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Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« on: January 18, 2011, 07:38:47 PM »
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

I wouldn't pay full price for one, but I got it for $200.  It was a steal at that price.

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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 07:40:16 PM »
A few more of my favorites from this lens.

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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 10:49:09 PM »
A person who understands their equipment, like you, can capture great images.  The photographer is at least 90% of the equation.

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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 04:48:47 AM »
Our family took a trip to the park, and we brought along the 7D with this lens.  One day, I will have my follow focus, but the focus in a few places was pretty tight.  Watch it in 1080p if you can.  The slowed footage was originally 720p (60fps), so it isn't as sharp.

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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 04:39:54 AM »
had a shoot for a class i had 2 years ago.
shot from my xsi.








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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 05:23:11 AM »
Some beutifull pics there guys, but have to say I have had very poor results with this lens and a fiend of mine has 2 of them and he only has kept them for backup for his 24-105. I know that its hit and miss sometimes with lens copies, but I found the autofocus in them to be so unreliable and when I use it on my 5D mark2, it isn't a winning combination for Modern Wedding Photography. I now use the 24-105 which isn't brilliant but its much better. The reason why im giving my 2cents about this is that I think Canon should have replaced this lens a long time ago, such lens's like the efs17-85 and the 15-85 which would be comparable are much better performers in my opinion. I just think Canon should address this because if they brought out a 28-135 mk2 I would most definatelly buy it. What do you guys think?
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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 09:49:16 AM »
i would be interested in a MK2 as well, sinec 24-105L is too much $ for me.

i used to have this lens, i find it acceptable only from F8 and above, any wide open from this variable lens didn't satisfy me.  But the range is so good, better than the 24-105L

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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 03:28:50 PM »
I just think Canon should address this because if they brought out a 28-135 mk2 I would most definatelly buy it. What do you guys think?

I really don't see them updating this lens.  It's Canon's only current FF-compatible non-L general purpose zoom lens, and 28mm is not wide enough as a general purpose zoom for a 1.6x crop body.  If you have a FF body, Canon wants you to buy an L-series zoom for it (e.g. the 24-105mm f/4L IS 'kit lens' for the 5DII), and if you have a 1.6x crop body, Canon makes EF-S lenses for you.  The 28-135mm was a good kit lens when it was designed - but that was back in the day when FF was the norm (i.e. film).  In effect it was replaced by the EF-S 17-85mm (27-136mm FF-equivalent with a variable aperture), and that lens was recently 'updated' (replaced, in fact, by the EF-S 15-85mm).

The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of bodies that Canon sells are APS-C format, and there's a substantial price gap between APS-C bodies and bodies with larger sensors.  If you're in the majority you buy EF-S lenses at shorter focal lengths (and often EF or L lenses in the telephoto range, since EF-S lenses don't really offer much benefit there).  If you can afford a FF body, you can probably afford L lenses (or so Canon seems to believe).  That's why we're seeing only EF-S and L-series lenses being updated/released, and no recent EF non-L lenses. 
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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 12:28:22 PM »
A few of my favorites with this lens...

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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2011, 02:16:13 PM »
I'm thinking about getting mine replaced by the 24-105.
As MK5GTI stated I also had acceptable results only from F8 and above. I won't say it's a bad lens, especially when you think of its price. But when it comes to low light situations the IS helps but it can't do magic.
Still hesitating a little as the 24-70 would be another option, too. It's 2.8 but no IS. The 24-105 has IS but is 4.0.  :-\
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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 04:17:48 AM »
Got this lens because it was cheap and i wanted IS to try some filming with my new 5DII that i spent all my money on  :P
Gotten some nice pictures, but its not the most stable on focus in my opinion.


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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 05:21:48 AM »
dont mind all the sensor dust  :-[
taken with a 1D original and 28-135
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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2013, 01:59:09 PM »
a great lens
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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2013, 09:16:42 PM »
Here are 2 shots from this lens. I really like my copy but I dont use it anymore since I picked up the 24-105.
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Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2013, 01:42:34 AM »
I recently found one of these in a closet on a Rebel 2000.
Well had to clean the focus ring as the rubber had become all molten, and it works fine, but I agree with others here, not quite the keeper lens, although I can't complain for it being free  :P

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