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Canon 28 / 1,8 USM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews of Canon 28 / 1,8 USM. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback.

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On average, users rate this product 84/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Canon 28 / 1,8 USM from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon SLR CamerasCanon EF 28mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Apr, 2018

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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Lens


The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Lens is both light in weight and light on your wallet

The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Lens is a decent lens for the price.

Expert review by : Frank Kirchner (

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8


The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 completes the local tests of the classic Canon wideangle fix-focals. The lens was first released in 1987 so it is as old as theEOS system itself.On APS-C DSLRs the field-of-view isequivalent to 45mm so it can almost be...

Nov, 2005

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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 35mm Primes


I bought this lens assuming it would be an upgrade from my EF28-105 and 28-200mm tamron xr.I was wrong, both the ef28-105mm and the 28-200 are sharper at 28mm even when stopped down.Pass on this prime, 5 element construction is not enough, even my...

Small, handles flair well

soft edges, outclassed by ef 28-105mm and ef 22-55mm

Apr, 2013

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Nice lens on a EOS crop sensor


On a EOS crop sensor this lens works out to be a 44mm lens, which is probably why I like it so much. I've used it on a full frame camera too and it distorts on the edges, this is pretty cool too and makes the lens pretty versatile. The glass is nice...

Sep, 2012

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This is my first lens away from T2i kit. It was a GREAT investment, the quality and feel of this lens is solid. The Focus is quick and silent and the focus ring is nothing to complain about. Before you buy, I suggest you do some research on Depth of...

Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images

Oct, 2011

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Great Little Lens


I have a T1i and mostly use the 15-85mm lens. Recently faced with a holiday shopping weekend in Chicago, I knew I wanted to bring my camera, but not carry around a heavy lens all day. I also wanted something that would take great indoor shots,...

Fast auto-focus, Super-sharp images, lightweight

no hood included

Dec, 2010

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Fantastic lens


This is a great little lens - don\'t be fooled by its modest price tag. The colour reproduction and sharpness are very impressive with little abberation and a f2.8 it is fast enough for most applications when using as a walkaround. Surprisingly wide on...

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Lightweight","Sharp Focus","Strong Construction

Aug, 2010

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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 review by Ashley_Pomeroy


There's an odd thing; I have a Canon 24mm f/2.8, which has a terrible blur plot here at SLRGear but performs well on my full-frame Canon 5D MkII when stopped down to f/8. It is sharp in the extreme corners at that aperture and beyond. I also have a...

Small, very cheap, sharp and good walkabout range on APS-C

Ancient design, not great on full-frame, redundant

May, 2010

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Great on APS-C


I bought this lens to replace the kit one, which came with my EOS450D. The difference is noticeable, esecially in focusing speed and low light performance. However the lens suffers from heavy chromatic aberration which is visible at almost any f-stop...

Fast auto-focus, great in low light condition, compact and solid

chromatic aberration, no lens hood as standard equipment

Jan, 2010

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Perfect for my T1i


I bought this lens to use on my T1i instead of the kit lens, it's the only lens I use on it. The images are sharp, I shoot wide open much of the time for people in existing light situations and catching the moment and am very happy with the results....

fast lens, on the t1i it's a 40mm

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

With the large maximum aperture, excellent background blur is 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. Lead-free glass is used.


Color of product:Black

Lens System

Closest Focusing Distance:11.8
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):75
Diagonal angle of view (min):75
Fixed focal length:1.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.3
Image Stabilizer: No
Lens mount interface:Canon EF
Lens structure:5/5
Lens structure (elements/groups):5/5
Lens Type:Wide
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:22
Number of diaphragm blades:5
Viewing angle, horizontal:65
Viewing angle, vertical:46

Other Features



AF actuator:AFD
Auto focus: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Filter size:2.05