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Old Dec 4, 2004, 3:45 PM   #1
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I just bought the 28-135mm USM IS lens today.

I've only taken a few test shots around the house, but it seems SO much better than the 18-55mm lens I got with the 20D.

Am I just thinking it's better because I paid more for it or am I really seeing an improvement?

I can't really put my finger on it but the images just look nicer.

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Old Dec 7, 2004, 8:28 AM   #2
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That's good to hear, as I'm looking for a good walk around lens. Can you give more information as to why you think the images are better? Are they sharper, higher contrast, more saturation out of the camera? Is there less distortion (barrel/pincushion/vignetting?) (ooh, I've only been in the dSLR world for a few months and look at all the terms I can throw around )
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Old Dec 7, 2004, 10:35 AM   #3
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My 28-135 was a better lens than the 18-55 kit lens. The images were sharper and the IS helped with camera shake.
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Old Dec 7, 2004, 12:49 PM   #4
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I've changed my name from Pekkle as it was stupid. Pekkle is a cartoon duck, but no one knew that. I think Paul(UK) is slightly better


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Can you give more information as to why you think the images are better? Are they sharper, higher contrast, more saturation out of the camera? Is there less distortion (barrel/pincushion/vignetting?)
Not really. I've only taken a few photos with it so far plus I am a newbie(What? You never guessed?) so find it hard to describe things.

When I looked at other peoples photos, mine with the kit lens just looked eeurgh and lacking in something. With the 28-135 they seem to have sparkle.

I'll probably retake some photos with the new lens to get a better idea of the difference.
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Old Dec 14, 2004, 3:40 PM   #5
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The 28-135 is by FAR the better lens. It feels heavier, has better glass and functions, and is all round, a better "Walk Around" lens. I still use this as my main walk about lens when not doing "Paid" work, the reach is good and quality is good throughout the range. It even has a "kind" of macro ability. I found it great for portraits.....The kit lens (18-55)I got with the 20d, stayed firmly in its wrapping, and is still there.
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Old Dec 19, 2004, 8:02 AM   #6
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I have bought the 28-135 mmIS USMlens for the 300 rebel too. Looking through the lens in the viewfinderis much darker than the 18-55 lens???? Have you guys the same experience?
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Old Dec 20, 2004, 4:33 AM   #7
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Sorry to intervene... but how can you compare such different lens classes?
~100$ vs. ~500$... Arc drive vs. IS USM...
Something like 28-135 IS USM vs. 28-200 USM is more like it...
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Old Dec 23, 2004, 12:56 PM   #8
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Sorry to intervene... but how can you compare such different lens classes?
~100$ vs. ~500$... Arc drive vs. IS USM...
Something like 28-135 IS USM vs. 28-200 USM is more like it...
Easy.

Because those are the two lenses I have.
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Apples and oranges boy's, apples and oranges.
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