Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Specifications and Measurements

SpecificationsCanon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens
  Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens
Year Introduced1995
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups10/9
Angle of View: Diagonal75°
Angle of View: Horizontal65°
Angle of View: Vertical46°
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/1.8-22
Number of Aperture Blades 7
Rounded Aperture?
Manufacturer Specification Weight 10.9 oz  (310g)
Actual Weight 10.8 oz  (305g)
Lens Hood Weight 0.5 oz  (15g)
Tripod Ring Weight
In-Use Weight 11.3 oz  (320g)
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 2.91 x 2.2”  (74 x 56mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 2.92 x 2.49”  (74 x 63.3mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring
Max Length at Full Extension 2.49”  (63.3mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? /
Zoom Extension Length
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N
Focus Extension Length
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.36 x 1.5”  (85.4 x 38mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 3.83 - 3.83”  (97.2 - 97.2mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.48”  (12.1mm)
Filter Size 58mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N
AF Motor Type Ring USM
Full Time Manual Focus Y
Focus Ring Rotation 108°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Window
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 9.84”  (250mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.18x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.61-0.43x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 1.13-0.96x
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N /
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? N / EW-63II Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? N
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N
Extender Compatible? N
Case Included? / Type? N / LP814 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 28mm = 3.34'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 28mm = 1018mm
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