Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 09 Jan 2010 (Saturday) 11:26
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

opinion on canon 28-135

 
jexzy
Member
64 posts
Joined Oct 2009
     
Jan 09, 2010 11:26 |  #1

hi guys,do you think that this lens would be fit for a walkaround lens not having enough money to buy 24-105 lens ? thank you in advance for your opnions




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Tanglefoot47
Goldmember
Avatar
2,413 posts
Joined Oct 2005
Location: Tulalip WA about 40 miles north of Seattle
     
Jan 09, 2010 11:29 |  #2

I think for the money it's a great lens I have owned them off and on for years and always kick my butt when I sell one. The 24-105 is an awesome lens and it is a lot better than the 28-135 but it's a lot more money so to me a 28-135 is a good substitute




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Mosca
Senior Member
542 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2008
     
Jan 09, 2010 12:04 |  #3

Mine is a pretty good lens, especially for the money. The biggest restriction on its use as a walkaround lens is that it isn't wide enough at the low end for an APS-C camera; the 28 equates to about 45mm. My personal choice is if I have one, I'll keep it; but I wouldn't buy one for an APS-C. I'd buy a lens with a wide end around 17, be it Canon or another respected brand.


_______________
Too much gear and not enough brains

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Canon ­ Bob
Goldmember
2,063 posts
Likes: 52
Joined May 2007
Location: Poitou-Charentes, France
     
Jan 09, 2010 12:35 as a reply to  @ Mosca's post |  #4

At f/8 and beyond then there's very little to tell them apart on a crop body, however, the 28-135 does go soft around the edges on a full frame body.
I occasionally use the 24-105 on my 5D2 whilst my wife gets to go around with the 28-135 on a 30D.

Bob


1Dx2 (2), 5DSR, 1Ds3, 1D4, 5D2(590nm), 5D2(720nm) EF600 EF400 EF300-II EF300 EF200 EF200-II EF180L EF135L EF100 EF85-II EF50L TS-E17/4 TS-E24L-II TS-E45 TS-E90 MP-E65 EF70-200-II EF24-70/2.8-II EF16-35/4 EF8-15/4 EF11-24/4 Zeiss 15/2.8 21/2.8 25/2 28/2 35/1.4 35/2 50/2 85/1.4 100/2 135/2 T/C's L-SC & a WIFE!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RT ­ McAllister
Senior Member
973 posts
Joined Nov 2009
     
Jan 09, 2010 12:37 |  #5

Because I shoot mainly weddings, I have glass with apertures of 2.8 and wider.

So when it came time to sell my slower lenses I actually kept the 28-135 because I like it so much. The IQ is great, AF is fast and this lens is built just a well as the 17-55 which costs $1,000.

It's a great general everyday lens.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rubberhead
Goldmember
Avatar
1,899 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2006
Location: South Carolina's Lowcountry
     
Jan 09, 2010 12:47 |  #6

I think it's the greatest value in the Canon lineup.


EQUIPMENT: 40D | Rebel XT | EF 70-200mm f/4L IS | EF-S 10-22mm | EF 28-135mm IS | EF-S 18-55mm IS | EF 50mm 1.8 - flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MikeFairbanks
Cream of the Crop
6,428 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Jun 2009
     
Jan 09, 2010 13:17 |  #7

It's funny you mentioned this lens, as I'm disappointed in myself for selling mine. I'm probably going to buy it again and, like many of you, take a monetary loss that was not necessary in the first place.

The USM works fantastically, the IS is surperb, and it can take very sharp images. Plus, not a lot of CA if any.

Indoors it's only good as a still life lens (bowls of fruit, etc.), but outdoors it's a great lens.


Thank you. bw!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
watt100
Cream of the Crop
14,021 posts
Likes: 34
Joined Jun 2008
     
Jan 09, 2010 14:08 |  #8

jexzy wrote in post #9358510 (external link)
hi guys,do you think that this lens would be fit for a walkaround lens not having enough money to buy 24-105 lens ? thank you in advance for your opnions

the two lens combination (18-55IS & 55-250IS) is much sharper (www.photozone.de (external link) but for a one-lens walk-around it may be OK




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
garysblim
Member
Avatar
49 posts
Joined Dec 2005
     
Jan 09, 2010 14:36 |  #9

I have had 3 copies of 28-135 over the years. I find the image quality beyond f 8.0 (like many mentioned earlier) is quite good. During the film days, it's almost at par with the L lenses. With digital however, it's still softer by a touch. Over all, it's a good value lens and is nice to have on a full frame body as a walk around lens. For APS-C boides, I would opt for 18-85 IS. Having said that, I still have one copy sitting around. It's just kind of hard to part with it. Sold one copy and eventually buy one back. definitely good value lens.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
VKNG1
Mostly Lurking
16 posts
Joined Dec 2009
     
Jan 09, 2010 15:20 as a reply to  @ garysblim's post |  #10

I finally sold my 28-135. I avoided every opportunity to use this lens as the quality was not up to par with the rest of my lenses. I would not recommend this lens to anyone based upon personal experience, there are just too many other options out there that will give you better image quality.


