|EF||Autofocus lens designed both for Canon full frame and APS-C SLR cameras.|
|USM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon EF 28mm F/1.8 USM||Sep 1995||⊗|
|Canon FDn 28mm F/2||Jun 1979||⊗|
|Canon FD 28mm F/2 S.S.C.||Nov 1975||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||75.4° (35mm full frame)
62.6° (Canon APS-H)
51.8° (Canon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||10 elements in 9 groups, including 1 ASPH|
|Closest focusing distance:||25 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||7|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Canon EF)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø74 x 56 mm|
|Materials:||Plastic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||58 mm|
Design and Features
Suited for indoor or other low-light conditions where F/2.8 wide-angle lenses may impose restrictions on the shutter speed. Aside from the faster speed the lens has the following advantages compared to the Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 (1987):
- USM with FTM (AFD without FTM in case of 28/2.8),
- ASPH element for better correction of aberrations,
- smaller closest focusing distance (0.25m compared to 0.3m).
The lens barrel is compact, of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 58 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor, the autofocus is virtually silent and very fast.
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
The sharpness is very good at the center of the frame already wide open and becomes excellent at subsequent apertures. The edges are mediocre wide open, good at F/2.8 and very good at subsequent apertures. The corners are soft at F/1.8-2.8, good at F/4 and very good at subsequent apertures.
|Camera||Canon EOS 5D mark II||Canon EOS 1Ds mark III|
|Sensor size||36×24 mm||36×24 mm|
|Distortion||-2.04 %||-1.85 %|
|Vignetting at F/1.8||-1.98 EV||-2.14 EV|
Typical Application1) Full to mid-body portraits
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 2 MB|
|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|
Alternatives (AF, 24..32 mm)
|Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM||2008||⊗|
|Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L USM||1997||⊗|
|Canon EF 24mm F/2.8||1988||⊗|
|Canon EF 24mm F/2.8 IS USM||2012||⊗|
|Canon EF 28mm F/2.8||1987||⊗|
|Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM||2012||⊗|
|Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM||2014||⊗|
|Sigma 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM | A||2015||⊗|
|Sigma 24mm F/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro||2000||⊗|
|Sigma 28mm F/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro||2000||⊗|
|Sigma 30mm F/1.4 DC HSM | A||2013||⊗|
|Sigma 30mm F/1.4 EX DC HSM||2005||⊗|