“Highly portable wide-angle lens with a good price-to-performance ratio. Its light weight of 185g makes it ideal as your standard wide-angle lens. The high-precision aspherical lens minimizes distortion and other aberrations for sharp images with high contrast.”
- Focal length and maximum aperture: 28 mm 1:2.8
- Lens construction: 5 elements in 5 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 75°
- Focus adjustment: Overall linear extension system with AFD
- Closest focusing distance: 0.3m / 1ft
- Filter size: 52mm
(information taken from the Canon website)
Pick up this lens second hand for well under half its recommended price and it has proved to be a great bargin! The images are sharp and it the focus is pretty quick, but the main benfit it the aperture and weight – great for on the move low light stooting.
The wide angle lense and light weight makes it great for landscapes, and the wide aperture lends itself to night time cityscapes as well.