Short summary description Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM:
This short summary of the Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM, Extension Tube EF12 II -0.61 - 0.43, Extension Tube EF25 II - 1.13 - 0.96
Long summary description Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM :

Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM. Magnification: Extension Tube EF12 II -0.61 - 0.43, Extension Tube EF25 II - 1.13 - 0.96

This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Extension Tube EF12 II -0.61 - 0.43, Extension Tube EF25 II - 1.13 - 0.96x
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2016-11-14
Testseek has collected 8 expert reviews for Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM and the average expert rating is 55 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
55%
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Slrgear.com
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2016-11-14
We tested this lens shortly after we shot the Canon 28mm f/2.8, and found a lot of similarity between the two. As you'd expect, the f/1.8 isn't as sharp wide open as the f/2.8 lens is, f/1.8 being so much larger an aperture than f/2.8 is. At f/1.8, this l...
89%
photozone.de
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2016-11-14
The Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM is one of the few affordable large aperture prime lenses in the Canon lineup. We tested it on the smaller APS-C format a couple of times with less than impressive results but let's have a look whether it is really more mean...
The Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM is not a great lens but from a real world perspective it is not all that bad. At large apertures the center is very sharp - and that's probably the priority spot at such settings anyway. However, the border and corner perfo...
63%
pcmag.com
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2016-11-14
The Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM ($509.99 direct) is impressively compact when you consider its wide-angle field of view and fast aperture, but there are some optical compromises that you should be aware of. It is compatible with both APS-C and full-frame Cano...
Compact. Fast aperture. Minimal distortion. Sharp when stopped down a bit.
Not sharp at maximum aperture. Prone to color fringing. No image stabilization. Hood not included...
The EF 28mm f/1.8 USM is a fast wide-angle optic for use with Canon D-SLRs, but it isn't sharp at its maximum aperture and is prone to color fringing...
60%
ephotozine.com
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2016-11-14
This classic wide angle prime from Canon provides a wide angle field of view, fast, silent focusing and a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture. With this lens costing around £380, could it be the perfect budget solution for hand held low light shooting?Canon...
If ever there was a case for updating an old lens design, then this is a pretty strong one. At apertures faster than f/2.8, this lens could be considered unusable, that is unless you're after a hazy, soft focus effect. With the lens stopped down, it can...
50%
dxomark.com
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2016-11-14
This is the third and final installment of a three part series on choosing the most suitable lenses for Canon's entry-point into full frame photography, the EOS 6D camera. The 20-Mpix CMOS sensor used by the EOS 6D is similar in architecture to that in Ca...
40%
dxomark.com
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2016-11-14
This is the first of a three part series on choosing suitable lenses for Canon's entry-level full frame camera, the EOS 6D. The 20-Mpix CMOS' sensor used is similar in architecture to that in Canon's hugely popular full-frame EOS 5D Mk III, a camera that...
40%
dxomark.com
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2016-11-14
In the lead up to Photokina 2012, Canon announced the new Canon EOS 6D full-frame entry-point model within days of Nikon publicizing their most-affordable full-frame camera to date, the 24-Mpix D600. While the EOS 6D boasted some attention grabbing featur...
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