The Canon EF 28 mm f/ 2.8 IS USM
Angle of view: 75° / 65° / 46° (FF)
Equivalent focal length 45 mm on APS-C
Diameter 68.4 mm
Max. magnification 0.20
Magnification with Extension tube EF12 II 0.71-0.50
Magnification with Extension tube EF25 II 1.30-1.11
Incompatibility with extenders
Super Spectra coating
An American website prices the lens at $ 800.
The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a compact inexpensive wide-angle full format prime lens which was first equipped with a 4-stop optical image stabilizer.
The Canon EF 28 mm f/ 2.8 IS USM is ideally fit for landscape and candid photography; it delivers exceptional flexibility and allows you to choose even wider range of scenes and subjects for shooting; the 4-stop image stabilizer coupled with a large aperture ratio yields accurate results when shooting handheld even in low-light-level conditions.
The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM has had an optical scheme fully redesigned to improve image quality and reduce the needs of postproduction editing. The optical scheme utilizes moulded aspherical elements for correction aberrations. The optimized Super Spectra coating is used for minimizing glare and halation.
Large apertures ratio make each lens perfectly fit for shooting fast moving subjects, while Canon advanced technologies are able to detect intentional panning movement and switch from the Normal IS mode to the Panning IS mode, enabling the user to capture movements with high accuracy.
The ring USM and optimized AF control provide silent and high-performance autofocusing. FTM can make corrections even during autofocusing operations, and even at a 0.23 m minimum focusing distance it enables photographers to make subjects look bigger in pictures.
Outwardly, the lens can boast the resemblance with the Canon professional L-series - similar fit and finish of the body and similar focus ring design. The lens is equipped with a distance scale, which may be useful for landscape photography. A compact design makes the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM an unobtrusive part of any photo kit.
Posted by: dv Date of publication: 10.02.2012