Anyone using the Canon 28-135mm "IS" zoom?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by skymuffins, Jun 30, 2004.

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    skymuffins Guest

    I am thinking of purchasing this lens... I would like to get some "no shit"
    feedback from people who have been using it.

    Thanks

    - Harrison
     
    skymuffins, Jun 30, 2004
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    Ryan Guest

    I have used it a few times... my buddy owns it and MAN it was cool. I was
    playing around with it in a bar and trying to get people dancing with a bit
    of blur... had to go down less than 1/2 second to get that kinda stuff.
    Really cool!
     
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    steve Guest

    Excellent image quality when paired with my 10D -- over a narrow range
    of apertures it is (to my eye) almost as sharp as my 70-200 f/2.8L IS
    which is recognized by many as a phenomenal lens.

    The build quality is fair -- when zoomed out to 135mm, there is some
    play in the lens barrel, and dust can be 'sucked up' into the lens.

    Obviously the lens could be faster, but for the price it is a real
    winner IMHO.

    If you are going to get one lens for 'all around' use and are on a
    budget, this might be the one.

    Steve
     
    steve, Jun 30, 2004
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    Alex Guest

    http://camerasystems.info/nonforum/...' or brand='Tokina AF' or brand='Vivitar AF'"

    Camera systems gives it a 2.78 out of 5 (based on 196 reviews). It
    really is a consumer lens, albeit it a premium one (IS is nice).

    Of course, even with this mediocre review, it might still serve you
    well if you're using a camera with a lot of crop (1.6 on a 10D). Then
    the bad scores on stuff like vignetting can be discounted because
    you'll only be using the center part of the lense and don't have to
    worry about the corners so much.
     
    Alex, Jun 30, 2004
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    skymuffins Guest

    Thanks for the info Steve. A photo near the bottom of this page (
    http://www.birdsasart.com/bn139.htm ) has convinced me that this CAN be a
    good lens. I have a Digital Rebel, so the vingetting shouldn't be a
    problem.

    - Harrison.
     
    skymuffins, Jun 30, 2004
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    skymuffins Guest

    Hey Alex Thanx for the great link!!! My other choice was the 17-40mm "L"...
    but I kinda need an interim filler lens between my 18-55mm and my 75-300mm.
    Eventually I would like to have all "L" glass... I just cant swing the 24-70
    right now (I'm getting the 300mm f/4 here in about a month... my girlfriend
    can only take 1 G-note lens at a time)... I want to get the 28-135 for our
    October trip to Southern Utah. The more info I get, the more confused I
    become.

    - Harrison
    athiest - not yet rated;)
     
    skymuffins, Jun 30, 2004
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