Canon EF - Zoom lens - 28 mm - 135 mm - f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - Canon EF
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
Customers who bought this item also bought
What do customers buy after viewing this item?
Compare to similar items
This item Canon EF - Zoom lens - 28 mm - 135 mm - f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - Canon EF
|Shipping||—||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Starplus Electronics||Amazon.co.uk||Amazon.co.uk||Amazon.co.uk||INT Impex|
|Item Dimensions||11.2 x 11.7 x 16.3 cm||0.2 x 11.1 x 7 cm||3.93 x 6.92 x 3.93 cm||7.2 x 7.46 x 7.46 cm||8.34 x 10.4 x 10.4 cm||7.66 x 9.6 x 7.66 cm|
|Item Weight||0.54 kg||375 grams||160 grams||240 grams||0.53 kg||480 grams|
|Max Focal Length||135 mm||250 mm||50 mm||18 mm||105 mm||135 mm|
|Min Focal Length||28 mm||55 mm||50 mm||10 mm||24 mm||18 mm|
|Mounting Type||Canonbayonet||Canon EF / EF-S||Canon EF / EF-S||Canon EF / EF-S||Canon EF / EF-S||Canon EF / EF-S|
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.
Top customer reviews
The only negative aspect of some reviews was that the lens extends under its own weight if held upside-down, and it does - but is this really a problem? It's never really bothered me.
Other than that, the lens is absolutely superb. It's the first stabilised lens I've used and the stabilisation is very impressive, you can take excellent photos indoors without a flash quite easily, and it will even work in quite dark situations (although this is pushing the stabilising mechanism to its limit, so it can be a bit hit and miss). It also focuses very quickly and smoothly - and almost silently - again, very impressive.
The other thing about this lens which is so good is the detail of the images it produces. I have enough of a background in physics to know how lenses work, so I've never paid too much attention to claims like this, but it's true - this lens will show up detail other lenses just can't capture (and, if you're as short-sighted as me, you didn't even know was there!).
The combination of being able to work indoors without a flash and the detail of this lens means you can take really good portraits. The only downside of this is that sometimes you get too much detail - my son was less than impressed when my photos of his baby daughter showed up the new-born spots on her skin, and my wife has forbidden me from taking close-up pictures of her!
All in all, a really excellent lens, and a real revelation, if, like me, you've only bought budget lenses before.
However, having said all that, unfortunately the lens failed after just over three years of use - the autofocus stopped working altogether and the exposure became completely erratic. Even on manual focus, most of my shots were wasted as the picture was horribly over-exposed. I spent most of a long holiday having to take all my photos with a cheap telephoto lens, which was the only other lens I had with me! (Which indicates just how good his lens is - you start using it for everything, only using other lenses if you need wide-angle or long telephotos, it becomes not just your main lens, but nearly your only one.)
I have had the lens repaired, but it's sadly not as good as it once was, the autofocus hunts too much and often won't settle on a final setting - and sometimes fails altogether. I would send it back for a re-repair, but the repair was done through Jessops...
Anyway, I haven't docked any stars for this failure, as it's such a good lens it would be a shame to mark it down for what might be just an unlucky electronics failure. Plus I'm not entirely sure it wasn't me who caused it to fail - I don't treat my lenses as carefully as I should.
I would recommend this as a good all round lens for crop frame or full frame Canon cameras. It is my go-to walk around lens and I suspect it will continue to be until I can afford an L-series upgrade!
I have added some photos to demonstrate the lens closed and fully extended and also where I position the silicone band to prevent unwanted lens extension. It overlaps the zoom ring but not the focussing ring (not that that would upset the lens as it has full time manual focussing override and the focussing ring does not move in autofocus mode). I hope this helps. Whilst I have moved on to bigger and more expensive glass for the majority of my work this lens is still an old favourite and I still break it out from time to time. It has descended many skislopes and other perilous places with me!
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.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews
I had mine for just over a year before getting rid of it.Read more