In a world first, Canon has introduced the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM - a compact and lightweight wide-angle prime lens offering image stabilisation that gives up to four stops of compensation. Add to that a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and you have a fantastic lens for achieving sharp shots when shooting handheld in low-light conditions. And optimised USM affords high-speed AF and silent operation. Full time manual focus lets you easily make adjustments after autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance of 0.2m broadens your creative compositional options. The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is ideal for travel, documentary/reportage and landscape photography.
Product Code: 1Can28 F/2.8 IS
Light and Very Compact Wide-Angle Prime Lens – The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a very light and highly-compact wide-angle prime lens with a fixed 28mm focal length suitable for landscape, documentary/reportage and travel. For use with Canon 35mm Full Frame DSLR cameras, it has an equivalent focal length of 45mm when mounted on Canon DSLR cameras with an APS-C sensor.
Image Stabilisation – delivers up to four stops of compensation allowing handheld shooting in challenging low-light conditions.
Fast and Quiet USM Drive AF – Small-ring USM drive and high-speed CPU for high-speed AF that provides fast, accurate and near-silent autofocusing.
Large Maximum Aperture – The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM features a large maximum aperture of f/2.8 making it ideal for handheld low-light shooting. The large aperture also allows for beautifully shallow depth-of-field.
7-bladed Circular Aperture – Creates pleasing look to out-of-focus elements of the image, particularly at wide aperture.
Full-time Manual Focus – full-time override of autofocus so you can jump straight into manually focusing without having to switch out of AF mode.
Quiet Operation - Optimized USM and IS control enable near-silent focusing and aperture movement
GMo Aspherical Lens Element – Aberrations caused by lens optics are corrected by using a GMo aspherical lens element, resulting in high image quality.
Optimised Lens Arrangement and Lens Coatings – minimizes ghosting and flare for high contrast images.
Minimum Focus Distance of 0.23m – allows you to get in close to your subject and fill the frame. Provides a greater scope for creative composition.
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)
65°, 46°, 75°
Lens construction (elements/groups)
No. of diaphragm blades
Closest focussing distance (m)
Maximum magnification (x)
Filter diameter (mm)
Max. diameter x length (mm)
Magnification Extension Tube EF12 II
Magnification Extension Tube EF25 II
¹ Full time Manual focus
* specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Front Lens Cap (E-58U) Rear Dust Cap E Instruction Manual