Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

Maximilian

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Post your pics taken with this wonderful compact wide-angle prime.

I just picked up my new EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM. Couldn't belive there wasn't a gallery thread yet after years for this small gem.

Here is one of my first pictures taken with it, 5D3, EF 28/2.8, 1/200, f/11, ISO 400, AF focus set right on the spider web Distance less than 1 m.
Almost no PP. Just DPP lens correction.

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Sporgon

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Good for you ! Unfortunately I don't think there will be many people here who will have much interest in this lens; it's not exotic or expensive enough. which is a shame because as wides go I think it renders rather beautifully - it is not a highly corrected lens, with plenty of CA and from an artistic point of view I find it quite pleasing. It's also very small and light with effective IS.
Here are a few of mine with this lens. 5D2 and 5DS
 

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privatebydesign

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I had one I got in a job lot of gear I bought from another photographer. I used it a little but 28mm just isn't for me, turns out I have a natural affinity for the 35mm f2 IS, not overly exotic or expensive either but a touch narrower and faster than the 28mm.
 

SteveC

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Is there a reason you went with this one over the f/1.8?

Let me rephrase that: What is the reason you went with this one over the f/1.8?
 

Maximilian

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Is there a reason you went with this one over the f/1.8?

Let me rephrase that: What is the reason you went with this one over the f/1.8?
The f/1.8 is an old design with (presumably) old lens cut and coating.
If you compare the IQ at TDP at f/2.8 I supose there is nothing more to say. Especially the details of the spider web would have gone in the corner blur.
But if this is not revealing to you the IS is nice and as I don't plan to use it a lot indoors in low light but more as a small landscape and street lens I don't need higher apertures over IS.
 
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Del Paso

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Is there a reason you went with this one over the f/1.8?

Let me rephrase that: What is the reason you went with this one over the f/1.8?
Yes there is a reason: extremely poor optical performance, especially wide open, while the 2,8 IS is really good!
 
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SteveC

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Yes there is a reason: extremely poor optical performance, especially wide open, while the 2,8 IS is really good!
I guess I need to change sources then; where I looked I saw no indication of a performance difference.

EDIT: TDP looks like a good resource, thank you Maximillian!
 
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