Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

Product summary

Key Features

  • Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 shutter speed stops of correction.
  • Ring USM, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithms for fast auto focusing with a minimal focusing distance of 0.23m.
  • Full-time manual focus for manual adjustment while in AF mode with silent and smooth operation making it suitable for video recording.
  • Aspherical lens elements improve peripheral image quality.
  • Circular diaphragm (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.


The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Len’s features include a wide-angle view, an up to 4 stops of shake correction optical image stabilization, a ring-type Ultra Sonic Motor, an CPU with optimized AF algorithms, aspherical lens elements, a 7-blade circular aperture, and a mimimum focusing distance of 0.75 ft. (0.23m). Canon introduced EF 28mm f/2.8 IS lens along with EF 24mm f/2.8 IS lens. Canon updated this popular and widely used fixed focal length lens, the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM. It is a fixed focal length wide-angle 28mm lens. In this upgrade Canon included Optical Image Stability system, superb image quality and increased AF performance perfect for use in any number of photographic applications including low light photography. Sharp, clear images are easily obtain with an Optical Image Stabilizer that offers up to 4 stops of shake correction. It also has a ring-type USM and advanced CPU with optimized AF algorithms enable faster auto focusing. Aspherical lens elements used to improve image quality on the periphery and lens coatings help reduce ghosting and flare. A 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm delivers beautiful bokeh. This Compact and lightweight lens with outstanding lens performance it’s the perfect lens to go with any EOS DSLR to shoot stills or video. Also check EF 24mm f/2.8 IS.

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Canon EF 28mm f:2.8 IS USM

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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS Specifications

Angle of viewH: 65°, V: 46°, D: 75°
Construction (elements/groups)9/7
No. of diaphragm blades7
Min aperture22
Closest focussing distance (m)0.23
Max magnification (x)0.2
Distance InformationProvided
Image stabilizer4 stops
AF MotorRing USM¹
Filter Size (mm)58
Max. diameter x length (mm)68.4x 51.5
Weight (g)260
Lens CapE-58U
Lens hoodEW-65B
Lens case/pouchLP1014
Magnification Extension Tube EF12 II0.71-0.50
Magnification Extension Tube EF25 II1.30-1.11
Extender CompatiblityNot compatible

Press Release

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2012: Canon Standard Prime Lenses with Optical Image Stabilizer:EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM & EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM. Empowering landscape and wide-angle photographers with improved optical performance, Canon has upgraded both its EF 24mm and EF 28mm lenses with Image Stabilization technology and Ultrasonic Motor-powered auto focus. Both lenses feature Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology providing up to four shutter speed stops of correction. With the Optical Image Stabilizer turned on, photographers can capture sharp wide-angle images in low-light settings reducing the need for a flash or a tripod. New aspherical lens elements improve the peripheral image quality and a seven-blade circular diaphragm delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. The silent and smooth operation of each lens makes them ideal choices for shooting video as well. The EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses each have a minimum focusing distances of 0.20m and 0.23m, respectively.

The EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is expected to be available in June for an approximate retail price of $849.99, while the EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is expected to be available in June for an approximate retail price of $799.99.

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Purchase options

EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM available at Adorama | B&H | Amazon