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Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

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Review Date: Aug 28, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $260.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Fast focusing USM, large aperture, good IQ
Cons:
None at least now.

After reading all the bad reports on this lens I had the opportunity to pick one up at a good price so I decided to give it ago. The first day I recieved it I went in my backyard and took 4 comparison shots using my 24-105L as a standard shooting both at F 7.1. I must have a defective 28 1.8 because the 28 is very clearly sharper than the 24-105L at 7.1 edge to edge on a 1.6 crop camera. I viewed both shots at the same time 100% crop on a 21 inch monitor. So far I am impressed with the 28 1.8 and unfortunately less impressed with my 24-105L. I'm sure it's not as good at more open apertures but no lens is, but the fact that it is so good at 7.1 satisfies me. It is way better than my 24-105L at F 1.8.