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Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

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Review Date: Jan 12, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $310.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: f/1.8, USM, compact, cheap, sharp.
Cons:
Some CA at 1.8

Like others, I was hesitant to try this lens due to some poor previous reviews, but maybe the more recent production runs have improved things. I have the 35 f/2.0 as well and this lens is sharper wide open than the 35 at f/2, and I was honestly surprised at how good the wide open contrast is. The biggest drawback with the 35/2.0 is the buzzy AF, loud enough to actually be a distraction at weddings. The USM on this lens is quick, silent and accurate. I will likely now sell the 35. I cannot find anything wrong with this lens.