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Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens - 2562A002

Abt Model: 2562A002 | UPC Code: 082966213427
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28 To 135mm Focal Length/ 16 Elements In 12 Groups Construction/ Inner Focusing System With USM/ 1.6 Feet Closest Focusing Distance/ Rotating Zoom System/ Black Finish
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Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens, Model 2562A002

Standard zoom lens with an Image Stabilizer and high zoom ratio. With the Image Stabilizer turned on, you can obtain sharp, natural-looking pictures in dim lighting without using flash or a tripod. Very handy for places where flash is prohibited. Uses ring-type USM for swift, silent autofocus and full-time manual focus. Closest focusing distance is 20 in. (50cm).

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 28-135mm; 1:3.5, 5-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 75°- 18°
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.5m / 1.6 ft.
  • Zoom System: Rotating Type
  • Filter Size: 72mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Max Diameter: 3.1"
  • Length: 3.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.18 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs


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CompatibilityCanon
TypeZoom
Filter Size72mm
  

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HanoverCanon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens
 
3.7

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast auto-focus (33)
  • Superior build quality (13)
  • Super-sharp images (11)
  • Great picture quality (3)

Cons

  • Poor build quality (20)
  • Semi-sharp images (19)
  • Lens creep (7)
  • Slow auto-focus (6)

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Overall good Lens

This is a good lens for the price. Overall build is good. You do get lens creep when point down. The seals are poor and you do get dust in the elements. What...Read complete review

This is a good lens for the price. Overall build is good. You do get lens creep when point down. The seals are poor and you do get dust in the elements. What do you expect for that price! The AF is good but sometimes slow. It is not the Ring type HSM found on the L and higher lenses. But still good AF for this lens. IS on the lens is old and needs to be updated. Only a 3 stop IS. Still good when you need to shoot handheld or when losing light. Be sure to turn off IS when not using it. This will help the IS last longer. The 28-135mm (44-216mm @ 1.6 aps-c) is a good range. The canon 18-200mm lens is poor overall and especially in image quality compare to the 28-135mm (for those who are thinking of that lens). The image quality would be a 3.9 of 5. Five being a L-Series lens. At 28-70 mm range for highest image quality an f/5.6 to f/8.0 and at 70-135mm range f/8.0 to f/11 I would recommend. Any other ranges of f-stops not listed would be average to poor image quality. Barrel distortion at 28mm will be noticeable. At 70mm the pincushion distortion becomes noticeable and continues through 135mm. With the 40D vignetting is slightly apparent below 35mm. For the price this is a very good lens. Mostly suited for amateurs and intermediates, this lens is a top choice. This lens I use with my 40D.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Limited Usage Lens

This came with my 40D as the kit lens. It has good autofocus, I love the IS, and when in a controlled/bright light situation that doesn't require a fast shutter speed, you...Read complete review

This came with my 40D as the kit lens. It has good autofocus, I love the IS, and when in a controlled/bright light situation that doesn't require a fast shutter speed, you can really get some very nice shots with this lens. When zoomed to 135mm, however, the f/5.6 just doesn't let in enough light to allow for a fast shutter speed. Time and time again I've tried to use this at 135 and have been disappointed, even with a high ISO. At this point, I only have this and the 50mm f/1.4, and use the 50 about 90% of the time because I'm just not that satisfied with this lens and know that I can only use it in very specific situations.

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5.0

My first lens

By 

from Fridley, Mn

Comments about Hanover Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens:

I started with a Canon 10 D this was the 1st lens I had. I now have the Canon 5D s R. I have no lenses that I use but every now and then I throw this in my bag as well. I still get great shots. I still love this. Sky like my 1st time he don't true love away.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

zoom creep

By 

from Sherman, Texas, United States

Comments about Hanover Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens:

when you point the lens down it zooms out by itself, very annoying!!!!!!

 
4.0

Good for travel and risky environments.

By 

from Houston

Comments about Hanover Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens:

I shoot video professionally with my 5D Mlll. This lens is light and good for personal travel. If it got beat up or dinged its not a heartbreak. Great for use in industrial dirty areas or the beach. I let my teenagers use this too. I have Great Canon 2.8 lenses for most of my work. I wish this came in 2.8!

 
4.0

4 stars

By 

from Clarion co pa

Comments about Hanover Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens:

Have been using g this lens off and on now for 6 months. it's a nice lens for the money pros: price is right, light to carry on trials auto Fucus is fast enough for people and pets. Nice to use in landscape shooting cons: the lens creeps down when shooting down. Not a problem when you learn how to use both hands to work it

 
1.0

poor quality

By 

from Miami, Fl

Comments about Hanover Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens:

Had to be send back to be repaired under warranty, outofocus didn't work. Now after one year, and very little use lens zoom is so loose that has to be hold by hand. when camera is left hanging in the shoulder strap lens opens all the way by itself.

