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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8

The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 is a very compact prime lens, one to which I took an immediate dislike for its cheesy build quality, twitchy manual focus, and herky-jerky noisy autofocus (it does not have Canon’s USM focusing). But for about $259 one cannot expect too much.

Optically, it’s a reasonable performer stopped down to f/8 out to the edges of the frame, but the Canon 28mm f/1.8 felt much more substantial, and focused faster and quietly too.

Build quality.

The 28/2.8 is very small and light, its biggest plus. No lens hood is supplied.

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