Canon EF 28-135 mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Reviews
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Canon EF 28-135 mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

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  • The Shake Down of the Canon EF 28-135 IS Lens

    Jun 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light weight, Easy to Use, Fast & Whisper Quiet Focusing
    Cons: Expensive at $500

    Summary: The Canon EF 28-135 3.5-5.6 USM* Image Stabilization IS lens is one of several IS lenses available from Canon. There is the EF 75-300/4-5.6 USM IS, EF 100-400/4-5.6L USM IS, EF 300/2.8L USM IS, EF 300/4L USM IS, EF 400/2.8L IS and EF 600/4L USM ... read more

  • This Lens Does What I Want.

    Jun 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease of use. Clear, sharp photos. Professional looking lens.
    Cons: A little heavy. 72mm filters and accessories.

    Summary: I'm an amateur but a professional "wannabe." I was looking for a way to get started. Last month my company had a conference and I asked if I could be the "official photographer" and to my surprise, the Conference Director said yes. Off I went to ... read more

  • A really nice all-around lens

    Jan 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very sharp, great color, contrast, IS for low light
    Cons: Not weather sealed like L lenses... but it doesn't carry the L price either.

    Summary: This is definitely one of those lenses that most amateurs can put on the camera and leave there for years; it offers a very useful zoom range, high image quality, very impressive color retention and great contrast. I am a professional photographer, so ... read more

  • Canon EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM - Great All-Around Lens!

    Dec 16, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent image quality; Image Stabilization; Excellent focal length range
    Cons: Plasticky, whereas the 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 feels more solid; Heavier; IS eats battery

    Summary: I am an amateur photographer that has recently purchased my first digital SLR camera. I have the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, and am very satisfied with it. I have gone through two primary lenses before coming to the Canon EF 28-135mm lens. The ... read more

  • The Canon EF 35-135mm USM is the "Affordable" Alternative

    Mar 29, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Image Stabilization is a nice and useful feature in some circumstances.
    Cons: Fantastic lens, but a little "salty" for photogs on a budget.

    Summary: The Canon EF 28-135 IS USM is a GREAT lens, but it might be a little bit too expensive for some photogs on a limited budget. The Canon EF 35-135mm f/4-5.6 USM is the "Affordable" Alternative. This very compact telephoto zoom lens is relatively light and ... read more

  • In support of the one lens theory?

    Feb 28, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 5x zoom, IS, range on 35mm, sharp
    Cons: FOV on Canon consumer dSLR, zoom creep, slow f3.5-5.6 aperture

    Summary: Around the same time last year I finally had enough ends to make the jump into SLR photography with the Canon 300d digital SLR. I knew that getting an SLR would lighten my wallet quickly as I would have to build a system that fit my shooting style. ... read more

  • If you can only afford one lens for your new EOS get this one.....

    Nov 15, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good "walk-around" lens. IS system, sharp, full time manual focus. USM lens motor.
    Cons: Heavy, IS eats batteries, 72mm filters are expensive, pricey

    Summary: I have just recently jumped into the world of Professional digital cameras. I've shot photos for years with my old film cameras but I'm just too fidgety to be happy waiting for my film to come back and so I've ditched the film and hopped onto the digital ... read more

  • Lens review

    Dec 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good range, high quality, IS.
    Cons: A bit plasticky.

    Summary: I've had this lens for a while now so I thought I'd share my experiences. The first time I saw this lens was in my local camera shop attached to an EOS 3 body. I tried it out and found that the IS feature was quite noisy. It was a kind of rattle. I ... read more

  • Great lens for film-based or digital SLR camera

    Oct 27, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable, sturdy, good optics
    Cons: a bit heavy, would be better if f/2.8

    Summary: I have been using this lens for over 4 years and it never failed me. Now that I am switching over to digital SLR, the new Canon EOS 300D, I am still using it for my primary lens. Only on specific conditions that I am using my other lenses, especially for ... read more

