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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

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EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

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The World's first 28mm fixed wide-angle lenses to feature optical IS technology. Ideal for landscape and reportage, both lenses offer outstanding flexibility allowing photographers to shoot an even broader range of scenes and subjects – combining fast apertures with IS to enable sharp results when shooting handheld, even in low light conditions.



Offering an advantage of up to 4-stops over lenses without IS, both lenses are ideal for capturing more of the scene thanks to their wider focal lengths. Both feature a wide f/2.8 aperture, allowing photographers to explore shallow depth of field, or to shoot in lower-light conditions. Wide apertures and IS technology also make each lens ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects, while Canon’s advanced IS technology is able to detect intentional panning movement and automatically switch from Normal IS mode to Panning IS mode – helping users to capture movement with greater accuracy.



Silent, high-speed AF performance is provided by the inclusion of a ring-type USM and additional features including optimized AF control. Full-time manual focusing also ensures adjustments can be made even when AF is engaged, while a minimum focusing distance of 0.20m (EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM) and 0.23m (EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM) allows photographers to get even closer to smaller or more detailed subjects.

Chromatic Aberration Charts

Chromatic aberration at 28mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/Canon28mmIS_CA_1344578908.jpg">High-Res</a>

MTF Charts

Resolution at 28mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/Canon28mmIS_MTF_1344578910.jpg">High-Res</a>

Photos of Equipment

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/canon28mmf28ISUSMfrontjpg_1328611594.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM with 24mm | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/canon-lens-ef-24-28mm-28-is-usm-P7305714_1343662987.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/canon-lens-ef-28mm-28-is-usm-P7305721_1343663020.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/canon-lens-ef-28mm-28-is-usm-P7305722_1343663032.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/canon-lens-ef-28mm-28-is-usm-P7305723_1343663042.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/canon-lens-ef-28mm-28-is-usm-P7305724_1343663054.jpg">High-Res</a>
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/canon-lens-ef-28mm-28-is-usm-P7305725_1343663073.jpg">High-Res</a>

Sample Photos

Sharpness is outstanding across the frame, between f/2.8 and f/11 | 1/250 sec | f/7.1 | 28.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/CanonEF28mmIS_091_1344578961.jpg">High-Res</a>
No severe issues with flare were encountered during testing | 1/80 sec | f/7.1 | 28.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/CanonEF28mmIS_092_1344578982.jpg">High-Res</a>
Image stabilisation can help with shooting static subjects at slow shutter speeds | 1/40 sec | f/4.5 | 28.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/CanonEF28mmIS_098_1344579042.jpg">High-Res</a>
Mild barrel distortion is present, but the level is so mild, you'll barely notice it | 1/500 sec | 1/500 sec | f/8.0 | 28.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/CanonEF28mmIS_099_1344579056.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/60 sec | f/8.0 | 28.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/CanonEF28mmIS_096_1344579002.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/80 sec | f/4.0 | 28.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/CanonEF28mmIS_097_1344579016.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/25 sec | f/5.6 | 28.0 mm | ISO 125 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/CanonEF28mmIS_090_1344578929.jpg">High-Res</a>
1/40 sec | f/8.0 | 28.0 mm | ISO 100 | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/EF-28mm-f28-IS-USM-4016/highres/CanonEF28mmIS_100_1344579069.jpg">High-Res</a>

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