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Overview

One of Canon's original EF Primes. It was current in the range for over 20 years and still makes for a reasonable lens on a crop body.

Relatively slow autofocus, and tricky to focus manually.

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Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 28mm 1:2.8
Lens Construction 5 elements in 5 groups
Minimum Aperture 22
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.13
Closest Focusing Distance 0.3m
Filter Size 52mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 67.4 x 42.5mm, 185g

Canon EF28mm f/2.8 wide angle lens block diagram

Canon EF28mm f/2.8 wide angle lens mtf chart

A quick guide to MTF charts (which only measure contrast and resolution. Canon's guide to their MTF charts)

Black lines reflect lens performance at widest aperture.
Blue lines show the performance at f/8

Thick lines indicate lens contrast
Thin lines indicate lens resolution

Dashed lines: Lens performance with meridional lines.
Solid lines: Lens performance with sagittal lines

Closer sagittal and meridional chart lines indicate more 'natural' out of focus areas.

Remember that MTF charts are good for comparing similar lenses, so comparing ones from the 14mm f2.8L and 300mm 2.8L won't tell you much at all, whilst comparing the EF14 2.8L with the EF14 2.8L II will show meaningful differences. Note that other manufacturers may have different ways of displaying such information that may or may not match up with the Canon figures.

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Sample images

None available.

Product launch

No information available on the 1987 launch of this lens.

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