  • A Great Performing Lens

    Jun 9, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good range, Sharp, & IS!!
    Cons: For me, none

    Summary: Photography has been a hobby of mine for several years. About 2 years ago, I bid farewell to the po ... read more

  • A Very Good All-a-round lens

    Nov 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The Image Stabilizer. Sharp results. Extended zoom range.
    Cons: A little slow at f5.6 @ 135mm

    Summary: I purchased this lens because I like the 28-100 zoom range. I do a lot of available light photos so the "IS" appealed to me. The Photo reviews I read on this lens were impressive. I bought it and the reviews were justified. The "IS" ... read more

  • Extremely useful lens

    Oct 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent range, fast autofocus, image stabilizer is awesome!
    Cons: None

    Summary: I have had this lens for about 18 months now, and I have never regretted buying it. This was my first lens when I switched from Pentax to Canon, and I immediately fell in love with Canon's USM technology -- it focuses so fast! (That was the reason I ... read more

  • Great wide-mid tele IS lens

    Apr 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Image Stabilizer, USM with Full time manual.
    Cons: f5.6 at 135mm...

    Summary: I don't know if I have a need for IS in 28mm since depth of field at wide angle is less shallow compared to 50mm and up. I have enjoyed using the image stabilizer at 135mm. Until I acquired this lens, I either gave up shooting in dim light or brought ... read more

  • Great Consumer Grade Lens

    Feb 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Image stabilization, ultra-fast and quiet AF, great zoom range, lightweight and compact, contrasty and sharp.
    Cons: Zoom design, small maximum aperture, expensive, pronounced linear distortion, plastiky feel.

    Summary: I was amazed when I first picked up this lens. It was compact, lightweight and easy to carry around without the hefty weight of an L lens. Yet I felt disappointed at the same time. For such a great lens, it could have been better designed and built. ... read more

  • Unmatched Travel lens

    Apr 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Range, IS, very good build quality
    Cons: Variable aperature

    Summary: Canon has developed a reputation for producing great lenses at very competitive price levels. This lens would have been a winner even without IS. With IS it is the best travel lens available in a 35mm format. Whether shooting the D30 (with its 1.6X ... read more

  • Sweet Lens! (Though a bit expensive)

    Mar 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome image stabilization, ample zoom range, good optics.
    Cons: Cost, Lens-slips out when facing down

    Summary: I nearly went insane trying to decide which lens I should use with my Canon EOS-300 (a Rebel-2000 without the packaged 28-80 lens). There are so many lens options that face you: zooms vs. fixed focal lengths, focal length ranges, lens "speed," etc. ... read more

  • Cool hand, steady and ready

    Dec 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: compact, quiet, great feel
    Cons: rather small maximum aperature

    Summary: Ever come across a beautiful scene and realize your film speed is a touch slow. To freeze the tiny shakes we all have when we shoot free-hand, you should use the fastest film you can without sacrificing grain and overall quality. This Canon lense ... read more

  • All purpose-Almost All Everything

    Nov 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Versatility
    Cons: Filter size, price, speed

    Summary: The Canon 28-135 IS an all-purpose, leave on the camera most of the time, kind of lens. The zoom range is VERY handy, allowing close-ups from not too close. Able to go wide easily. With the EW78B-II lens hood, glare has never been a ... read more

  • Excellent lens

    Oct 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: fast, reliable and has IS
    Cons: relative expense as compaired to others in its class

    Summary: I have been using this lens for a couple of years now, and have had nothing but good luck. It's a sharp lens, and the IS feature adds to its ease of use (as I don't always have to lug a 20 lb tripod around) and it covers the vast majority of focal ... read more

  • Best walk-around zoom for Canon

    May 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks cool, Image Stabilization is great
    Cons: Heavy, clumsy

    Summary: I bought this lens to replace the 28-80mm zoom that came with my Elan IIE. I'm not going to list statistics for the lens; I'm just going to describe my subjective experience with it. I chose this lens only after HUGE amounts of research. I ... read more

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