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grandadraymond
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 07:41
Ive been looking for reviews for this lens but cant find any, can anyone comment on it please if you have one thank you:)

mama
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 07:44
Here it is
Canon-EF-28-105mm-f-3.5-4.5-II-USM-Lens-Review (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-28-105mm-f-3.5-4.5-II-USM-Lens-Review.aspx)
It is good walk around lens in this price. Buy used one, it would be very cheap.

Mark_48
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 07:56
There's an original version of this lens and a newer one designated with a "II" in the name. I have a version one that I used with my film cameras and still use occasionally on my DSLR's. Lightweight and pretty good image quality.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=206&sort=7&cat=27&page=2

Canon 28-105mm 3.5-4.5 USM
http://photosig.photographyreview.com/cat/lenses/35mm-zoom/canon/PRD_83414_3128crx.aspx

Canon 28-105mm 3.5-4.5 II USM
http://photosig.photographyreview.com/cat/lenses/35mm-zoom/canon/PRD_348626_3128crx.aspx

Not reviews, but sample shots....
http://www.pbase.com/cameras/canon/ef_28-105_35-45_usm_ii

msowsun
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:42
There are four distinct versions of the Canon 28-105mm 3.5-4.5 USM

All versions of the 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 USM have exactly the same optics and Ring Type USM AF. The only real difference is the 5 blade aperture of the "flower" MK I vs the 7 blade aperture of the "Macro" MK I and Mk II.

Here is how the 4 versions are different:

There are two versions of the EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM MK I

5 blade MK I (made in Japan) "flower"
7 blade MK I (made in Japan) "Macro"

and also two versions of the EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM MK II.

7 blade MK II (made in Japan) "Macro"
7 blade MK II (made in Taiwan) "Macro"

All 4 versions of the EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM have exactly the same optics.

Check out this link for lots of info on the 28-105: http://reviews.ebay.ca/Canon-EF-28-105mm-f-3-5-4-5-USM-Zoom-Lens-Buying-Guide_W0QQugidZ10000000000771280

gasrocks
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:44
Did you try Photodo?

lazer-jock
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:48
There are actually three versions, the very original (flower icon with a 5 blade aperture), the update to that (MACRO with a 7-blade aperture), and then the most recent (II) again with a 7-blade aperture. I have the MACRO (middle) version and have been reasonably happy with it. Lately, it has been getting the most use at Renaissance Fairs where the range on a crop body works very nicely for walk around as well as shots of performers on stage.

msowsun
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:52
"Photozone" review here: http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/189-canon-ef-28-105mm-f35-45-usm-test-report--review

The Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM proved to be a quite solid performer without any spectacular strengths nor weaknesses except maybe low contrast performance. On APS-C DSLRs it is surely not a first choice due to its focal length range which feels a little odd here.

"Photo.net" review here: http://photo.net/equipment/canon/28-105

This is probably the best consumer-grade zoom available for the Canon EOS mount. Image quality is excellent for the price, and it's solidly built. The focal length range allows you to leave this lens on your camera for everything from scenics to snapshots to portraits. And don't worry too much about the price -- in this class of lenses, you definitely get what you pay for.

grandadraymond
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:12
Thanks a lot friends this looks a decent buy for 100 used then does it

msowsun
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:19
Since you already have the Sigma 17-70, you might want to consider a lens that doesn't overlap so much.

Two very good valued Canon lenses would be the 35-135 USM or the 70-210 USM. They are both very sharp, and both can be had for 100 or less.

(The 28-80 USM I, 28-105 USM I and II, 28-135 USM, 24-85 USM, 35-135 USM, and 70-210 USM all are very similar in construction, performance, and Image Quality)

lazer-jock
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:20
7 blade MK II (made in Japan) "Macro"
7 blade MK II (made in Taiwan) "Macro"


I have never really understood why the Japan/Taiwan II versions were separated.

grandadraymond
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:20
Since you already have the Sigma 17-70, you might want to consider a lens that doesn't overlap so much.

Two very good valued Canon lenses would be the 35-135 USM or the 70-210 USM. They are both very sharp, and both can be had for 100 or less.35-135 or 28-135 which one:)

grandadraymond
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:31
What do you guys think of this then, i dont do true macro but i like to do close ups of flowers my 17-70 focuses pretty much as close as i need to be, ive thought of ridding my 60mm to finance the 28-135 is that maybe a silly idea or what:)

egordon99
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:32
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Canon+28-105mm+3.5-4.5+USM+Reviews+&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

egordon99
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:34
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=709775

What's wrong with the Sigma 17-70 you just bought? I'd look into something like the Canon 55-250 IS. Stick the 17-70 on one body, the 55-250 on another. MUCH better "walkaround" solution than having a 17-70 and 28-105/135.

egordon99
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:34
What do you guys think of this then, i dont do true macro but i like to do close ups of flowers my 17-70 focuses pretty much as close as i need to be, ive thought of ridding my 60mm to finance the 28-135 is that maybe a silly idea or what:)

Silly idea. Sell the 60 and pick up a 70-200mm f/4 IS.

msowsun
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 14:06
35-135 or 28-135 which one:)

Get the 28-135 IS if you can afford it. It is better than the 35-135 but costs twice as much because it has a wider focal range and Image Stabilization.

But in your situation I would sell the 60 macro and get the 55-250 IS or save up for one of these higher priced lenses:

70-300 IS
70-200 f/4
70-200 f/4 IS

Mark-B
6th of July 2009 (Mon), 16:43
What do you guys think of this then, i dont do true macro but i like to do close ups of flowers my 17-70 focuses pretty much as close as i need to be, ive thought of ridding my 60mm to finance the 28-135 is that maybe a silly idea or what

The 28-105 is a decent general purpose lens, but it has the worst "macro" ability of any lens I have owned. You can't get close enough and it just isn't sharp enough wide open.

For indoor shots with flash or for most outdoor shots the lens will do fine.

The best thing to say about this lens is that the focus is very fast, quiet, and accurate.

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