Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

Model #5179B002

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Canon 5179b002 1
Canon 5179b002 1
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Specifications

Physical

Weight 9.2 oz (261 g)
Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 2.69 x 2.02" (6.83 x 5.13 cm)
Filter thread Front: 58 mm

Performance

Focal length 28 mm
Camera mount type Canon EF
Minimum focus distance 9" (22.86 cm)
Angle of view 75°
Groups/elements 7/9
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Format compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Diaphragm blades 7

Features

Image stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod collar No
Expert Reviews
The digital picture.34755376
3 October 2012

The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens delivers fast and accurate AF, very good image quality and image stabilization in a light, compact and moderately-priced package. This statement may sound familiar, and if you read the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review , the rest of this review is also going...

Photodo.33034400
18 September 2012

Handling and features This new wide angle prime lens from Canon sports a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, image stabilisation and an ultrasonic focus motor. This lens is currently costs around £700. Does the performance of this lens match up to the price? Here we will take a look.

Imaging resource.34355410
17 September 2012

Canon makes an innovative decision to include image stabilization in its wide-angle prime lenses; the lens performs well, perhaps not quite as well as the lens it is replacing (at least in terms of sharpness) but the image stabilization will be welcomed by landscape shooters and videographers alike.

Lenstip com.34355424
25 October 2012

The list of pros and cons of the Canon 2.8/28 is exactly the same as in the case of the Canon 2.8/24 IS, tested here not so long ago. However our summary of this one is going to be even more critical.

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    compact and solid casing,, excellent image quality in the frame centre,, good image quality on the edge of APS-C sensor,, well-corrected chromatic aberration,, slight spherical aberration,, moderate distortion,, low coma on APS-C,, negligible astigmatism,, very good work against bright light,, very...

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    weak image quality on the edge of full frame at the maximum relative aperture,, huge vignetting on full frame,, high coma in the corners of full frame detector,, modest accessory kit.

Ephotozine.34750887
10 August 2012
8.6/10

Although this lens isn't cheap, especially for a prime lens sporting a maximum aperture of f/2.8, it does deliver excellent sharpness, low CA and distortion. Although these attributes are probably worth the price, you'd still be forgiven for expecting this lens to be more keenly priced.

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    Good build quality, Lightweight, Image Stabilisation, Outstanding sharpness, Focuses close

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    Expensive, Falloff at maximum aperture

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
23 February 2016
10/10

I love this lens, especially for the money. I'm an intermediate level, and now have several L lenses in my pack. Don't be deterred this is not an L series. It's a steal piece of glass at this price point. It's quiet, IS is very effective, AF fairly quick.

Imaging resource.34355410
6 June 2015
9.0/10

Unlike Nikon, Canon decided not to drastically change the optical design of their budget prime lenses (24mm, 28mm, 50mm). This resulted in a series of lightweight and compact lenses with a classic feel. Personally, I think these primes have just the right size and shouldn't be any bigger.

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    Sharp, compact, lightweight, stabilization, build quality

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    Somewhat expensive

Canon.33575661
1 September 2016
10/10

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM - For the past 20 years I have been using the Canon EF 28-105 as my primary moderate wide angle lens. While this zoom is a great lens I was in need of something a little faster.

Amazon.32817384
24 March 2017
10/10

One can say that a 28mm lens is too narrow, especially for a APS-C camera but I love it.

Buydig.33956271
6 January 2015
10/10

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    Very god pictures

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    a little pricey

B h photo.32817553
16 May 2017
10/10

I'm very pleasantly surprised with this lens. Produces beautiful colors, crisp images and a shallow DOF I would expect from a faster lens. I wanted this lens for street shooting and I'm very happy I went with this one. I'm using this on my 5D Mk2 and so far am very happy with it.

B h photo.32817553
30 March 2017
10/10

Works great for landscape photo.

B h photo.32817553
20 February 2017
10/10

I bought this lens to use with a Sony a7R II and a Canon 5D Mark III. It works great for both cameras! It's especially nice to use with the Sony mirrorless on a gimbal.

B h photo.32817553
3 December 2016
10/10

I have had this lens about a year. It is very light, yet produces clear, crisp images. I use on both my 5D III and on 7D II where it functions as a normal lens. The f/2.8 + IS makes it great for low light situations. It's great for street photography, also for landscapes.

Amazon.32817384
19 July 2016
2.0/10

This lens has some serious sharpness problems.

Product Highlights
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Fast Autofocusing
  • Manual Focus Available Full-Time
  • Improved Peripheral Image Quality.
  • 7 Diaphragm Blades for Beautiful Bokeh
  • Silent, Smooth Operation Ideal for Video
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 9"
8.6/10
Average Expert Score
9.2/10
Average User Score
In The Box
  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
  • E-58 II 58mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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