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

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Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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Initial Price: 
$480
  • Three-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Super Spectra coating
  • 6 aperture blades
  • Metal mount
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

The EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM offers a 5x zoom range, from wide angle to telephoto. The lens also features Image Stabilization and is compact and lightweight, making it suitable for everyday use.

  • Three-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Fast, quiet autofocus
  • Super Spectra coating
  • Circular aperture for pleasing background blur
  • Passes distance information to E-TTL II
  • Optional lens hood

The ideal everyday standard zoom lens.

Image Stabilizer
A three-stop Image Stabilizer enables hand-held shooting in low light conditions, even at the telephoto end of the zoom scale. Handy for taking pictures when the use of a flash or tripod is not allowed.

Ultrasonic focusing
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.

Reviews

"This lens was a bit of a pleasant surprise when we tested it. One of us (Shawn) was quite familiar with it, as it had been a primary shooting lens for him for some years, first on film, and then on a Digital Rebel. As a result, we expected fairly positive results, but were nonetheless impressed by its sharpness at all but its

Post date: 17/09/2010 - 00:00

"The Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens' best feature (in my opinion of course) is its great focal length range. It is not hard to find uses for the 28-135mm focal length range. From family shots and vacation/travel use to landscapes photography to photojournalism, this lens can cover a wide range of your focal length needs.

Post date: 25/01/2008 - 16:23

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$480
Release Date: 
02/1998
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
10.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
5.5 TStop
Distortion: 
0.40%
Vignetting: 
-1.3 EV
Chr. aberration: 
19.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
28 - 135mm
Internal zooming: 
No
Angle of view: 
75° - 18°
Zoom Ratio: 
7.5x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
16 elements in 12 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
6 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0 - 36.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.50m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 3-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
78.0mm
Length: 
97.0mm
Weight: 
540.0 g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
72mm
Lens Hood included: 
No

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