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    Living one frame at a time Malibu Club's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    New England

    Lightbulb New Lens, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    Hi guys,

    This is my first lens with Image Stabilizer and I wanted to know if there is anything special about them that i should know of. To start off i know i should turn it off if its mounted on a tripod.

    Anything else?

    Appreciate your help.

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    Mar 2002

    Re: New Lens, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    Don't forget to use it. You also need to find it's sweet spot as well which is usually around f/8, take images of the same thing from the same position and same lighting and go through the f/stops, maintain proper exposure as well, then you will see the quality of the lens at it's f/stops.

    I have this lens and have used it for about 4 years now.

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    Mar 2004
    McCordsville, IN

    Re: New Lens, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    Just don't use these for basketball! I have broken three 28-135's in three years and one was a rental then again, maybe I should just stay away from them

    Canon 1D
    Canon 1D MK II N
    Canon 70-200mm USM IS f2.8
    Canon 200mm f1.8 USM
    Canon 300mm f2.8 USM IS
    Canon 28-300mm USM IS f3.5-5.6
    Canon 50mm f1.8
    Vivitar 19-35mm f3.5-5.6

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    Erstwhile Vagabond armed with camera Lionheart's Avatar
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    Feb 2004

    Re: New Lens, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    It's a very sharp versatile lens. I wish Canon could make this lens in an "L" version, with a faster constant aperture. In the meantime...I had this lens for a while, but I really missed having the f2.8 speed of the 28-70 "L" and the color palette of this lens is a bit on the cool side, so I gave it away to a friend. There are times when I wish I still had this lens, because of it's relatively small size and of course, IS. You will not be disappointed in this lens.
    here's my fav shot demonstrating how good the IS on this lens is. 1/6 sec at f32 handheld
    Seek the Son and the shadows fall behind you.

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    Member Stephen Lutz's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    Louisville, KY

    Re: New Lens, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    I've owned two of these lenses. I liked the lens but didn't love it. The photos seemed, well, a touch lifeless to me. I also own the 28-70 2.8L and would use it, then compare the photos with the 28-135, and eventually sold the 28-135. I just could see a difference. The L lens produces a luminous result. The 28-135 photos looked fine... until I compared them to the L lens.

    Here are two examples. I will let you guess which lens took which picture.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails New Lens, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM-dance.jpg   New Lens, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM-porscha.jpg  

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