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Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS LENS
Old 09-07-2005, 03:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Right now i have CHEAP glass. a sigma 28-70 and 70-300 that came with my 20D in an ebay kit. I am looking at the Canon 28-135IS as a main lens. portraits, events, all of the above. the obvious upgrade in quality is worth it, but THIS lens? it seems to be the best all around bang for my buck and perfect for anything i can think of.

feedback from owners would be great!
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Re: Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS LENS
Old 09-07-2005, 03:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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oh i guess i should add... my budget is limited. i can spend about $500 right now. or wait a month and spend closer to $1000. please keep that in mind when you make reccomendations! thank you!
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Re: Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS LENS
Old 09-07-2005, 05:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Tim I recomend this lens as a cheaper alterative to a L series lens
I have used this lens on my D30 and my EOS3 it works just as well on both ,
but if you have $1000 coming in shortly the L series is the better lens by far i have seen the quality difference between the 28-135 IS and a 70-200L IS
a much dearer lens but more much better quality by miles. I have a 2nd hand 20-35 L wide and the image improvement has to be seen to be believed.
My advice as I have been in the same position as you save up and get the best glass first, may take longer but the results will speak for themselves.
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most of the New Zealand shots were with the 28-135IS
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Re: Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS LENS
Old 09-07-2005, 09:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I use the 28-135IS just about always when I shoot with my 10D. It is a great lens. I also had sigma glass, I wasn't impressed at all with it. I understand the L line is the best bet if you can swing it. Finding one new for $1000.00 or less will be a trick. Maybe on Ebay. Best of luck whatever you decide.
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You currently have lenses which cover this focal length. If you upgrade, I would hold out for great lenses. Your lenses will be useful far longer than your camera body. I'm not that familiar with Canon lenses (Nikon for 30+ years), but the above lens seems a bit slow. I'd hold out for a f2.8 or faster constant aperature lens.
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Re: Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS LENS
Old 09-07-2005, 11:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My suggestion would be to skip that particuliar lens. Hold out and purchase a used 28-70 2.8L lens.

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Old 09-07-2005, 12:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't know about the canon glass I use nikon in about the same range. 24-120 f/3.5-5.6 VR. cost is about the same. I primarly shoot weddings and senior portraits. I have found that it produces very good images. Yes you will get some who say that we both need faster glass. I agree. But right now the 24-120 is paying the bills and making it possible to purchase a faster lens.

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Re: Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS LENS
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NO, it's not the best Canon Zoom for Portraits, it's fine for a Tourist.

look for a used Canon 24-70L (if ya can't afford a new onw), they go for under a grand over on the fred miranda site.
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and look for the Canon 24-70L 2.8 Lens, you will keep it for years...

I took nearly all the shots in my Porfolio with one...

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Old 09-08-2005, 12:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I use the 28-135IS just about always when I shoot with my 10D. It is a great lens. I also had sigma glass, I wasn't impressed at all with it. I understand the L line is the best bet if you can swing it. Finding one new for $1000.00 or less will be a trick. Maybe on Ebay. Best of luck whatever you decide.

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since im looking for a basic all around lens for now i think im going to go with this one. thanks for feedback.
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