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Jim K

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Re: How about a new 28-135mm?
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2013, 08:25:50 AM »
I got the 28-135 as the kit lens with my 50D and thought of it as a "normal to 200" that went nicely with the 100-400 I bought at the same time. But I lacked a wide angle and had to use my Minolta bridge camera for a while when I had to go wide. Added a 10-22 in six months.

Got a 5D3 a year ago with the 24-105 kit lens. Would rather crop the 105 f/4 down to a 135 f/4 than shoot the 135 f/5.6. And there is no way to "uncrop" the 28 to a 24. Since I now own the 24-105 there is no way I would buy a new 28-135 f/4 L or even a 24-135 f/4 L. don't know how heavy an f/2.8 version of either of them would be but probable more than I would want to carry for what I shoot.
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Re: How about a new 28-135mm?
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2013, 08:25:50 AM »

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Re: How about a new 28-135mm?
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2013, 09:21:10 AM »
'twas the kit lens with my old 40D and I've hardly used it.  The times I have, I realized it was not as horrible as I originally thought, but a great lens it definitely is not and I'm glad I didn't pay full price for the lens alone.  I keep thinking of replacing it with a 24-105 and just haven't done it.  I shudder to think what Canon would charge for a 28-135II.  It's a nice walkabout range, daytime lens, adequate for the task if uninspiring.

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Re: How about a new 28-135mm?
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2013, 08:01:07 PM »
I was happy with the 28-135 on film.  I was happy with the 28-135 on my 20D (matched nicely with 10-22). Hated the 28-135 when I went to a 5D. Replaced it with a 24-105 - huge difference.

See what Canon did when they "updated" the 24-105? Produced a 24-70/4 with less range, similar quality and double the price.  I say leave the 24-105 alone.  Be careful what you ask for when updating the 28-135!

Me, I'd rather have a 17 prime (2.8 preferable, but f4 okay) as the 20/2.8 I had was not great, and there are plenty of reports on the limitations of the 17-40 at 17mm.
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Re: How about a new 28-135mm?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2013, 08:25:30 PM »
I've used the 28-135 on my Eos 3 film camera. When I went digital with the 10D, I did not like the range too much on the wide end and after some sold it in favor of the 17-85. I have no direct comparison vs the 24-105 that I own now. Besides IQ differences, 4 mm on the wide end it quite a lot. F/4 is already quite slow, so 5.6 would not be what I would be looking for. I'm actually considering to switch to the 24-70 2.8, sacrificing some reach to the benefit of IQ and an extra stop of light.

So for me a new 28-135 would thus not be appealing.
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Re: How about a new 28-135mm?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2013, 08:25:30 PM »