 
5.0

Big good lens

By 

from illinois

Comments about Hanover Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens:

All my friends told me this lens was very big and that they like it they wanted to have one like this.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My trust Versatile Go-To Lens

By 

from Florida

Comments about Hanover Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens:

I have been using this lens soon after it came out around the turn of the century. It was purchased with the film SLR Rebel 2000 and since 2010 on T2i. In addition to this 28-135, I also own a 50mm F1.8, a recent purchased 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, and the EF-S18-55mm IS kit lens that came with T2i. It is the primary general-use lens attached to my T2i. The other lenses are the alternates only used when the occasions demand their applications. I have taken thousands of shot with this lens on travel, in-door and out-door events such as orchid show, wedding, air shows and have been very happy with the results. I have also been shooting wildlife with it and have high quantity of superior results. Every lens has its own character. Knowing its strength is the way to take good pictures. I set the aperture at around 8 on T2i's AV mode and use this mode frequently when I ask for sharpness from this lens. It's excellent macro capability is often more convenient than the 70-200mm L for close-up shots. It's true this is not a perfect lens like some other reviews picked on it -- it's not wide enough (I found myself pulling out my smart phone often these days instead of changing lens for wide angle shots), and not long enough for some bird shots, etc. However, the 28-135mm handles most situations very respectfully and dependably. It's going to be as my prime go-to lens as it has been for the past 15 years.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The Best All-Around Lens

By 

from Middle Tennessee

Pros

  • Superior build quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hanover Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens:

      I have used a mid-range zoom lens as a primary lens for over 40 years. When I made the transition from film to digital I knew exactly the Canon lens I wanted, and haven't been disappointed in my choice of another mid-range zoom. In fact, the Canon EF 28-135mm offers me much greater latitude than my earlier film zoom lenses that didn't have new features and slightly broader focal range. The lens' range is all most photographers need 75% of the time. I watch all the show-offs with their phallic symbols, who don't know how to use them, and all I'm using is a utilitarian zoom lens (but, a Canon). For the serious-amateur, at least, if you are going to buy and use Canon, this is all the lens you will need most of the time. The pro, maybe not. I don't need to 'push' my lenses like a pro yet still come up with award-winning photographs using my Canon EF 28-135mm. My interests are in landscape competition, press/feature, and stock photography. I use a Canon 40D, primarily, with a select array of Canon lenses. I also own and use other Canon cameras depending on need, especially my G-12.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Decent all around lens

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • Fast auto-focus
      • Image Stabilizer
      • Metal mount
      • wide angle to short tele

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • image sharpness varies
      • lack of wide aperture
      • lens slippage
      • Mainly plastic
      • No Lens Hood
      • Semi-sharp images

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hanover Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens:

        I am an advanced beginner in photography, shooting digital for the last 5 years. This lens is a good overall walk around lens, with sharpness being an issue only at the widest angle. The lens does zoom itself put, especially when carrying it on your shoulder or pointing it downwards. It tends to be a bit annoying because almost every time you need to take a shot, the lens is fully zoomed in. Aside from that, it does take pretty decent macro shots, and the bokeh is pretty good when you are zoomed in all the way. The only downsides are the not fast aperture, and lack of rounded aperture blades. Barrel distortion also comes into play at the widest angle, along with chromatic aberration unless you stop the lens down to around f6.3 or 7.1

         
        2.0

        Disappointing

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • Fast auto-focus
        • Image Stabilization

        Cons

        • Low Image Quality
        • Poor build quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hanover Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens:

          When I purchased my EOS 7D, I chose a package which contained the EF 28-135 IS USM lens because I figured it would be better than the EF-S option and because I wanted to be able to use it when I upgrade to a full-frame camera. Fortunately, it wasn't too costly a mistake. The good: The image stablization system works very well. Focus speed, as a result of the USM, is also fast and reliably accurate. The large-ish rubber zooming grip is also quite comfortable to use. The bad: Lens "drift" is not descriptive enough. I barely flick my wrist and the lens flies fo the telephoto end. Dust? Likely as a result of the looseness and general lack of build quality, the lens has dust particles inside and on multiple elements. This doesn't affect the image quailty too much, unless there's a light source in the frame. Images are soft, even when stopped down to f/8, color is muted and requires a rather large saturation bump in post processing, and contrast (yes, I have a lens hood) is lacking. I suggest that anyone thinking about purchasing this lens as a package consider purchasing the body only and applying the cost difference toward a higher-quality lens.

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