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Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM

 
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Dec 07, 2006 13:03 |  #1

Hey there,

I've recently bought this lens for 200 euro's (Which is about ehh 265 Dollar), together with a Hama UV Filter and a Hama Polarisation filter.

Is any of you guys using it? I Haven't had the chance to take any good pictures yet, been very busy with school/work :(

If so, let's see some pics, and i'd like to hear your thoughts on the lens as well! I'd rather have bought an L Lens offcourse, but that's WAY out of my budget, and this one goes pretty good, it's way smoother then the Kit-lens, and has just a bit more zoom to it... bummer it's 28 and not 18 though :rolleyes:.


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Dec 14, 2006 14:32 |  #2

I'd like to see some also as I shoot w/ one of these... (mine coming soon)


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Dec 14, 2006 14:40 |  #3

here a link to a similar thread. http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=244195

basically the lens is great but its not very wide on a crop camera. most of the time i use either the lens kit or the 28-105, depending on the shooting situtation.


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Dec 14, 2006 14:43 |  #4

heres a photo shot at 28mm http://brodiehenry.smu​gmug.com/gallery/19697​00/1/113778618 (external link)


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Dec 14, 2006 14:49 |  #5

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Here's one.

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Dec 14, 2006 15:28 |  #6

I loved this lens. only replaced it recently with a 24-105L that i think is about the same shaepness. The 28-105 was my first upgrade lens.

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Dec 14, 2006 15:45 |  #7

This lens is very often overlooked. It's a great lens for the $230 price tag. I owned one and sold it after I got the Tamron 28-75, but when I had it I was always pleased with its performance. Fast auto focus (USM) and good range for my film camera.

I have no problems recommending this lens.


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Dec 16, 2006 15:04 as a reply to  @ jesusdelallata's post |  #8

I absolutely love it .. :D
It's the first lens I've purchased .. and it serves real well for a nice portrait/wedding lens ..
errr, or in this case .........

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Dec 16, 2006 18:38 as a reply to  @ Tomi Hawk's post |  #9

The lens is capable of producing very sharp pictures in controlled conditions, usually soft wide open but gets very sharp at around f5.6 not the best for low light usually misses focus in low light specially when using low shutter speed of around 20 or less used over that and you are find.

Shot at f5.6 hand held at 1/15 Sec. ISO 100 I know crazy 105mm RAW CONVERTED USING DPP sharpness put at 4 and Image quality when using batch process at 10 ( for the Crop first pic )and Image quality at 7 ( for the full pic 2nd pic ) at 7 to be able to upload it.

I have just changed to Sony because of the internal IS on the camera body, much more convenient and economic, I will receive equipment on Wednesday and will post some test if I am allowed, as soon as I win the lotto I will come back to Cannon and and probably then they will have a 24-70 2.8L IS which will maybe cost twice as much as the current version, combined with a 40D. For now I will do Sony Alpha body with SSS Super Steady Shot and KM 28-75 2.8


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Dec 16, 2006 18:47 as a reply to  @ papucla10's post |  #10

Another sample same Efix


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Dec 16, 2006 18:50 |  #11

Sharp lens, great for a walk around lens.


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Dec 16, 2006 18:54 as a reply to  @ papucla10's post |  #12

last photo of my son but more cropped also from another picture of my daughter cropped with same efix.


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Dec 16, 2006 23:25 |  #13

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New to the forum, i loved this lens when I had it. Recently switched over to the Tamron 17-50mm. I still miss that lens a lot, i took a lot of good photos with it. The pics above aren't the greatest (i messed up the camera settings :o ) Anyhow, the pics were taken at Pride 32: The Real Deal.




  
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Dec 17, 2006 02:54 |  #14

All these were taken with the lens in question...

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Dec 17, 2006 04:42 as a reply to  @ Lord_Malone's post |  #15

Great lens for the money. Lightweight, metal mount. Very fast and silent USM focus. The focal length range is excellent on a FF body and still very good (or just as good, depending on how wide you shoot) on a 1.3X crop body. On a 1.6X crop body, I probably would have used it on the street.

Naturally, like most lenses this benefits from some stopping down. At f/5.6 and f/8 things look pretty sweet. CA is minimal throughout the range and not critical, IMO. At the wide end there is noticeable barrel distortion and there is noticeable pincushion distortion at the telephoto end. They won't be critical in most photographs but my present as bowed lines in some landscape photos with an obvious horizon line, or architectural photos.

The copy I had exhibited zoom creep when the lens was pointed downwards but it's not a consistent phenomenon.

The front element does not rotate so it makes it easier to use a circular polarizer. Do note that the lens seems prone to flare as well so use the hood whenever possible. That said, the hood will not solve flare issues in all circumstances and you'll need to hold your hand out to shield it from the sun, quite an absurd proposition if you're shooting handheld.

Overall in practice, this was an excellent lens. This lens did over 95% of my photos in a recent New Zealand trip. For me, the range was simply magical on a 1D:

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