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Old Sep 5, 2002, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Has anyone used the EF 28-200mm?

Hello- about to receive my D60 ( 'bout time..) and was wondering if anyone out there had experience using the Canon EF 28-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens, on the D60 or otherwise. I have had a real hard time finding reviews on it, but, it seems like a great idea in a lens..
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Old Sep 16, 2002, 10:57 PM   #2
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Hello Jeremy

I have just picked up a Canon D60 a month ago and bought the 28-200 lens as my first on to get things going.

It's perfect for a wide range of zooming in bright sunny conditions and renders sharp hand held images. Any thing in the house has been blurry with out no support. The lens is big and heavy.

No wide on the low end due to the 1.6 factor but great on the long end now it's a 320 mm. Perfert for portraits.

Just a simple review from me. I also just got the Canon 50 mm 1.8 II today....which equals 80 mm f/1.8



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Old Sep 17, 2002, 12:10 AM   #3
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thanks for the thoughts. I have recently found all kinds of praise for the lens on dpreview.com- have you tried increasing the iso/decreasing the shutter time to compensate for the lens while shooting inside? if so, has this decreased bluriness?
D60 apparently currently "in stock and reserved" per Ritz...
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Old Sep 17, 2002, 12:47 AM   #4
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Hello Jeremy

I have played around a little with the ISO, 400 and up had rendered better results.
The on board camera flash seams harsh to me with my shots, I found nice skin tones in doors here with available window light.
This was a big jump from my Pentax IE2000 - 2 million pixels to the D60. The aspect ratio 2:3 is new to me, as the pentax was almost square in framing. I can email you some sample shots if you wish.

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Old Sep 17, 2002, 1:36 AM   #5
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Hello Jeremy

Here is a sample shot for you to see. Image was reduced in size.

ISO - 400 hand held 28 mm setting (45 mm on D60)

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none too shabby- doesn't look to blurry to me!
again, thanks for your thoughts, send any blurries/non-blurries, sure-
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Old Oct 10, 2002, 3:02 PM   #7
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Default Canon sample shots 28-200 mm

Hello everyone

Anyone interested in this lens can see some sample shots at my web site.
www.edhardy.ca

Most shots were used with the 28-200 Canon Lens. F/3.5 TO 5.6

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