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Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM, reviewed by golden1245

 
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Apr 12, 2015 23:54 |  #1

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Hey everyone!

I wrote a review with detailed example photos and some of my experiences with this old Canon goodie on my blog. Feel free to hop over and read it f you're considering this lens!

I'd say it's a hidden gem in Canon's line up. where it's very useable at F2.5 and above. Around F1.8-2.0, I would use this for artistic purposes because even the center is a bit too soft for professional use. Purple fringing is very apparent wide open, but that's the case for most lenses. Overall, it's a good lens that I would NOT purchase new. For it's performance, it's worth it's weight as a used lens if you're paying between $200-270 for. I wouldn't pay the full $450 for this lens. hop over to the site for example photos.

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Oct 06, 2015 00:20 |  #2

This lens works very well as a 'normal' for the Sony A6000 manual focus via Metabones adapter. Autofocus...hmm...life is too short!
The wide 1.8 opening facilitates manual focus even in low light. The less than ideal corner sharpness bothers less with a crop sensor.
A word of warning: This lens is nearly impossible to sell in the case you want to get rid of it.


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Nov 01, 2015 13:35 as a reply to  @ garbidz's post |  #3

I sold it in a heartbeat haha! I agree that it CAN be a hard lens to re-sell, you just have to market it right and blow em away with some images this lens can produce. They'd be sold!


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