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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 :
The short editorial description of Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM

EF 28 mm f1.8 USM

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.
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Canon EF 28 mm f1.8 USM, Extension Tube EF12 II -0.61 - 0.43, Extension Tube EF25 II - 1.13 - 0.96
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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 - 0.96
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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...
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...
Bottom line 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...
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...
Good Compact. Fast aperture. Minimal distortion. Sharp when stopped down a bit.
Bad Not sharp at maximum aperture. Prone to color fringing. No image stabilization. Hood not included...
Bottom line 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...
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...
Bottom line 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...
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...
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...
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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