All purpose lens (cannon 28-105mm or 28-135mm?)

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by sys, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. sys

    sys Guest

    I currently have an EOS 3000N and a 28-90mm lens that came in it's
    kit. I've been advised to get a better lens and was initially thinking
    about getting the cannon 28-105mm lens. However would it be better to
    get a lens with a slightly longer focal length, say the 28-135mm.

    Is there much difference between these two lenses in terms of

    Thanks in advance

    sys, Jul 10, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    I concur with Larry. I shoot regularly with some very high quality FD
    primes, so my standard is reasonably high, and I have no complaints about
    the EF 28-135. It constantly surprises me. And pleasantly, I might add!

    Guest, Jul 10, 2003
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    Bob Sull Guest

    They are both good all purpose lenses.

    The 28-105 f/3.5-4.5, the better of the two 28-105s, is about $220US.
    The 28-135 IS is about $400US.

    The difference optically is minimal, both good. For the extra #180US
    for the 28-135 you get the extra 30mm in length, but more important than
    that, you get the Image Stabilizer feature.

    You will have to decide if the length and the IS are worth the extra
    $180US to you.

    BTW, a friend loaned me his 28-135..... I'm thinking I need one!

    Bob Sull, Jul 11, 2003
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