Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Review

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Handling and features

The lens barrel is constructed from tough, shiny black plastic with a gold accent towards the filter ring. It only weighs 310g, so should feel as at home on compact DSLR bodies as it does on the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III used for testing.

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

An Ultrasonic motor powers the autofocus, and focusing is fast as a result. Focusing accuracy can be a little hit and miss, especially at wide apertures, so extra care may need to be taken to ensure the image is properly focused. Manual focus adjustments can be made at any time, whether the lens is set to AF or MF. The focusing ring has a slightly gritty feel to it and it tend to tighten up as it is moved towards either end of the focusing range. This can make applying fine adjustments a little tricky, especially if attempting to focus on something near the lens' closest focusing distance, which is 25cm.

Focusing is performed internally, which means the 58mm filter ring does not rotate. This is ideal for use with graduated and polarising filters.

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

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