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8.1 out of 10

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Disappointing

Mark McMillan, Canon
29 May 2014
  • Conclusion: When I purchased my EOS 7D, I chose a package which contained the EF 28-135 IS USM lens because I figured it would be better than the EF-S option and because I wanted to be able to use it when I upgrade to a full-frame camera. Fortunately, it wasn't too costly a mistake. The good: The image stablization system works very well. Focus speed, as a result of the USM, is also fast and reliably accurate. The large-ish rubber zooming grip is also quite comfortable to use.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, image stabilization
  • Cons: Poor build quality, low image quality
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

Mark McMillan, Adorama
29 May 2014
  • Excerpt: When I purchased my EOS 7D, I chose a package which contained the EF 28-135 IS USM lens because I figured it would be better than the EF-S option and because I wanted to be able to use it when I upgrade to a full-frame camera. Fortunately, it wasn't too costly a mistake. The good: The image stablization system works very well. Focus speed, as a result of the USM, is also fast and reliably accurate. The large-ish rubber zooming grip is also quite comfortable to use.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, Image Stabilization
  • Cons: Low Image Quality, Poor build quality
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Overall 4
4.0

bad for video

Oozing Stallion, B&H Photo
11 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to match up with my Panasonic AC130 for 2 camera shoots. I can match it fine but the images are not sharp. I "punched in" with the magnify button endless amounts of time on my 6D and seemed to have it in focus, but it never really was even at f9. I guess that is why they call it a kit lens. I am disappointed and plan on sending it back before the 30 days is up and get the Tamron 24-70 2.8 vc.
  • Pros: Image stabilization
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Lens Creep
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Disappointed - chromatic aberration

Bee, Canon
10 March 2013
  • Conclusion: I experienced constant chromatic aberration on high contrast shots using this lens.
  • Cons: Poor build quality, chromatic aberration
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed - chromatic aberration

Adorama
10 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I experienced constant chromatic aberration on high contrast shots using this lens.
  • Cons: Chromatic aberration, Poor build quality
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Truthful warning

franz, Canon
9 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Very poor quality in the range between 80 and 135mm, even for regular printouts. Very sensitive to sand and dust, barrel shaky. 24-105 L is so much better. If anyone considers buying a DSLR for reasons of image quality (over choosing a analogue or bridge camera), this lens is inadequate for the purpose. Sold mine after two years of disappointments on my first DSLR, the 20D.
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, Poor build quality
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Overall 4
4.0

Truthful warning

franz, Adorama
9 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Very poor quality in the range between 80 and 135mm, even for regular printouts. Very sensitive to sand and dust, barrel shaky. 24-105 L is so much better. If anyone considers buying a DSLR for reasons of image quality (over choosing a analogue or bridge camera), this lens is inadequate for the purpose. Sold mine after two years of disappointments on my first DSLR, the 20D.
  • Cons: Poor build quality, Semi-sharp images
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

It's decent

JayJay, Canon
26 December 2012
  • Conclusion: The lens is loose so if slips when you point it down. It's not that sharp all the time and it doesn't take pictures in low light very well.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, Poor build quality
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Overall 4
4.0

It's decent

JayJay, Adorama
26 December 2012
  • Excerpt: The lens is loose so if slips when you point it down. It's not that sharp all the time and it doesn't take pictures in low light very well.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus
  • Cons: Poor build quality, Semi-sharp images
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Overall 4
4.0

Big disapointment

fishtop_records, B&H Photo
6 September 2012
  • Excerpt: This was the kit lens with my 50D. I hated using this lens. While its properly F2.5 at 28mm, by the time you extend it to 35mm or so, its F5.6. Way too slow for 99% of my shooting. Available light shooting was acceptable only on bright sunny days, which is not when you get flattering light for your subjects. On a crop sensor body, 28mm is not wide angle, its very close to the "normal" 50mm on a full frame camera. This is too long and too slow (aperture) for my tastes.
  • Cons: Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light
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