A compact, affordable wide-angle lens that's useful in a host of different situations.
Thanks to its diminutive, lightweight design, the EF 28mm f/2.8 is an ideal all-purpose wide-angle lens for full frame cameras, and a fast, compact standard lens on DSLRs with APS-sized sensors.
Weighing in at just 185g, this is a lens you can take wherever you go. On EOS DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors it makes a great standard lens, offering the same field of view as a 45mm lens on a full frame DSLR.
A large maximum aperture of f/2.8 allows hand-held, flash-free shooting even when light levels get low, and lets photographers control depth of field effectively. A high-precision aspherical lens element minimizes distortion and other aberrations, producing sharp images with high contrast.
An integrated AF motor provides fast autofocusing performance. The lens' electromagnetic diaphragm ensures incredibly accurate control over aperture positioning.
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
|Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)||65°, 46°, 75°|
|Lens construction (elements/groups)||5/5|
|No. of diaphragm blades||5|
|Closest focusing distance (m)||0.3|
|Maximum magnification (x)||0.13|
|Filter diameter (mm)||52|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||67.4 x 42.5|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II||0.56 - 0.43|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II||1.09 - 0.95|