Canon 28mm f/2.8 EF Review Round-Up


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The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 may not be the most attractive lens on the market but it is still interesting nonetheless. It is very affordable in combination with a pretty impressive optical performance (except CAs) and quite decent mechanics. However, it faces pretty stiff competition from the Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM which is a little better in the center but worse at the borders. The Canon is much cheaper though. READ FULL REVIEW

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The Canon 28mm f/2.8 illustrates delivers excellent sharpness wide open and lower distortion than all but the most expensive zooms. On a sub-frame DSLR like the Canon EOS-20D, it’s impressive sharp even wide open, and only gets sharper as you stop it down, finally softening slightly from diffraction limiting as you progress past f/8. Light falloff is impressively low for a moderate wide-angle lens, at only 1/3 EV wide open, dropping to just over 1/10 EV from f/4 on. The only significant limitation we found with it was that its chromatic aberration on the 20D was higher than average, particularly at smaller apertures. Mechanically, you can tell that this isn’t a thousand-dollar “L” model, as it has the somewhat plasticky feel of most inexpensive lenses. It worked very well though, and there’s no arguing with the results. (We do wish there were a bit less CA though.) READ FULL REVIEW

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