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The best gernearl purpose EOS lens

  • Jan 13, 2008
The standard lens that accompanies the EOS range is a 18 to 55 mm lens and this really has a limited range. Newcomers will be tempted to buy a larger lens next but this one is the way to go. Yes the ranges overlap, but with the 28-135 mm lens you have all you need when you need it. Capable of landscape to portrait and you will never need to change it. The 28-135 mm will be your primary lens for sure.

On a technical note, this lens is the fastest and most silent lens I have had the pleasure to use.

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review by . September 24, 2009
The Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens with Image Stabilization is a very capable, and more importantly, affordable lens,and is perfect for times when you just want to have one lens on the camera but you also want to have a lot of options with your focal range. While you get the benefits of a slight wide to telephoto range in one handy package, you do lose in light stops as you move through the focal range (the maximum aperture stops down as you move toward the telephoto end of the range). This is where …
review by . December 09, 2005
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I first bought the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens to use with my Canon 10D along with the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM telephoto zoom lens. About three years later I now have a Canon 20D and sold off the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM for a better lens. As for the Canon EF 28-135mm, I still have it and get plenty of use from it.    This is not an L lens, but that is no reason to avoid this lens; no matter what level you shoot at. The construction is sturdy …
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Equipped with an Image Stabilizer and high zoom ratio, the Canon EF 28-135mm standard zoom lens delivers sharp, natural-looking pictures virtually ever time. The lens is particularly handy for places where flashes are prohibited, as it excels in dim lighting without requiring a flash or a tripod. Other features include a ring-type USM for swift, silent autofocusing and full-time manual focusing; a close focusing distance of 20 inches; and a maximum aperture of f/3.5 to 5.6. The lens carries a one-year warranty.

  • Focal length: 28-135mm
  • Maximum aperture: 1:3.5-5.6
  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Diagonal angle of view: 75 to 18 degrees
  • Focus adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 1.6 feet
  • Zoom system: Rotating type
  • Filter size: 72mm
  • Dimensions: 3.1 inches in diameter, 3.8 inches long
  • Weight: 18.9 ounces
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