Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Review

February 4, 2019 | Mark Goldstein |

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Sharpness at 28mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM lens was attached to a Canon EOS R body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Self-timer mode was activated. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frameThe full frame at 28mm

Center and edge sharpness are both excellent wide open at f/2 and outstanding between f/2.8 and f/11. At f/16 and f/22 sharpness across the frame is beginning to drop-off a little due to diffraction, but is still commendably high.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
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f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
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