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Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
8.0 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

Major lens creep. Loud AF noise. Bye!

Tony Balogna, B&H Photo
30 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Headline says it all. Photo quality was nice though.
  • Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

GENERAL PURPOSE

Bill From The Hill, B&H Photo
12 March 2015
  • Excerpt: The reviews on this lens were not good 2 years ago as was the case with the 18 -135 also.It think it is asking to much of a lens to expect much in performance with such a wide range of barrel lengths.
  • Cons: Lens Creep
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Overall 4
4.0

You are better off with something else

nyphotoguy, B&H Photo
7 December 2014
  • Excerpt: It's amazing that these still sell well. This lens was designed as a mid-tier all-around zoom for 35mm film cameras. That market tier no longer exists with digital, now it's an odd duck out.
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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.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, image stabilization
  • Cons: Poor build quality, low image 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.
  • 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
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...
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, Poor build quality
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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

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.
  • Cons: Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 4
4.0

Careful

Smitty, B&H Photo
13 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Have to use this lens with caution. It does not produce results like the "L" series lenses. It has a wonderful range of focal lenths, but it is a little bit of a compromise if you want sharp, sharp images. Great running around lens, but if you are serious about photography, and image quality.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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