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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Specifications
Frame Coverage 35mm
Lens Construction (groups) 5
Lens Construction (elements) 5
No. of Diaphragm Blades 5
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.3m (11.8")
Maximum Magnifcation 0.13x
Filter Diameter 52mm
Maximum Diameter x Length 67.4mm x 42.5mm (2.7" x 1.7")
Weight 185g (6.5oz)
The non-rotating front on the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 is a real plus. When you use rotary filters--such as circular polarizer, star, graduated, etc.--you won't have to constantly adjust your fitter after every focus. However, the focus element does extend and retract, at the front of the lens. The front focus element has a 52mm filter thread, the smallest filter diameter you'll ever find on any EF lens.
Canon's other current 28mm prime, the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens, also proved noticeably sharper than the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Lens - even with both lenses wide open. I regard the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens as a better lens in most categories - but the better performance is not lost on the price.
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