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Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM
6.3 out of 10

Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM

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Overall 6

Not bad for the money, but you can probably do better.

Brad Passow, Amazon
15 August 2014
  • Summary: Pretty much what I expected, the biggest problem is that the auto focus has frequent issues and does not focus.
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Overall 10

Very Good Lens

Camman, Amazon
11 September 2013
  • Summary: After read all the remarks and not liking this lens, I bought anyway. I dont know why some do not like this lens, it very quite, crisp and light. For a kit lens and a walking around lens. Go for it, some just or not happy with anything.
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Overall 10

Very nice

geocad, Amazon
13 November 2012
  • Summary: Like new condition, sharp images, quick focusing and works well on my T4i. I will put this lens to the test over the next few weeks.
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Overall 9

User Review

gaalpoel, Fredmiranda
13 August 2007
  • Conclusion: Recently I got the EF 28-90 F/4-5.6 II (non USM) as a present. Actually I didn't think I would be using this little lens, I did have a Sigma 24-70 F/2.8 EX DG altogether. But to my surprise this lens is a real killer. It's very, very lightweight.
  • Pros: Lightweight, cheap.
  • Cons: Plastic mount.
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Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM review by gadgetguy

gadgetguy, slrgear.com
5 January 2007
  • Summary: This lens usually comes as part of a kit (along with an entry level film SLR). It's lightweight, which pretty much sums up the good stuff I can say about it. Oh, plus at least this version come with USM. Otherwise, it's built like a free toy from cereal box and is optically a non-performer.
  • Pros: lightweight, USM
  • Cons: everything else
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Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM review by clark666

clark666, slrgear.com
28 November 2006
  • Summary: It is a good standard lens for a film camera but doesn't have wide angle capability with an APS sized sensor. I use it as a carry around lens when hiking but I really need to carry a wide angle lens for landscapes.
  • Pros: small, came with camera
  • Cons: quite slow. I usually don't use it at ISOs lower than 400 without a tripod
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Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM review by JimsMaher

JimsMaher, slrgear.com
9 July 2006
  • Summary: The focus ring is the front of the barrel. Ergo the filter rotates. Essentially with this thing you're focusing with the filter ... a filter which you're gonna need because the lens bulges out just asking for a scratch. But compared to other lenses I've seen in this range / price ... it's sharp.
  • Pros: CHEAP!!! comparatively sharp images (next to similar lenses)
  • Cons: Front focus ring / rotating filters, plastic mount
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Overall 7

User Review

10 April 2006
  • Conclusion: I found this lens in Dubai.I cannot say I bouth it because seller gave me this lens free with a $200 dollar eos 30 film camera. I used this lens on my digital rebel.I was the worst image quality i have ever seen.I had also been using 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 because of my technical limitations but even...
  • Pros: FAST quiet
  • Cons: quality sucks f4.0-5.6
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Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM review by makito

makito, slrgear.com
2 February 2006
  • Summary: It's an OKAY lens if you're on a budget. I belive it does come bundled with certain cameras. The motor USM is fast, and probably this lens' only good feature. The CA is pretty bad, and it never seems able to produce tack-sharp images. The aperture is also pretty disappointing.
  • Pros: Motor USM, price.
  • Cons: Cheap build, bad CA, mediore range.
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Overall 7

User Review

patrickwils, Fredmiranda
8 October 2005
  • Conclusion: It is not as bad as is often said, but I seem to have a good copy. For beginners on a limited budget who want to start with a 2nd hand DSLR like the old D30 (which I still can fully recommend if you can find it for $300-350!).
  • Pros: light, useful range, DC version is cheap and has silent & fast focusing like the USM. 10D focuses accurately with it. D30 likes it too, which it actually fits very well to because of the D30's 3Mp resolution. Good sharpness from f/6.3 onwards as long as you use it in the 35-80 mm range!
  • Cons: wobbly front element which rotates when focusing Forget the USM version (DC is cheaper & much more worth its lower price) Small DOF not possible because of small aperture. 28-35 and 80-90 mm range are clearly add-ons: poor sharpness, vignetting and distorsions
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