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Canon 2562A002 EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- Ring-type USM adjustment system for swift, silent autofocusing and full-time manual focus
- Close focusing distance of 20 inches; 75- to 18-degree diagonal angle of view
- Measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 3.8 inches long; weighs 18.9 ounces; 1-year warranty
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||—||—|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||—||auto-focus|
|Item Dimensions||4.61 x 4.41 x 6.42 in||4.09 x 3.27 x 3.27 in||1.54 x 2.72 x 2.72 in||—||4.8 x 4.8 x 7.1 in|
|Item Weight||1.19 lbs||1.16 lbs||5.6 ounces||1 lb||1.6 lbs|
|Lens||zoom||Zoom lens||Prime lens||Zoom||zoom|
|Maximum Focal Length||135 millimeters||105 millimeters||50 millimeters||135 millimeters||135|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 millimeters||24 millimeters||50 millimeters||18 millimeters||18|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||72 millimeters||77 millimeters||49 millimeters||—||67 millimeters|
The Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM standard zoom lens features an Image Stabilizer and high zoom ratio. With the Image Stabilizer turned on, you can obtain sharp, natural-looking pictures in dim lighting without using flash or a tripod. Very handy for places where flash is prohibited. The lens uses ring-type USM for swift, silent autofocus and full-time manual focus. Its closest focusing distance is 20 in. (50cm).
From the Manufacturer
Equipped with an Image Stabilizer and high zoom ratio, the Canon EF 28-135mm standard zoom lens delivers sharp, natural-looking pictures virtually ever time. The lens is particularly handy for places where flashes are prohibited, as it excels in dim lighting without requiring a flash or a tripod. Other features include a ring-type USM for swift, silent autofocusing and full-time manual focusing; a close focusing distance of 20 inches; and a maximum aperture of f/3.5 to 5.6. The lens carries a one-year warranty.
- Focal length: 28-135mm
- Maximum aperture: 1:3.5-5.6
- Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 75 to 18 degrees
- Focus adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
- Closest focusing distance: 1.6 feet
- Zoom system: Rotating type
- Filter size: 72mm
- Dimensions: 3.1 inches in diameter, 3.8 inches long
- Weight: 18.9 ounces
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I've shot with everything from vintage glass to L-series lenses (way over-hyped in my opinion) to some really good Samyang and Rokinon MF lenses and very few have the nice color rendition like this one does. It's sharp, not SUPER sharp, but more than enough as long as you stay away from 100% zoom (seriously, a photo is meant to be enjoyed as a whole, pixel peeping will only depress you). The colors pop and almost remind me of shooting on film in the way that tones come across nicely and have a more 3 dimensional look than a lot of digital lenses/cameras provide.
Despite having some lenses that cost many times more than this one I picked it up just to play with and I will now be using it on professional jobs. As long as enough light is available I think this is a superb lens.
Only complaint: It has more lens creep then any other lens I have owned. Now that I know it happens, my ability to shoot is not impacted negatively but it worries me about long term reliability. Time will tell. Overall very impressive lens that doesn't carry the $800+ price tag.
Edit:. One other issue I encountered was the lens cap is pain in the ass to put on when a hood is being used. Might be my fat fingers but I seriously struggle putting it back on.
VERY fast and silent focus. I can't praise the USM enough.
Great focal range and color representation.
Constant manual focus is possible if you want to override the motor. Sexy smooth focus ring.
Price. About 1/3 the cost of most other lenses in its zoom range.
The macro is a nice inclusion.
The metal mount feels quality.
Image Stabilization is useful if you're doing video, or if your hands are shaky. I turned mine off because I find the tiny whir a little annoying.
It's VERY heavy. Kind of a pain, actually. The body is fine, but it's a little plasticy.
Lens creep. Ugh. I knew this was an issue, but I didn't know how little motion it would take to make it telescope back. The zoom ring itself is...okay.
The aperture is good, but not great. You won't get a ton of depth on portraits, but it's so constantly sharp I don't care much.
Overall, I'm very happy with this lens. It gives range, sharpness, and quick focus. Yes, there are some drawbacks since it's older, but don't let anyone tell you that you can't get fantastic pictures just because your glass isn't $2,000. This is a great buy if you're on a budget.
The main build quality problem is the way the zoom mechanism operates. When you turn the zoom ring on a well-built zoom lens, it moves fairly easily without sticking, but it exhibits some drag throughout the range, and absolutely does not move on its own. With this lens, by contrast, if you tilt the lens vertically, it slams its way to nearly the maximum zoom setting--not quite all the way, because the last part of the zoom range is much tighter than the first part, but most of the way. So the zoom action has way too little drag in most of its range, and vastly inconsistent drag. I saw this problem on both copies of the lens, and the problem was even worse with a filter attached.
To make this more alarming, this severe lens creep problem isn't a consistent problem with these lenses. I've read multiple folks on the Internet who say that they returned these lenses to Canon for repairs (for unrelated problems) and got back tight lenses that worked as they should. This suggests that Canon has wildly inconsistent quality control on these lenses, and that they just don't care enough to fix the problem. That's deeply disturbing.
The problem with lens creep is not just that the lens can change focal length on you without you intending to do so; it also means that the lens takes a lot of abuse during normal use. When you take it off the camera and put it in a bag, for example, it slams its way to the telephoto end of its range every time. When you tilt your camera down, it moves. Every time it moves in an uncontrolled way, it is likely putting stress on various parts inside the lens, and that is almost guaranteed to reduce the life expectancy of the lens compared with a lens that moves less frequently.
I've used Canon lenses for many years, including a wide range of EF and EF-s lenses. I've never seen anything remotely approaching this level of lens slop in any of them. It is simply unacceptably poor build quality. From what I've seen, I would strongly urge anyone considering these lenses to go with the 24-105 instead. It is a much, much better lens. I'm not talking about a small difference here. The 28-135 just plain feels like a toy by comparison.
I terribly miss the extra reach that I used to get with my 17-85 on a crop body, but it's not worth dealing with a lens that is this sloppy. I guess I'll just have to wait for the rumored 28-135 II, and hope that Canon gets their build quality right the second time around.