Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
About this product
|Compact and lightweight, the Canon EF USM F/3.5 lens is designed for digital cameras to capture bright panoramic photos. The focal length of this Canon IS lens automatically adjusts between 28 mm and 135 mm to shoot magnified images of an object at a minimum focusing distance of 0.5 m. With an aperture range of f/3.5 - 5.6, the Canon EF USM F/3.5 allows you to capture bright outdoor photos. The 18 to 75-degree angle coverage of this 28 mm lens facilitates standard format pictures. The Image stabilization feature helps to capture sharp images using the 28 mm lens even when there are jerks. With a construction of 16 elements in 12 groups, this Canon IS lens provides superior quality images. The 72 mm filter protects the Canon EF USM F/3.5 from dust and graze.|
|Type||Image Stabilization, Standard|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||28-135mm|
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- gnhntn1967Sep 18, 2006by
Probably The Best Walk Around Lens There IS
I recently purchased this lens, and have absolutely no regrets about it. This lens focuses extremely fast, and is super quiet. The photos come out awesome in both sharpness and color. I could not be happier. Haveing no L lenses I can't compre it to them, but I find it hard to believe that they would be that much better then this one as far as quality of the photos are concerned. I have tried it in all lighting situations, and yes the IS system really does help in low light situations. The range of this lens covers most shooting areas (28-135mm)that anyone will encouter, especially with the 1.6 crop factor taken into consideration on the Rebels and 10/20/30Ds (makes it a 45-216mm). So this is a great walk around lens, and has become the one that stays on my camera now probably 95% of the time.
I have removed two of my other lenses from my camera bag since purchasing this one, one of which is the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, which is an awesome lens in itself.
This is one superb lens that I would highly recommend to anyone using a camera made by Canon that utilizes the Ef lens mount. The only other Canon lens compariable is the 24-105 "L", but for less then half the price you can get this one. So for those on a budget, like myself, that doesn't include the "L" glass, then this is definately a must have lens for your camera bag.
1. IS System (awesome for low light)
2. USM (super fast and accurate focusing)
3. Quality of photos (always a must)
4. Could list multiple more reasons to have this lens, but will stop here.
Haven't found any as of yet, and at this point I don't think I will.Read full review
- mjhutchinsonApr 21, 2006by
My favorite walk around lens
I picked this lens up with my initial camera purchase as it fit my favorite shooting range. It has quickly become one of my favorite walk around lenses and coupled with IS you can’t go wrong. I find this to be the ideal lens for my outdoors, family events and vacations. It was perfectly suited for a recent trip to Disney and almost exclusively used. I was perfect for capturing all the daily events and with IS still being able to hand hold the camera and capture night time shows, fireworks, and indoor 'Character Meals' with almost all the pictures coming out sharp and clear (wish I could attach samples to show just how sharp).
Image quality produced of both color and sharpness are really very good with this particular lens. It is very close to the infamous L-Series glass falling only slightly shorter on color saturation/tonal depth, but still creating very accurate renditions. I have found sharpness only starts to have a noticeable difference at about 300% magnification when I compared similar shots taken with an L at the same focal distance. And I know, build quality doesn't equal L, but it is much better than most other non-L lenses. With USM, it is also very quiet with autofocus being fairly quick.
I have been very happy with this lens any time I have used it and for the price I would recommend it to anyone looking at it. I had seen a suggestion to the 17-85mm IS for true non-crop range. Personally I found the 17-85 lens to have too much barrel distortion for me to live with which is why I ruled it out quickly.
If I had any complaints one would be that there is an extremely minute amount of stiffness in the zoom ring, so that it almost feels as though it might stick …but it doesn’t. The other would be that I wished it started at 24mm end or slightly lower, but then that would make it compete too much with Canon’s 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM at more than half the price.
I gave this an excellent rating, because it would take a lens more than twice the price to give you better. And for non-pro situations many people don't need that level of build quality and overly clear sharpness (you won't see it in a 4X6 or 5X7 print).Read full review
- fyimoSep 13, 2006by
Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS Lens
I use this lens as my walk around lens on a Canon 20D. The Image Stabilization works great and adds at least a stop in low light for hand held pictures. This lens is well built with USM for fast auto focus. The images I get with this lens match up optically to the L lens I use and that is why it is on my camera more then the rest. My L lens are used for wildlife and scenic photography and this is used for my people shots, close up's of flowers, and walking around. This lens lets you focus up close and you have almost a macro lens when used at 135mm.
If you are on a limited budget this lens is a best buy and the most value for your money. I've sold as many images taken with this lens as the L series lens in my bag.
Lens Kit owned
Canon EF 300mm f4 IS L lens
Canon EF 400mm f5.6 L lens
Canon EF 17-40mm f4 L lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L Lens
Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro
Canon EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS lens
The 28-135mm IS lens is light and very easy to carry and to use to get great images. The image quality in terms of looking at images taken on a photo shoot when compared to the L lens in my bag is similar enough to not be noticeable. The lens has a different use then most of the lens I use but it works well and the images are crisp and sharp with great color.
I have owned at one time or other shooting film and now digital most of the lens in Canon's EF lineup that had a reputation for shooting excellent images and this lens matches up very well with all of them.Read full review
- bondomanMay 25, 2006by
Excellent All Around lens
Great first lens. Image stabilization works great for those that have not gone to monopods or tripods or where hand held is the only option. This lens is a workhorse for general purpose situations and if you need something in the point and shoot class with minimum weight. Great value for the money.
- bravestar1Nov 12, 2015USEDby
Heavier duty lens for the right price. Not recommended for walk-around shooting.
This lens is a compliment to my Rebel T5 kit. This is the lens that comes with the Rebel T6i and T6s. Same aperture as the 18mm-55mm that comes with my Rebel T5, albeit heavier, and able to zoom to 135mm. I rarely take photos at the 18mm level with my primary lens, usually shooting in the 35, 55 range, and it's nice to bridge the gap between the two lenses that came with the kit. Initially heavier, but it's built with quality glass and metal, not plastic. Still haven't gotten a filter I like for it, so its on stand-by until I do. Because of the larger size 72mm vs 58mm, I think the pics are bigger. Haven't tried it for movies yet, but I do enjoy using it for manual mode, more than my other primary lens. Good value for the right price.