Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
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Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM review by lucasbutchart
14 May 2013
Summary: Most reviewers talk about their experience with this lens on an APS-C sensor camera, and they slam it pretty hard because it isn't wide or sharp enough. First of all, why would you ever use this on a crop-sensor camera, aside from maybe curiosity or if it's all you had lying around? This is a full frame lens and for that purpose it works fine.
Pros: Decent build and optical quality, good range, USM, FTM
Summary: As other reviewers have said, this is a great step up from the kit lens. I bought a Canon DSLR for a photo course. I've been a shutterbug all my life (going on 60 years) and I decided I needed a retirement project. A photography course seemed just the ticket. Based on a recommendation on bobatkins.com I upgraded my 28-80mm, which was already an upgrade, to this lens. The 28-80mm was light and flimsy, kind of loosey-goosey. Took good pics mind you.
Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM review by shiphorns
7 December 2010
Summary: I bought this lens with my Elan IIe 35mm film camera in 1998. It gave me a lot of fine photographs with that camera, and saw a lot of use as my walkaround lens of choice. I still have the lens, and I've used it occasionally on my D60 and 60D, but it shows its age and lacks the sharpness of newer lenses made for high-resolution DSLRs. The effective FoV of a 45-168 on an APS-C body makes this not a desirable choice as a walkaround. Performance is also just average.
Pros: Great walkaround zoom for my film camera in 1998
Cons: Average by today's standard, not great for APS-C DSLR
Summary: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras This is a good budget lens with decent picture quality. Big step up from the kit lens. Using this lens for about 2 years now and I am pretty happy with the purchase. Lens is reasonably fast. Minor issue is that when shooting at something looking down it zooms out on its own occassionally.
Summary: As a model photographer who often does outdoor photoshoots at Joshua Tree, I needed an excellent compact zoom lense which would give me more reach than what I already had, Tamron 28-75 f2.8, because I often found myself too far away on one boulder while the model was on another. Well, the Canon 28-105 f3.5-4.5 lense fulfills this purpose.
Summary: After purchasing my first dslr (Canon Rebel XSI) I quickly discovered that the kit 18-55 just didn't have the range I needed. I somehow landed a job doing freelance work for the local newspaper the same day I got my camera, so I needed something that would give me more versatility on a very limited budget. After reading the reviews I ended up with this, and I've been pleased. Granted, this is not an "L" lens, but at this price I wouldn't expect that.
Summary: I bought this lens for my new Rebel XSI to take to a retirement ceremony. What I needed was a moderate telephoto lens that could capture the ceremony on an elevated stage AND provide a moderate wide-angle lens for group photos. This lens did not disappoint. Besides being very reasonably priced, the results were outstanding. This is a very sharp lens. It is well built and has a heft to it that is reassuring. What's not so great about this lens?
Summary: Very nice lens. I use it for portrait and other various uses. there can be a lens creep but it's rare that it has happened. It has solid construction and I love the fact I can have manual focus during AF mode. You can have a polarizer filter w/out hassle.
Summary: This lens is amazing, I haven't put my camera down since I got it (which by the way was less than 24 hours from when I ordered it on the web, next day mail) I have used it to photograph my family and on my recent trip to New York City, the picture quality is unbelieveable and I didn't have to change lenses it's the only lens I used. My experience w/ b&h has been incredible.
Summary: i work for a school day and portrait photograher, and this is the only lens we use. i have been there for 2 years, and this lens has performed. it does THE JOB ITS BUILT FOR. its not a sports lens, its not a low light lens. it works excellent for portraits, groups, school day, spring, individual and team photos. this lens is a work horse!! i just bought my own!!