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Old Jul 30, 2004, 2:57 PM   #1
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I just went to my local photoshop that rents lenses, they let me barrow for free for 20 minutes to go outside and test the lens I was intrested in renting if I left my Rebels EF-S lens there while I was outside not a bad deal IMO. So I went and tested the Canon EF 28-135mm USM IS lens and I love it, it has a isnt as wide angle but not enough for me to care and the extra reach is so helpful. so I rented it for 3 days for $30 good deal yes/no?

So my next first lens only buy most will be this lens unless I can find something I like more in the price range from a 3rd party lens maker
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Old Jul 30, 2004, 3:00 PM   #2
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I use the 28-135 as my walk around lens. It is a very good lens. I added a Tamron teleconverter 1.4x ( lowest cost version) and now can reach out to 300mm.
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Old Jul 30, 2004, 3:06 PM   #3
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well your one of the resons I picked this lens, I cant imagine anything better for close to mid range I am gonna have my 18-55 EF-S lens with me but I doubt it will be used.
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Old Aug 6, 2004, 12:16 PM   #4
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I echo the 28/135 - I use it for horse shows car races and just about everything in between.



HOWEVER: I also own the Tokina axf 242 which is 24/200. Comes in handy when you need a little more at one end or the other and it is equal in quality of optical performance. I paid $319.00. Don't make the mistake of looking down on Second party lenses - They HAVE to be good to participate in the marketplace. Tokina makes a huge percentage of the glass used by all of the camera manufacturers.

You DO pay a price for the Canon name. Outside of "L" class lenses, ask your self if the name is worth the difference.

By the way I love my Rebel and am pushing 5000 shots in about 6 months of ownership.



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Old Aug 7, 2004, 8:21 AM   #5
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You DO pay a price for the Canon name. Outside of "L" class lenses, ask your self if the name is worth the difference.
Why stop at just non 'L' lenses?
http://www.naturephotographers.net/mg0600-1.html
http://www.hoothollow.com/Tip-December%202003.html

... and some excellent macro (which have just been revised) too:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...rt=7&thecat=13
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...rt=7&thecat=13
http://www.shutterbug.net/test_reports/0601sb_sigma/

Tamron have a few excellent ones as well if anyone bother to look! :-):-):-)
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Old Aug 7, 2004, 3:03 PM   #6
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I just got my B&H book and I think I may have found my new lens, its 3x as much but seem the pretty sweet

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...#goto_itemInfo
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I've played with one of those in a local store. Pretty darn big, and the push-pull design sure creates a long-ish lens, especially with the hood mounted, not to mention the weight- it's H-E-A-V-Y.

This lens is probably discontinued. Canon has introduced a 28-300L to replace it. If you want a new one you probably should act soon.

For somewhere around the same money I would buy the 28-135 you were looking at and get a 200mm f2.8 and either the 1.4x or 2x converter. Either one would allow you to retain AF and be much better optically than the 35-350.
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Check this guys site out. He shoots with the 35-350L quite a bit.

http://www.pbase.com/hodad66/galleries
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