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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

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Review Date: Aug 29, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very sharp, IS very good, lightweight, small
Cons:
Expensive (but worth it for me), no lens hood included. Camera RAW 7.2 / Photoshop CS6 needed for correction profiles.

Bought this lens today, I wanted something lightweight and good in situations where I need to handheld in low light.

Tested on a 5D MKIII, the first copy was perfectly sharp in the bottom corners, but the top corners were 'merely' good (very slight fuzz). The second copy I test was simply perfect, very very sharp all over. The serial number is 90100000001, so maybe this lens got some extra love because it was the first in a production run.

The image is as sharp as a 50mm f1.4. I have some tiny issues correcting Chromatic abberation, but this is because I do not have CS6, so I am missing the correction profiles. I expect CA to be completely removed with the right correction profiles.

Image stabilization works very well on this lens, I managed to get consistent sharp shots with shutter speeds of 1/10 sec (it is a wide lens of course).

I agree that this lens is (severely) overpriced, but for me it is worth it as it offers me very high quality hand held shots in low light.