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Aug 30, 2010 10:26 |  #16

Check out the 18-200's with OS/IS. Great option.

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Aug 31, 2010 00:49 |  #17

JohnJ80 wrote in post #10815380 (external link)
I don't agree. It's softish, poor contrast, poor color saturation, cheap build. Middling in every respect. Too long on the short end on a crop. The reason Canon offered it as a kit lens is because it's very near the end of it's product life.

A great walk around lens is one of the 18-200's with IS from a variety of mfgs.

I've had one of these for years. I use it when I don't care if I destroy the thing. Which means I it gets used maybe once every long, long while.

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Kit lens??, are you sure, unless I missed the plot, we are talking about the EF 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS USM. (external link)


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Aug 31, 2010 01:11 |  #18

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Kit lens??, are you sure, unless I missed the plot, we are talking about the EF 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS USM. (external link)

40D's have them as a kit lens....

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Aug 31, 2010 01:23 |  #19

Just to clear something up....the term kit lens simply refers to a lens that is included by the manufacturer with a body as a ready to shoot package. The 24-105L comes packaged with several bodies as well....there are very few that would argue the quality of that lens. There is nothing wrong with the 28-135. It is a decent lens and produces very respectable images. Anyone that says it is too long on a crop body and then turns around and says an 18-200 is a better choice is obviously blowing smoke out their a$$. If 135 is too long, how the hell can 200 be better? ROFL

As far as the lens creeping when you point it down, that is a common problem with more than one zoom. It doesn't mean the lens is broken or inferior, it just means that it creeps and you have to deal with it. You can hold the zoom ring, wrap a band of some sort around it to keep it stationary....whatever works for you. Continue taking photos with your lens and enjoy the output. I've taken a number of photos over the years with mine that have been published and that have won awards. Forget the gearhead talk and let your photos speak instead.


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Aug 31, 2010 01:27 as a reply to  @ Woolburr's post |  #20

+100^^^^^:D:D


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Aug 31, 2010 01:38 |  #21

Woolburr wrote in post #10821196 (external link)
Just to clear something up....the term kit lens simply refers to a lens that is included by the manufacturer with a body as a ready to shoot package. The 24-105L comes packaged with several bodies as well....there are very few that would argue the quality of that lens. There is nothing wrong with the 28-135. It is a decent lens and produces very respectable images. Anyone that says it is too long on a crop body and then turns around and says an 18-200 is a better choice is obviously blowing smoke out their a$$. If 135 is too long, how the hell can 200 be better? ROFL

As far as the lens creeping when you point it down, that is a common problem with more than one zoom. It doesn't mean the lens is broken or inferior, it just means that it creeps and you have to deal with it. You can hold the zoom ring, wrap a band of some sort around it to keep it stationary....whatever works for you. Continue taking photos with your lens and enjoy the output. I've taken a number of photos over the years with mine that have been published and that have won awards. Forget the gearhead talk and let your photos speak instead.

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Aug 31, 2010 09:05 |  #22

Biggest mistake I ever made was selling my 28-135. I got some fantastic shots with that lens, if I do say so myself...


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Aug 31, 2010 15:02 |  #23

Wanna buy mine? It's as good as any I've seen and it's mediocre like the rest of them.

I'll make you a good deal on it.

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Mar 15, 2013 14:41 |  #24

I just got this lens w/ my 7d and it too has lens creep...glad i came across this thread...i was ready to return/exchange

I took several shots last night of my 1yr old cousin at the carnival and during post, found the images to be respectable...i was able to get clean, focusing just about 1-2ft

Side note, even @ 2000iso, my 7d performed well...doing some post this morning, found noise to be acceptable and was able to clear it up in LR4




  
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Mar 15, 2013 19:27 |  #25

My 18-200 does that too until I sent to Canon and they fixed it.


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Mar 15, 2013 19:49 |  #26

I used one for a long while on a 10D and a 30D. When I switched to a 24-70mm f/2.8L lens; the biggest difference was that the L lens produced a more contrasty shot.

I personally like the 28-135mm range on a 1.6x camera. I often used it (when I was shooting with a single camera) alongside a 12-24mm f/4 Tokina ATX. If I have to switch lenses, I'd rather do it for wider angle shooting because it seems like I usually have a bit more time to shoot images which require wider focal lengths.

I'd like to see a 28-135mm focal length lens with a constant f/4 aperture...


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Mar 15, 2013 22:18 |  #27

I fixed my zoom creep w/ 2 elastic hair bands

I wanna say theyre about 1.25-1.5" inside diameter (not stretched)

Simply slid them down the between the zoom & focus rings...creep is gone, zoom effort is smooth, can honestly barely see the "mod"




  
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Mar 16, 2013 09:40 |  #28

[QUOTE=RPCrowe;1571970​5]

I'd like to see a 28-135mm focal length lens with a constant f/4 aperture...[/quote]

That would be a 24-105/4L IS. ;)

Seriously folks, if the zoom creep bothers you, just get a wide rubber band from your local grocer's produce dept. and use it to fix the zoom ring in place. There's also an online DIY tutorial how to fix it by putting some slightly thicker shim washers on the zoom ring. I don't have a URL, but bet you could find it with a Google search.


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