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Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM Review (surprisingly complete pancake lens)

RF 28mm F2.8 STM Review

Here is a Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM review by one of the most serious gear reviewers I know.

At a glance:

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

Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM review. In the conclusion he writes:

It’s been a while since I’ve been excited by a new non-L Canon lens, but I really like the Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM. It’s far from a flawless lens, but it is a surprisingly complete one for a pancake lens. This is a lens that doesn’t take up much more room than a front cap for your camera, and yet can produce any number of stunning images.

Pancake lenses are fun because they give you a completely different perspective on your larger cameras. They are discrete and “cute” in a way normal lenses are not. Not everyone loves the 28mm focal length, but I dare you to try out this particular lens and focal length and discover just how useful it can be.

[…] I can get even better images with this lens on the superior Canon EOS R5 sensor, and the RF 28mm F2.8 is easily sharp enough to handle that high resolution point. There haven’t been many lenses on Canon RF to date that quality as a bargain, but this just might be one. At $299 USD, it’s not incredibly cheap, but it is a lot of lens (at least in one sense) for the money!

I recommend you check out the full review at Dustin Abbott’s, because it is worth your time, especially if you are looking forward to purchase this lens. Sample photos shot with this lens are here. For all those who prefer to watch a video review, below you find the full review in video.

Canon Rf 28mm f2.8 STM:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

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