~ Marc ~ 50D with grip, 15-85, 70-200 2.8 IS, 10-22, Metz 54mz-3, 50 1.8, 100mm 2.8 macro
Former gear - Nikon film camera's (FM2, FE2), Canon D30, 10D, 1D MK2N, 28-135, 16-35 2.8L, 550ex, 430ex, and alien bee's.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rubberhead
Goldmember
Avatar
1,899 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2006
Location: South Carolina's Lowcountry
     
Jan 09, 2010 15:48 |  #11

VKNG1 wrote in post #9359821 (external link)
I finally sold my 28-135. I avoided every opportunity to use this lens as the quality was not up to par with the rest of my lenses. I would not recommend this lens to anyone based upon personal experience, there are just too many other options out there that will give you better image quality.

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3471/3756438868_6689b20f88_b.jpg

Here's the 100% if anyone is interested:

http://farm4.static.fl​ickr.com …56438868_c5ef06​6926_o.jpg (external link)

The lens is capable.

EQUIPMENT: 40D | Rebel XT | EF 70-200mm f/4L IS | EF-S 10-22mm | EF 28-135mm IS | EF-S 18-55mm IS | EF 50mm 1.8 - flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
440roadrunner
Goldmember
1,312 posts
Joined Jul 2007
     
Jan 09, 2010 15:51 |  #12
bannedPermanent ban

VKNG1 wrote in post #9359821 (external link)
I finally sold my 28-135. I avoided every opportunity to use this lens as the quality was not up to par with the rest of my lenses. I would not recommend this lens to anyone based upon personal experience, there are just too many other options out there that will give you better image quality.

Like what, and I request that you consider the low price range of this lens


2-40D's, 30D, Xt, EOS-3, Elan7, ElanII 100-400L, 24-105L, 17-55IS 2.8, Sig 12-24 EX DG 4.5
Mamiya M645 1000S, 45mm 2.8, 80mm 1.9, 110mm 2.8 + 2x extender

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Mike55
Goldmember
Avatar
4,206 posts
Likes: 9
Joined Jun 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
     
Jan 09, 2010 15:59 |  #13

I had one and liked it. My only complaint was that the color was not that great and there was a bit of a "root beer" cast compared to my other lenses. I sold it for some video equipment. I'd definitely like to have it back, but I think the 55-250 IS makes more sense.


6D | 70D | 24-105 L IS | 17-40 L | 300 F4 L IS | 50 1.8 II | 1.4x II | LR5 | HV30 | bug spray | wilderness
Gallatin National Forest, Montana (external link)/Lassen Volcanic NP Campgrounds (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
VKNG1
Mostly Lurking
16 posts
Joined Dec 2009
     
Jan 09, 2010 19:03 as a reply to  @ Mike55's post |  #14

Not sure what camera he has, but I would check out the 17-85 for about the same price. Others may have had better experience than I with the 28-135, maybe I had a poor copy. I see quite a few of them popping up on craigslist or in local camera shops quite often in my area for between $250 - $300, most people don't sell lenses they are happy with...

I just replaced it with the new 15-85 and notice a huge improvement in build quality, color, contrast, and sharpness.

If I was on a tight budget I would choose the 17-85 or a used 28-135 since they are readily available second hand.

Best of luck


~ Marc ~ 50D with grip, 15-85, 70-200 2.8 IS, 10-22, Metz 54mz-3, 50 1.8, 100mm 2.8 macro
Former gear - Nikon film camera's (FM2, FE2), Canon D30, 10D, 1D MK2N, 28-135, 16-35 2.8L, 550ex, 430ex, and alien bee's.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Mosca
Senior Member
542 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2008
     
Jan 09, 2010 20:36 |  #15

garysblim wrote in post #9359566 (external link)
During the film days, it's almost at par with the L lenses.

As a matter of fact it is the walkaround lens on my 1N; I just don't walk around with the 1N much!

I see quite a few of them popping up on craigslist or in local camera shops quite often in my area for between $250 - $300, most people don't sell lenses they are happy with...

I think that's because it is the kit lens for so many cameras. It adds $200 to the price of a 7D, but retails for $400. So you can get the kit and dump the lens for a profit, while allowing someone else to get a new lens for a bargain. So if you already have a 28-135 from a previous kit (like the 40D), getting the 7D kit amounts to a $100 discount.


_______________
Too much gear and not enough brains

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,988 views & 0 likes for this thread
opinion on canon 28-135
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Coolbawncross
603 guests, 207 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.