Canon EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM review

By Ben Boswell - Wednesday January 02 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Canon EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM lens performance | Canon EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM versus competition | Conclusion

This Canon EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM is a very good lens, if you are looking for a 28mm lens then really this is the only one that stands out. The relatively slow f2.8 maximum aperture is more than compensated for by the image stabilization in terms of suitability for working in low light. From the point of view of depth of field it will be much harder to get a clear differentiation between sharp focused areas and soft out of focus areas, but a 28mm lens is not the obvious choice for this style of photography anyway. On balance, this is a good and well priced lens that should be given serious consideration.