Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II
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Ted Hunger, Amazon
29 May 2014
Summary: why I got this lens ill never know I may have a problem with buying lenses , yeah that's it. got this used on ebay with the hope it would be sharp....wrong! it was soft through out, if you can get this lens for free that's a deal. don't waste your cash if you like good looking photos.
Summary: I just received this awsome lense to use with my Canon 10D and my T3, I installed it on the 10D and the camera performed flawless I was having alot of (error99) with a 75-300mm from Tamron and I thought it was the Camera, but when I put this baby on, the camera just came alive and took some beautiful pictures, the best I've shot since I bought this camera, subjects are sharp and the auto focus is fast and accurate, I can't say enough about this lense, Thank you Premier...
Summary: It's a standard, off the shelf lens that does what it's designed to do and does it very well. It completes me lens selection from 18 mmm to 250 mm and complements the other two lenses I use very well. The 58 mm filter accepts the filters I use on the smaller lens. Overall, a good quality zoom lens from Canon.
Summary: I bought this lens for a walk around to replace the 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III that served me well for years until it took an unfortunate dive into a lake. Unfortunately, the 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 didn't meet my expectations. It does an okay job handling colors and contrast, but it was just too soft overall. Even the shots in its "sweet spot" weren't as sharp as I would like to see, and I had to stop way down to get there. Guess I'm back in the market for a lens...
Summary: Either I just lucked out and got a super copy of this lens or a lot of people just hate this lens because they feel they SHOULD as it was a Canon bundled kit lens some time ago and there are just oodles of them out there because frankly, this little lens is pretty great. I read the other reviews of this lens and picked it up used for under $40 USD (delivered) in July 2013.