Canon EF 28mm f/2,8 IS USM


Canon EF 28mm f/2,8 IS USM
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Canon EF 28mm f/2,8 IS USM
This is a prime lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2012.
The lens belongs to the category  wide angle prime lenses, a wide angle lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 28 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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Read more about how an image stabilizer works
 
Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 58 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
There is a lens hood that fits the lens (model name "EW-65B") but unfortunately this is something that is not included when purchasing the lens and must be ordered and bought separately, as an accessory.
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Canon EF 28mm f/2,8  (1987)
Canon EF 28mm f/2,8 IS USM (2012) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Has a built-in image stabilizer
Works on all sensor types
Light weight (260 gr)
The lens is the latest among several editions
No lens hood is included
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF 28mm f/2,8 IS USM (See dictionary)
Release date: 2012
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Wide Angle Lenses
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length 28 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  28 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  36 mmon Canon APS-H
  45 mmon Canon APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 9 elements / 7 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, IS
Closest Focusing Distance:23 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 58 mm
Lens Hood:
EW-65B(not included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):68 x 52 mm
Vikt:260 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)799 USD
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
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Text from Canon:"A 21st century update to a popular and widely used fixed focal length lens, the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a fixed focal length wide-angle 28mm lens equipped with Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology, superb image quality and performance perfect for use in any number of photographic applications. Sharp, clear images are easy with an Optical Image Stabilizer that offers up to 4 stops of shake correction while a ring-type USM and advanced CPU with optimized AF algorithms enable faster auto focusing. Aspherical lens elements help improve image quality on the periphery and lens coatings help minimize ghosting and flare. A 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. Compact and lightweight with outstanding lens performance, it´s the perfect lens to go with any EOS DSLR camera whether shooting stills or video."
 
Other (eng):Soft Lens Pouch LP1014
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
fredmiranda.com (reviews by users)
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=433
 
lenstests.com
http://lenstests.com/reviews/canon-ef-28mm-f2.8-is-usm
 
lenstests.de
http://lenstests.de/objektive/canon-ef-28mm-f2.8-is-usm
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-28mm-f-2.8-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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