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To meet user demands for a fast EF-S zoom lens, Canon has specially designed a lens with a large aperture of f/2.8 for select Canon Digital SLR cameras. The large circular aperture produces a shallow depth-of-field, creating background blur that draws attention to the photographic subject.
The lens construction includes UD and aspherical elements, which deliver impressive image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Image Stabilizer lens groups shift to compensate for camera movement so that the image appears steady on the image plane, ensuring clear, crisp images, even in dim light.
With a Ring-type USM, inner focusing and innovative AF algorithms, this lens achieves autofocus quickly and quietly, and with full-time mechanical manual focusing, manually adjusting the focus is possible even in AF mode.
let's not discuss the cost, this was a lot of money to spend but the range it gives me, coupled with the large aperture and quality really does produce some fantastic pictures on... Read morePublished 1 month ago by stu
Bought this lens as an upgrade from the kit one and I have to say it's just amazing. I love the DOF and the sharpness it can give. Read morePublished 1 month ago by anclaire
This lens is rather excellent. Very sharp even at 2.8 toward the center, but not that sharp for closer objects at 2.8. Read morePublished 3 months ago by matthew hards
Great sharpness and colour reproduction. High quality lens, very little lens distortion even at the extremes of the zoom range. Little to no colour fringing. Beautiful bokeh. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gsp
This lens came out of the box and went onto my D600 as I wanted to upgrade from the kit lens of 18-55mm. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
First thing to consider: are you going full frame or staying w/ APS-c sensor?
If you staying APS-C, that's fine.
Lenses are great to shoot w/ low light. Read more
A fantastic quality lens.
I started with the standard 18-55mm lens. I wasn't initially sure how much difference this would make, but I really wanted the faster 2.8f. Read more