The Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM is a truly small lens, which makes it a fantastic option for any creative who want an affordable lens suitable for multi-hour walks or long trips. Can it pack decent image quality and performance into that tiny footprint? This excellent video review takes a look at what you can expect from it in real-world usage.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this fantastic video review takes a look at the new Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM lens. A pancake lens, the 28mm f/2.8 is only an inch (2.47 cm) long and weighs a mere 4.2 oz (120 g), barely adding any bulk to whatever camera it is attached to. That small size is complemented by a small price ($299), making it all the more appealing. Its other features include:
- 8 elements in 6 groups
- Minimum focusing distance of 9.1 inches
- Maximum magnification of 0.17x
- Customizable control ring
- Gear-type STM motor for smooth autofocus in video
- 7-blade circular aperture for smoother bokeh
Certainly, the f/2.8 aperture is somewhat modest, but it is necessary to create such a portable lens, and with the ISO performance of modern cameras, f/2.8 is a perfectly serviceable maximum aperture. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens.