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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
« on: July 11, 2013, 05:37:23 PM »
This lens gets no love but that’s ok, because I’m IN LOVE with it.

Here are two shots from a climbing trip to Canada last week.

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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
« on: July 11, 2013, 05:37:23 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 05:48:03 PM »
Great images, thanks for posting

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Re: Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 01:05:04 AM »
Intrigued because it has IS for such a relatively wide focal length, and I picked up a new copy when it was on sale for $350.  The IS can be useful, but I find it more useful at longer focal lengths.  About twice the size as the shorty forty

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Re: Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 07:52:23 AM »
Still no love for this lens on CR ! I bought this one used a couple of years ago when it failed to sell on e bay, and didn't think that much of it at the time. However its qualities have grown on me, and it is actually a very fine lens with exceptionally good "drawing" for such a wide one with aspherical elements when used at full aperture. This makes it a really good 45mm field of view lens on crop. In fact I'm liking it so much now I have bought its bigger brother the 35mm f/2 IS, which is even better, and doesn't suffer fro the chronic field curvature that the 40mm pancake suffers from, especially at infinity and f/5.6. Ever read a review that refers to the 40's bad FC ? There is only one review on the web that I can find that refers to it.

Not sure I'd have paid the original £800 new asking price, but to be fair it does behave like an £800 lens !

Shot on 5DII @ f/2.8, 1/500th ISO 100..

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Re: Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017, 08:49:47 AM »
Still no love for this lens on CR ! I bought this one used a couple of years ago when it failed to sell on e bay, and didn't think that much of it at the time. However its qualities have grown on me, and it is actually a very fine lens with exceptionally good "drawing" for such a wide one with aspherical elements when used at full aperture. This makes it a really good 45mm field of view lens on crop. In fact I'm liking it so much now I have bought its bigger brother the 35mm f/2 IS, which is even better, and doesn't suffer fro the chronic field curvature that the 40mm pancake suffers from, especially at infinity and f/5.6. Ever read a review that refers to the 40's bad FC ? There is only one review on the web that I can find that refers to it.

Not sure I'd have paid the original £800 new asking price, but to be fair it does behave like an £800 lens !

Shot on 5DII @ f/2.8, 1/500th ISO 100..

I absolutely agree with you and your love for the 28 f2.8 IS. It's images looks great. I disagree with on one thing though, I don't think the 35 f2 IS is better.

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Re: Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2017, 11:47:19 AM »
Still no love for this lens on CR ! I bought this one used a couple of years ago when it failed to sell on e bay, and didn't think that much of it at the time. However its qualities have grown on me, and it is actually a very fine lens with exceptionally good "drawing" for such a wide one with aspherical elements when used at full aperture. This makes it a really good 45mm field of view lens on crop. In fact I'm liking it so much now I have bought its bigger brother the 35mm f/2 IS, which is even better, and doesn't suffer fro the chronic field curvature that the 40mm pancake suffers from, especially at infinity and f/5.6. Ever read a review that refers to the 40's bad FC ? There is only one review on the web that I can find that refers to it.

Not sure I'd have paid the original £800 new asking price, but to be fair it does behave like an £800 lens !

Shot on 5DII @ f/2.8, 1/500th ISO 100..

I absolutely agree with you and your love for the 28 f2.8 IS. It's images looks great. I disagree with on one thing though, I don't think the 35 f2 IS is better.

I think the 35 is better on FF but probably just because I find the focal length much more useable. On crop I could agree with you.

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Re: Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2017, 11:47:19 AM »