Canon RF 28mm f2.8 STM Lens

CanonSKU: 4549292219487

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Product Description

  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Classic Wide-Angle Prime
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • AF/MF Control Switch
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Capability
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM Overview

Compact, lightweight, and close-focusing, the Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM is an exceptionally lightweight and affordable pancake-style lens for full-frame cameras. This classic wide-angle lens is excellent for travel, street photography, and video and is a great entry point for full frame RF-mount cameras. An ideal lens for every day, walkaround shooting, this 28mm f/2.8 is characterized by its bright design for available light shooting and apt depth of field control.

Lightweight and affordable pancake wide-angle prime lens is designed for use with full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless digital cameras
Everyday 28mm coverage for stills and video with full-frame cameras with an equivalent to approx. 45mm coverage when used on cameras with APS-C size image sensors
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working available lighting conditions, helps control depth of field, and contributes to the sleek form factor
Three aspherical elements help control distortion and promote a high degree of sharpness. Super Spectra Coating minimizes flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions
STM stepping motor offers fast, quiet, smooth, and accurate autofocus performance that is ideal for video recording as well as still shooting
Minimum focusing distance of 9.1", along with a maximum magnification of 0.17x, makes this a unique option for close-up shooting while retaining great depth of field
Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation
Seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality
Separately available EW-55 threaded lens hood

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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