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

by Canon
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
RRP: 559.99
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  • Image stabilised ultrasonic motor (USM) makes for silent and reliable operation
  • Macro facility lets you focus right down to 50 cm / 1.6 ft
  • Switch between autofocus and manual operation
  • Comes with 1 year manufacturer's warranty
  • Filter Size: 72 mm
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  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 11.7 x 11.2 cm ; 540 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: 2562A002
  • ASIN: B00006I53S
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

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.


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163 of 168 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have addition to your kit 6 Nov 2007
By A
I'm relatively new to amateur photography, and bought this lens after TRAWLING through (i think) every single review available. Three months down the line, and I'm unbelievably glad I spent the time I did researching a lens that I wanted as a decent 'walkaround'.

Focus lock is very quick and accurate - only a couple of times photographing very similar tones in low light has the lens lens suffered, but any lens in the same situation would do the same. The lens actually focuses a second time after the initial lock to get very sharp pictures. It also features FTM (Full Time Manual) focusing which I've found particularly useful.

The lens is certainly heavier than the standard 18-55 EF-S kit lens, but more than light enough to carry around all day. The construction feels very solid - the lens barrel is plastic, while the metal mount gives the lens a hugely firm and professional feel.

I've found one of the two great things about this lens is the Image Stabilisation (IS). I've used the lens a few times to photograph bands where flash photography is banned (or frowned upon), and it's come up trumps. Anywhere in even slightly low light and it has proven invaluable in keeping my handheld images sharp. Go into a camera shop, find any Canon lens with IS and take comparison shots with it turned on and off. Honestly; you'll see what I mean.

The other is the focal length. 28mm is more than handy for landscape shots (in any case you can stitch together the shots on your computer after), and having the zoom go through to 135mm is perfect for portraits and places where you need that extra reach. I think it's best suited as a walkaround lens - especially when taken travelling.
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91 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Space in your camera bag! 25 Jun 2007
By Ross R
This is a fantastic lens, I'm new to serious photography but even I can tell this has been a good choice after 2 weeks. All the other lenses have felt seriously underused since this has turned up in the camera bag, perhaps apart from the 50mm Canon, which gives you a slight advantage in low light levels. If like me you feel a little hesitiation in buying a lens nearly as expensive as the original camera (400 EOS), grit your teeth and go for it, it is well worth the painful credit card bill.
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86 of 90 people found the following review helpful
By Gisli Jokull Gislason VINE VOICE
This lens is probably the best buy you can make for the Canon EOS cameras. It has a fantastic range, anything from group photos to portrait close ups.

The lens is also extremly fast and quiet.

The standard lens for the 400 series is the 18-55 lens and this is very limited. Most people will then go on to buy a bigger lens, like 55-300 mm to cover the greatest range. To me this is a mistake. You will end up having to swap your lenses frequently or end up with one being unused and usually be stuck with the inadequate 18 - 55 mm. True you will probably never use the 18-55 mm lens again if you go with this one but you will also have a lens that does everything instead and won't have to make further swaps.

The 28mm - 135 mm lens is the best general purpose lens available in the EOS series and the way to go.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good all round lens 25 Sep 2011
By R.E. Viewer TOP 500 REVIEWER
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So there is a good chance you have arrived here in your search for that all-illusive "walk around" one lens fits all quest, like I did. If so, you need look no further.

I have used this lens now on my Canon 550D and then 60D for several years and have been very pleased with it. I have results like I simply could not have managed with the EF-S 18 - 55 kit lens, or for that matter my EF-S 55 - 250 lens.

Nice sharp pictures, decent low light performance and pretty fast, accurate auto focus.

The main gripe I have is as mentioned by others; the lens will creep if you point it downwards. I use mine with the Canon lens hood and this does not help matters. Rarely an issue but it is there, and for that reason it cannot be a 5 star in my mind.

Has not left my camera since I got it just about, it really does cover most of the bases, most of the time, and for this money it is a very worthy addition to your kit bag.

UPDATE: I have been using this lens for a few years now and have taken thousands of pictures on both the 550D and now a Canon 60D and it is still my most used lens. A real step up from the 55-250 kit lens and if you cannot afford or do not want to spend the extra for an L series lens this really is still a great lens. Aside from the lens creep it has proven itself to be a solid performer for me and has taken some very good pictures.
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188 of 202 people found the following review helpful
By Darren Simons TOP 500 REVIEWER
Although a photographer will generally accept having to spend a little more for a good wide angle or zoom lens, many will make do with the standard mid-range zoom lens which comes with their camera. This lens in my view proves that to be a less than brilliant choice, as it is a superbly specified and well-built built mid-range lens which is quite affordable (particularly against the L-series offerings) and therefore a great lens for anyone's collection.
So what does this lens deliver which others do not? Well, for one thing it has a wide zoom range - 28mm at its widest and 135mm at maximum zoom. This means that for much of the time you do not need to keep on changing the lens with other lenses in your arsenal. Certainly architecture and portrait shots are perfectly covered with this lens and even landscapes and wildlife subject to what you are trying to frame tend to be handled fairly well.
It uses Canon's USM technology making focus incredibly fast - very useful when following fast moving objects. This was the first lens I bought with USM and is something I would not go without for any other lens from now on.
The Image Stabiliser allows you to take photos at slower shutter speeds than would normally be possible due to camera shakes (as a rough guide it seems to allow an extra 2 fstops on your aperture). This works by in essence floating the glass elements with the lens body to counter camera shake... it does sound a little odd but works remarkably well and from my experience Canon has done a better job on this than any other lens provider for the Canon EF mount.
The build quality of the lens is also something to be admired.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great lens for starting out out
The Canon EF Zoom Lens 28mm - 135mm is a must have for when your starting out in either photography or video work. Read more
Published 2 months ago by william price
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharp good quality lens
Recently gave this to my son and was sorry to see it go. It's simply very nice to look at once mounted. Nice and heavy, it takes sharp images offering quality colours. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mark W
3.0 out of 5 stars The closest you can get to a versatile DSLR in this budget range
I hate to expand my reviews to anything more than necessary so I'll make it quick.

This is the best focal coverage one can get for Canon, only surpassed by 28-300mm... Read more
Published 3 months ago by zergkills
5.0 out of 5 stars It does what a lens should
I am an amateur user. Having had rather plastic-feeling, lightweight lenses before, this one feels fit for purpose and I've already used it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Peter the elder
4.0 out of 5 stars Great product
Love the lense, I leave it on the camera as it's standard lense, it's a bit larger than the standard package lense from canon but the performance of the lense justifies the extra... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Feenix
2.0 out of 5 stars OK, but treat as a budget performer
I dont mean to dampen anyones enthusiasm. The lens is an OK performer, frankly I think its over-priced at 350. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Hud
4.0 out of 5 stars Canon Lens
Works ok for me although a trifle loose in the barrel area, this does not seem to affect the performance
Published 9 months ago by Mr. Edwin M. S. Screech
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain lens
This lens has been around since 1998, but Canon push the L series 24-105 lens on their full frame cameras so possibly the 28-135 is less well known these days than it ought to be. Read more
Published 9 months ago by PG Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Good lens
It's a really good lens in daylight but struggles a little in lower light. I use the lenses mainly for video so that's what I'm basing this review on. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Cormac Mac Mahon
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very impressive
On first inspection the lens was found to have a rather plasticky feel, for this reason I would be reluctant to take it into the field for natural history work etc. Read more
Published 11 months ago by D B Whitehouse
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